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The Office of the Arizona Attorney General (AG) Kris Mayes filed a motion with Arizona Supreme Court to withdraw the requested execution warrant for Aaron Brian Gunches. In December the AG requested the warrant after Gunches expressed his wish to be executed. However, Gunches later filed for withdrawal of the request. The motion cited three [...]

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A US federal judge Thursday ordered former president Donald Trump and his lead attorney Alina Habba to pay more than $937,000 in sanctions over a suit brought against Hillary Clinton in March 2022. Judge Donald Middlebrooks of the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida issued the sanctions on the basis that Trump’s [...]

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The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Friday released a proposed fair housing rule which puts back in place many fair housing obligations that the Trump administration rescinded in 2020.  The new rule revives many provisions of the 2015 Affirmatively Further Fair Housing (AFFH) Rule, passed during the Obama administration. The 2015 rule [...]

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Edward Mullins, the former union President of the Sergeants Benevolence Association (SBA), Thursday pled guilty to one count of wire fraud for defrauding the SBA of $600,000. Mullins served as the president of the fifth-largest police union in the nation for nearly two decades since he first won election in 2002. Per his plea order, [...]

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A group of environmental activist groups Thursday filed a petition in the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit for the review of the US Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) decision to license the Sea Port Oil Terminal located off the coast of Texas. The deepwater terminal is projected to expand oil-production in an oil-rich region of [...]

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Religious leaders from diverse faith backgrounds Thursday filed a lawsuit challenging Missouri’s abortion ban in the Circuit Court of St. Louis City. The challengers argue that the Missouri abortion law violates the Missouri Constitution. They seek a permanent injunction on enforcement of the provisions of the law based on the belief that the ban is [...]

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Thursday charged Nexo Capital Inc. with failing to register a security that allowed consumers to earn interest on cryptocurrency. Nexo agreed to pay the SEC a $22.5 million penalty and cease the unregistered offer and sale of its “Earn Interest Product” (EIP) to US investors. Nexo also agreed to [...]

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The US Supreme Court Thursday announced that investigators have been unable to identify the individual or individuals who leaked a draft of the court’s opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization in May 2022. The court labeled the leak as a “grave assault” and unanimously agreed to the investigation. The court’s Thursday statement explains [...]

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The US Department of State (DOS) Thursday launched the Welcome Corps, a new private sponsorship program for migrants arriving in the US. The program comes only a few weeks after the Biden administration announced they would extend a parole program to Cuban, Nicaraguan and Haitian migrants crossing the US southern border. The parole program relies [...]

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The Russian Federation Federal Security Service (FSB) Thursday announced that it is initiating a criminal case against an unnamed United States citizen on the grounds of crimes committed against state security. The citizen is suspected of committing  espionage under Article 276 of the Russian Federation Criminal Code.  Article 276 outlines that the crime of espionage [...]

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