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Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) announced on Tuesday that it had reached a tentative settlement of $600 million in a class action lawsuit regarding the February 2023 freight train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. According to the NSC news release, the settlement “is designed to provide finality and flexibility for the class members.” Class members would [...]

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Arizona’s Supreme Court found on Tuesday that a 159-year-old law banning abortion is enforceable following the US Supreme Court’s 2022 decision to overturn abortion rights case Roe v Wade, sending a 52-year-old case back to trial court. The case, Planned Parenthood v. Kristin Mayes/Hazelrigg, was initiated in 1971, two years before the US Supreme Court [...]

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The American Bar Association published a statement on Monday expressing alarm over the increasing threats against judges in the US. The statement cited that serious threats against judges have doubled since 2019, with 457 incidents reported in 2023. These threats often involve threats to physical safety and harm and can have a profoundly negative effect [...]

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A New York appellate court denied an effort by former US President Donald Trump on Monday to delay the start of his upcoming falsified documents criminal case. The New York Times reported earlier on Monday that Trump filed several challenges against Judge Juan Merchan, who is overseeing the falsified documents trial. With the appellate court’s [...]

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Michael Soghomonian, also known as Shant, was arrested Sunday for allegedly starting a fire outside Senator Bernie Sanders’ office in Burlington, Vermont on Friday. An accelerant was lit in the office entrance, where the fire was quickly detected in the vestibule between the elevator and the office entrance. After igniting the fire, Soghomonian fled. A [...]

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US Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and US Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) announced on Sunday draft legislation to “establish a national data privacy and security standard.” In the joint statement, the two lawmakers said that they plan to submit the bill, which will eliminate the “patchwork” of state regulation in favor of a federal law [...]

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Former US President Donald Trump credited himself with overturning the landmark reproductive rights case Roe v. Wade and accused Democrats of advocating for the killing of newborn babies before calling for national unity in an abortion position statement released Monday morning. “Many people have asked me what my position is on abortion and abortion rights, [...]

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New York City settled a class-action lawsuit on Thursday that was brought by two Muslim women against the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) policy for removing their head coverings for arrest photos.  The women filed a motion on Friday with presiding Judge Analisa Torres of the US District Court for the Southern District of New [...]

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40 Democratic members of the US House of Representatives signed a letter to President Joe Biden Friday urging him to cease arms transfers to Israel in the wake of an Israeli airstrike that killed seven humanitarian aid workers in Gaza. The letter states: We write to express our shared concern and outrage regarding the recent [...]

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The Tennessee Senate passed a bill Thursday that would require public schools to show a fetal development video comparable to one produced by an anti-abortion group to its students. SB 2767 will require public schools’ family life curriculum to include a three-minute “high-quality, computer-generated animation or high-definition ultrasound” that shows the development of vital organs [...]

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