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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works RD James on Thursday announced the repeal of the Clean Water Rule. The rule granted federal pollution protections for streams and wetlands. The EPA and the Army claim that the “2015 rule … impermissibly expanded the definition of ‘waters [...]

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New York Attorney General Letitia James issued letters Wednesday ordering two New York companies, MeToo Kits and Preserve Group, to cease and desist production of at-home sexual assault kits. Both MeToo Kits and Preserve Group produce and sell at-home kits for the gathering of evidence in sexual assault cases. In her letters, James argued that the [...]

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Courts in England and Northern Ireland have rejected challenges to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue, or suspend, Parliament, both holding that the act was a political matter in which the courts could not intervene. An English court released a full judgment on Wednesday for a decision rendered last week, stating that reviewing the [...]

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The British government published a report on Wednesday forecasting the “reasonable worst-case scenario” of a “no-deal” exit of the UK from the EU. British opposition lawmakers compelled the publication of the report via a Parliamentary vote for its release. The report predicts severe traffic jams at ports resulting in food and medicine shortages, as well [...]

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The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria issued its latest report Wednesday, finding that despite the military advances made by pro-government forces in 2018 that led to the demilitarized zone, violence continues with a high number of civilian casualties. The report uncovered many instances of arbitrary detention, disappearances and obstacles to access vital services. The [...]

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The European Court of Human Rights on Wednesday heard complaints from Ukraine about Russian involvement in the military coup and subsequent Russian annexation of Crimea. From Feburary 27, 2014, Russia has exercised control over the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Ukraine alleges that there was a practice of killing Ukrainian military and officers of law enforcement [...]

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The California Legislature on Wednesday passed a bill known as the Tenant Protection Act of 2019. The bill includes several provisions aimed at protecting tenants. First, it provides that “after a tenant has continuously and lawfully occupied a residential real property for 12 months,” the owner of that property “shall not terminate the tenancy without [...]

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The US House Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a “Resolution for Investigative Procedures” into the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump. The investigation is looking into “alleged obstruction of justice, public corruption, and other abuses of power by President Trump, his associates, and members of his Administration.” Specifically, the resolution cites instances of Trump attempting [...]

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The US House of Representatives approved HR 1690 on Tuesday that would require carbon monoxide detectors in public housing. If passed by the Senate the bill would require certain owners of federally subsidized housing to install carbon monoxide detectors within 90 days from enactment. To enable this the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) [...]

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