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US President Joe Biden Tuesday signed the CHIPS Act of 2022, which provides $52 billion to boost the US domestic semiconductor industry. The act authorizes the expenditure of more than $200 billion to promote domestic semiconductor production. However, only $52 billion is immediately appropriated as a result of Biden signing the bill. The act also [...]

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The lower house of the Indian parliament Monday passed a bill establishing a central scheme for the purchase and sale of carbon credits. The bill also promotes clean energy by obligating certain large consumers of electricity to use renewable energy and conserve energy. The Energy Conservation (Amendment) Act seeks to amend the two-decade-old Energy Conservation [...]

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The FBI Tuesday seized Pennsylvania Congressman Scott Perry’s cell phone, potentially in furtherance of the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) investigation into the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. In an exclusive statement to Fox News, Perry confirmed that FBI agents approached him with a warrant and requested his cellphone. The seizure comes only one [...]

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A US district judge Tuesday spared Igor Dvorskiy, a former test administrator involved in a large-scale college admissions and testing bribery scheme, a prison sentence because he helped prosecutors build cases against others involved in the scheme. Dvorskiy pled guilty to accepting nearly $200,000 in bribes from parents to inflate their children’s standardized exam scores [...]

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Nicholas Haysom, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for South Sudan and Head of the UN Mission to South Sudan (UMISS), Wednesday condemned the recent extrajudicial killings of four officers from the rebel South Sudan People’s Movement/Army (SSPM/A) in Mayom County, Unity State, South Sudan. The killings were shared on social media Haysom stated “Anyone who [...]

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Aynsley Genga is a JURIST Staff Correspondent in Kenya.  On Tuesday, Kenyans went to the polls in general elections and are now waiting for the tallied results. A lot has happened during this period. In fact, too much has happened that has just left the majority of the populace feeling either tense or exasperated. Tension [...]

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Wednesday lifted an American civil rights lawyer’s prison sentence. Asim Ghafoor was previously convicted of money laundering and sentenced to 3 years in prison. The conviction will be upheld, and Ghafoor will be required to pay 5 million dirham ($1.36 million) according to the statement. The prison sentence’s lifting was [...]

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The Montana Supreme Court Tuesday upheld a preliminary injunction against three state laws regulating abortion, temporarily blocking an attempt to enforce abortion prohibitions while the laws are challenged in the courts. Abortion provider Planned Parenthood applied for a preliminary injunction against the immediate enforcement 0f three laws passed by the Montana state legislature: HB 136 banning [...]

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Former US President Donald Trump invoked the Fifth Amendment Wednesday in a New York State civil investigation into his business and real estate dealings, choosing not to testify in an unusual move for the vocal politician. Trump was scheduled for a deposition on August 10 in the civil case People of the State of New [...]

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Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx announced Tuesday that Cook County judges vacated 7 murder charges because of a former Chicago detective’s misconduct in investigating the cases. The individuals were exonerated after the Foxx chose not to oppose legal challenges to their convictions. An eighth individual’s conviction, which Foxx is no longer defending, is still [...]

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