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US Senate approves Hong Kong human rights bill
The US Senate approved HR 3289 Tuesday in an attempt to address human rights violations in Hong Kong. The bill would create reporting requirements for Hong Kong officials, including annual reporting of human rights treatment in the area until 202 (More)
UK court denies application of terminally ill man challenging assisted dying law
A terminally ill man lost his challenge to the assisted dying law in the UK on Tuesday. The case was brought by Philippe Newby, who suffers from motor neurone disease, a terminal disease. His claim centered around Section 2(1) of the Suicide Ac (More)
Pennsylvania legislature advances fetal burial, Down syndrome abortion bills
The Pennsylvania legislation advanced two abortion bills Monday that would require burial or cremation of fetal remains and prohibit abortion following a Down syndrome diagnosis. The Pennsylvania House approved House Bill 1890, known as the Final (More)
Trump impeachment inquiry continues through day three
Two impeachment hearings were held on Tuesday as the House Intelligence Committee continued their inquiry into US President Donald Trump's conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky from July. During the first hearing, Lieutenant Colone (More)
Hong Kong court rules face mask ban unconstitutional
The High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ruled on Monday that the Emergency Regulations Ordinance, Cap 241 (ERO) "is incompatible with the Basic Law of Hong Kong" and the Prohibition on Face Covering Regulation, Cap 241K (PFCR) i (More)
UN study finds US has highest rate of children in detention
Manfred Nowak, the Independent Expert for the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty, reported on Monday that the US has the highest rate of children in detention in the world. He stated that the US has more than 100,000 children in migratio (More)
US reverses policy on Israel settlements in West Bank region
US Secretary of State Mike Pomepo announced at a press conference on Monday that the US will reverse its long-standing stance on Israeli settlements in the West Bank region, no longer holding that the settlements violate international law. The Wes (More)
Supreme Court temporarily blocks release of Trump tax returns
The US Supreme Court on Monday granted a request from the Trump administration to stay a court order requiring the president's tax returns be turned over to the US House Committee on Oversight and Reform. Written by Chief Justice Roberts, the stay is (More)
North Carolina legislature enacts new congressional map
The North Carolina Legislature enacted a new congressional map Friday in response to a ruling that declared that the 2017 map was in violation of the North Carolina Constitution. The newly enacted map for the 2020 election passed the legislature v (More)
Oklahoma judge reduces J&J opioid settlement by $100 million due to math error
Months after the landmark opioid trial, an Oklahoma judge reduced the $572 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to $465 million Friday. According to the order, the $107 million reduction is due to a calculation error. Back in April the (More)