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US Congress passes Cambodia Democracy Act
The US Congress passed the Cambodia Act of 2019 Monday, which aims "To promote free and fair elections, political freedoms, and human rights in Cambodia, and for other purposes." The bill was introduced by Congressman Ted Yoho, of Florida's Third (More)
Federal appeals court strikes down rule granting religious and moral exemptions to birth control
A federal appeals court on Friday upheld an injunction against regulations allowing employers with religious or moral objections to deny birth control coverage to employees. The recent ruling affirms the injunction originally issued in January, which (More)
Federal appeals court refuses to block Title X 'gag rule'
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday denied emergency motions against its previous decision refusing to block the Title X "gag rule." Title X funded clinics generally serve low-income men and women, offering contraception and (More)
California extends health coverage to undocumented immigrants
California Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday signed SB 104, which will extend health coverage to some undocumented immigrants. Under the new bill, Medi-Cal will provide coverage to some young adults aged 18-25 who are not US citizens. California pr (More)
Federal appeals court hears arguments on Affordable Care Act
A three-judge panel on the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case that asks whether, because of the new tax law, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) no longer qualifies as a tax, rendering the individual mandate up (More)
Federal judge strikes down Trump administration rule requiring drug prices in TV ads
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday struck down a final rule from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requiring drug manufacturers to disclose their prices in TV ads. The final rule was an attemp (More)
UN rights chief urges Venezuela to address human rights violations
In a report released Thursday, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet urged Venezuela to take immediate steps to address "grave violations of economic, social, civil, political and cultural rights" in the country. The report w (More)
Federal Judge orders parties to mediation over conditions of migrant children detention centers
US Federal District Judge Dolly M. Gee of the Central District of California ordered the federal government and plaintiffs of a class action suit to mediation Friday to remedy conditions at migrant children detention centers. The order comes as pa (More)
Georgia sued over fetal heartbeat abortion ban
A coalition comprised of organizations including SisterSong Women of Color, Feminist Women's Health Center, and Planned Parenthood Southeast filed a lawsuit on Friday against Georgia's government officials. The complaint explains that House Bill 4 (More)
Pittsburgh health systems reach deal allowing continued patient access following AG's lawsuit
Two major Pittsburgh health systems, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Highmark Health (Highmark) struck a deal on Monday allowing Highmark patients to utilize UPMC's facilities. The agreement prevents expiration of a previous ag (More)
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