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Class-action lawsuit filed against Facebook demands CEO Zuckerberg divest himself of controlling interest in company
Four small tech firms filed a class-action lawsuit in the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Thursday, accusing Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg of running a vast anticompetitive scheme in an attempt to solidify long-ter (More)
St. Louis' first black prosecutor sues city, police union, five others for 'racist effort' to block reform agenda
Kimberly Gardner, the first black Circuit Attorney in the history of St. Louis, Missouri, filed a lawsuit on Monday in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri against the city of St. Louis, the St. Louis Police Officers Association (More)
UK regulator continues to push for ad transparency ahead of election
The UK Electoral Commission restated the urgency of transparency in digital ad campaigning on Monday ahead of the upcoming general election. The commission released a report in 2018, which made recommendations to update current legislation surrou (More)
Iraqi Prime Minister announces resignation after violent protests
The Prime Minister of Iraq, Adil Abdul-Mahdi, on Friday announced his resignation after nearly two months of increasingly violent protests. Earlier on Friday, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, a key religious figure in Iraq and one of the nation's m (More)
Hong Kong citizen who worked for British consulate alleges torture by Chinese authorities
A former staff member of the British Consulate-General in Hong Kong issued a statement via Facebook on Wednesday describing an "illegal process" of "torture, threats, and coercion" by Chinese authorities. Simon Cheng, the consulate employee and a Hon (More)
House Judiciary Committee approves bill to legalize marijuana
The US House Judiciary Committee approved a bill on Wednesday that would remove marijuana from the list of Schedule I narcotics, effectively legalizing it at the federal level if passed into law. The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungem (More)
US envoy to Syria accuses Turkey of committing war crimes
James Jeffrey, the US special envoy to Syria, on Wednesday told the House Foreign Affairs Committee that "we've seen several incidents which we consider war crimes" during Turkey's recent incursion into Syria. These allegations follow a number of oth (More)
50 US states launch Google antitrust investigation
Fifty US states and territories announced an antitrust investigation of Google and its parent company Alphabet Monday. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that Texas will be leading the bipartisan investigation, which will focus on Google' (More)
California governor signs most restrictive police use-of-force law in US
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the most restrictive use-of-force law of any police organization in the US Monday. The bill, AB392, heavily revises the ability of officers to use deadly force and the scrutiny under which force is evaluated (More)
Report finds Canada PM contravened federal ethics rules
The Canadian Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, Mario Dion, released a report on Wednesday condemning the conduct of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Dion found that Trudeau contravened Section 9 of the Conflict of Interest Act by u (More)
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