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Iran releases additional prisoners to combat spread of coronavirus

Iran releases additional prisoners to combat spread of coronavirus

10.03.2020 | Chris Stephens | 751

Iranian officials stated Monday that 70,000 prisoners have been released to combat the spread of the coronavirus within incarceration facilities.

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US House report faults Boeing and FAA for 737 Max failures

US House report faults Boeing and FAA for 737 Max failures

10.03.2020 | Trisha Klan | 631

The US House Committee responsible for investigating last year’s Boeing 737 Max failures issued their preliminary report on Friday, finding failures on the part of Boeing and the Federal Aviation administration (FAA).

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UK court rules UAE Prime Minister organized abduction of his two children

UK court rules UAE Prime Minister organized abduction of his two children

9.03.2020 | Tahira Mohamedbhai | 593

The UK’s High Court ruled Thursday that Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) organized the abduction of his two children to Dubai and the intimidation of his wife, Princess Haya.

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Trump Administration to collect DNA from immigration detainees for FBI database

Trump Administration to collect DNA from immigration detainees for FBI database

9.03.2020 | Tyler Gillett | 630

The Justice Department issued a statement on Friday that it would be amending regulations regarding the collection of DNA from persons detained for immigration violations.

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UN human rights official urges States to put human rights first as COVID-19 spreads

UN human rights official urges States to put human rights first as COVID-19 spreads

9.03.2020 | Trisha Klan | 684

On Friday, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet suggested that international authorities put human rights “front and centre” while combating the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. As the virus spreads, Bachelet called attention to the negative impact that containment efforts may have on peoples’ lives, noting that “people who are already barely surviving economically, may all too easily be pushed over the edge by measures being adopted to contain the virus.”

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France top court recognizes right of Uber drivers to be considered employees

France top court recognizes right of Uber drivers to be considered employees

6.03.2020 | Tahira Mohamedbhai | 683

The Court of Cassation, France’s top court ruled Wednesday that Uber drivers are employees of the company, requiring Uber to review their business model.

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European Commission proposes draft climate law committing to net zero carbon emissions by 2050

European Commission proposes draft climate law committing to net zero carbon emissions by 2050

6.03.2020 | Cassandra Maas | 659

The European Commission proposed a new draft climate law on Wednesday that would commit the EU to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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Ohio senate passes bill to ban use of telemedicine for abortions

Ohio senate passes bill to ban use of telemedicine for abortions

6.03.2020 | Jordan Ross | 663

The Ohio Senate passed a bill on Wednesday that prohibits physicians from using telemedicine in medication abortions.

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DC appellate court dismisses unfair competition claim against Trump Hotel

DC appellate court dismisses unfair competition claim against Trump Hotel

2.03.2020 | Matthew Fischer | 695

The DC Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed on Friday the dismissal of a lawsuit against the Trump Hotel.

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Federal appeals court rejects appeal to force Arizona governor to hold a special election to fill a vacant Senate seat

Federal appeals court rejects appeal to force Arizona governor to hold a special election to fill a vacant Senate seat

2.03.2020 | Erin Napoleon | 725

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a lawsuit on Thursday that sought to require Arizona’s governor to call a special special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Martha McSally.

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