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House approves bipartisan Holocaust education bill

House approves bipartisan Holocaust education bill

29.01.2020 | Erin McCarthy Holliday | 700

On the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, the US House of Representatives voted Monday overwhelmingly in favor of the Never Again Education Act — funding created to support Holocaust education across the country.

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Israel PM Netanyahu formally indicted on corruption charges

Israel PM Netanyahu formally indicted on corruption charges

29.01.2020 | Patrick Eckerd | 692

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was formally indicted on charges of corruption on Tuesday, after he withdrew a request for parliamentary immunity from prosecution.

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Rwanda authorities abusing homeless children: HRW report

Rwanda authorities abusing homeless children: HRW report

29.01.2020 | Andrew Hursh | 723

According to a report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday, arbitrary detention of homeless children at Rwanda’s Gikondo Transit Center has been characterized by violent beatings, dismal conditions, and other abuse.

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Supreme Court lifts injunction on ‘public charge’ immigration restriction

Supreme Court lifts injunction on ‘public charge’ immigration restriction

28.01.2020 | Erin McCarthy Holliday | 824

The US Supreme Court on Monday removed an injunction imposed by a New York district court concerning a new Trump Administration immigration “public charge” rule, which would restrict immigrants who may rely on public assistance from entering the US.

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Federal appeals court orders EPA to review biofuel waivers granted to three oil refineries

Federal appeals court orders EPA to review biofuel waivers granted to three oil refineries

28.01.2020 | Zoe Gujral | 693

The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Monday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review the biofuel waivers it granted to three oil refineries.

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FCC certifies tech companies as SAS Administrators

FCC certifies tech companies as SAS Administrators

28.01.2020 | Austin Koltonowski | 687

The US Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) on Monday certified CommScope, Federated Wireless, Inc. (Federated), Google and Sony as Spectrum Access System (SAS) Administrators in the 3.55-3.7GHz band.

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Virginia raises grand larceny amount

Virginia raises grand larceny amount

27.01.2020 | Matthew Fischer | 711

Virginia’s House’s Courts of Justice – Criminal Subcommittee passed HB 995, raising the required amount for the crime from $500 to $1000 to qualify for Grand Larceny. This along with numerous other proposed and passed bills add to Gov. Ralph Northam’s criminal justice initiative.

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New York City Counsel introduces new bill that will allow green card holders and nonresident aliens with work visas to vote in local elections

New York City Counsel introduces new bill that will allow green card holders and nonresident aliens with work visas to vote in local elections

27.01.2020 | Erin Napoleon | 682

The New York City Counsel introduced a new bill on Thursday that would allow green card holders and nonresident aliens with a work visa to vote in municipal elections.

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Kansas Supreme Court rules that a dwelling must be inhabited for a burglary conviction

Kansas Supreme Court rules that a dwelling must be inhabited for a burglary conviction

27.01.2020 | Rebecca Salamacha | 649

The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday that a dwelling must be inhabited to provide a burglary conviction for a break-in. In the case, a woman broke into a farmhouse used for storage.

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Trump administration finalizes rule weakening federal water pollution protections

Trump administration finalizes rule weakening federal water pollution protections

24.01.2020 | Andrew Hursh | 673

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers released a finalized version of their new “Navigable Waters Protection Rule” on Thursday, capping President Donald Trump’s attempts to roll back Obama-era pollution regulations under the Clean Water Act.

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