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Oakland, California, bans background checks for rental housing

Oakland, California, bans background checks for rental housing

24.01.2020 | Andrew Hursh | 664

The Oakland, California, City Council unanimously approved a new ordinance Tuesday that will prevent landlords from looking into the criminal history of applicants for rental housing.

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ICJ rules Myanmar must prevent Rohingya genocide

ICJ rules Myanmar must prevent Rohingya genocide

24.01.2020 | Joshua Cossin | 718

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled unanimously Thursday that Myanmar must take “provisional measures” to prevent the ongoing genocide of the remaining Rohingya in Myanmar, to preserve evidence and to make regular reports to the court.

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Vale ex-CEO charged with homicide in connection with Brazil dam disaster

Vale ex-CEO charged with homicide in connection with Brazil dam disaster

23.01.2020 | Matthew Borges | 714

Brazilian prosecutors have charged the ex-CEO of Vale, Fabio Schvartsman, and 15 others with homicide for the dam disaster in which killed more than 250 people. Additionally, the company and TUV SUD were charged with environmental crimes.

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New Jersey governor signs ban on flavored vaping products

New Jersey governor signs ban on flavored vaping products

23.01.2020 | Chris Stephens | 669

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a ban on flavored vaping products Tuesday in response to growing concerns about the health impacts of e-cigarettes.

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US states to challenge publication of 3D-printed gun files

US states to challenge publication of 3D-printed gun files

23.01.2020 | Xi Lucy Shi | 702

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Monday that he state will lead a challenge to the Trump Administration’s latest effort to allow unregistered, untraceable 3D-printed gun files to be released on the internet.

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Break up big tech's 'monopoly', smaller rivals tell Congress hearing

Break up big tech's 'monopoly', smaller rivals tell Congress hearing

21.01.2020 | Nandita Bose | 753

In April 2019, Tile.com, which helps users find lost or misplaced items, suddenly found itself competing with Apple Inc, after years of enjoying a mutually beneficial relationship with the iPhone maker.

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Judge slashes $8 billion Risperdal award against Johnson & Johnson to $6.8 million

Judge slashes $8 billion Risperdal award against Johnson & Johnson to $6.8 million

21.01.2020 | Jonathan Stempel | 653

A Pennsylvania judge on Friday slashed to $6.8 million from $8 billion a punitive damages award against Johnson & Johnson to a man who said it failed to warn that boys using its antipsychotic drug Risperdal could grow breasts.

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Lawyers for Huawei CFO call Canada prosecutor's arguments 'circular'

Lawyers for Huawei CFO call Canada prosecutor's arguments 'circular'

21.01.2020 | Moira Warburton | 702

Extraditing Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou to the United States based on American sanctions against Iran would set a dangerous precedent and could even undermine Canada’s policy towards Iran, Meng’s lawyers argued in court documents released on Friday.

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Federal judge blocks California labor law from applying to truckers

Federal judge blocks California labor law from applying to truckers

20.01.2020 | Jessica Lusamba | 676

A federal judge barred a California labor law from applying to independent truckers on Thursday.

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Federal appeals court dismisses youth climate change lawsuit

Federal appeals court dismisses youth climate change lawsuit

20.01.2020 | Keegan Boyle | 703

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday dismissed a climate change lawsuit filed by a group of young people against the US.

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