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Weinstein Company under investigation by New York attorney general

The New York attorney general has opened a civil rights investigation into the Weinstein Company following dozens of sexual misconduct allegations against the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. The state’s top prosecutor has issued a subpoena for records related to sexual harassment and discrimination complaints at the

Court papers show partisan split widening over Russia probe

The split is the latest sign of partisan feuding that current and former U.S. officials say is undercutting a House Intelligence Committee probe into Russia’s reported interference in the 2016 presidential election. Republicans on the committee earlier this month subpoenaed an unidentified bank for the

US state AGs oppose nationwide concealed-carry gun bill

Attorneys general from 17 US states urged Congress in a letter [text, PDF] Monday to abandon legislation that would require states to validate concealed-carry gun permits issued in another state, regardless of their own gun law restrictions. The attorneys general argue that the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of

ACLU asks court to reconsider teen immigrant abortion case

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] asked [press release] the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit[official website] on Monday to reconsider the denial of an abortion for a pregnant 17-year-old, identified as Jane Doe, being held in a Texas immigration facility. Doe is 15

UN mission in Congo condemns arrests of opposition members

The UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) [official website] on Monday denounced [press release] the arrest of 30 opposition party members as part of a crackdown by President Joseph Kabila’s [BBC profile] government. The men who were arrested belonged to opposition group, Union pour la