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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

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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

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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

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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