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Amnesty International said on Tuesday in a new report that abuses by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s regime, including extrajudicial executions and arbitrary detentions, may constitute crimes against humanity. The report indicates that from January 21 to 25, 2019, in a total of 12 of the country’s 23 states, at least 47 people died in the […]

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The National Labor Relations Board released a memorandum Tuesday that says Uber drivers are not able to unionize because they are independent contractors, not employees. The advice memo outlines a number of factors courts consider in assessing whether a person is an independent contractor or employee, citing two specifically pertinent to the shared-ride and taxicab […]

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The Alabama Senate approved a near-total abortion ban Tuesday by a 25-6 vote. House Bill 314, known as the “Human Life Protection Act,” bans all abortions in the state except when “abortion is necessary in order to prevent a serious health risk” to the woman. In addition, doctors who perform the procedure under the new […]

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A jury found Monday that Alva Pilliod and Alberta Pilliod were entitled to $2 billion in punitive damages to couple who were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Monsanto’s Roundup product on their home for over 30 years. This is the third lawsuit loss for Monsanto after numerous plaintiffs have launched complaints against Monsanto’s herbicide […]

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Residents from Australia’s Torres Strait Islands plan to file a human rights complaint against the Australia government for failing to address the impacts of climate change. The residents will be represented by a UK environmental non-profit organization, ClientEarth who issued a press release Sunday detailing the complaint to be lodged with the UN Human Rights […]

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