Facebook whistleblower urges senators to regulate social media
Frances Haugen, a former Facebook employee who shared internal documents with regulators and the Wall Street Journal, urged Congress on Tuesday to strengthen online privacy regulations and demand transparency from the tech giant.
Sandy Hook families want information kept away from Alex Jones
Worried that a standard protective order is not enough to keep Alex Jones in line, families of teachers and children slain nearly a decade ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School say the court must go to extra lengths to protect their privacy in a defamation suit against the conspiracy theorist.
Justices grapple with hearsay used to close slain toddler case
The Supreme Court held its cards close to the vest Tuesday as it considered whether the government's duty to correct a criminal defendant's misleading testimony outweighs his Sixth Amendment right to confront an accuser.
Unvaxxed NYC school staff denied emergency free pass
Ruling from the bench Tuesday morning, a federal judge denied a temporary restraining order to nine unvaccinated employees of New York City public schools who could be suspended or fired for refusing to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
Ninth Circuit freezes California ban on private prisons
Siding with the for-profit prison industry, a divided Ninth Circuit panel ruled Tuesday that California’s ban on private prisons is unconstitutional as it undercuts the federal government’s ability to execute immigration policy.
Derby winner can’t halt suspension effort by NY racing body
Finding that the New York Racing Association had patched constitutional issues from the first go-around, a federal judge refused Tuesday to issue a contempt order against it as the trainer of Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit faces a protracted suspension battle.
Report: 330,000 children sexually abused in French Catholic Church since 1950
An independent commission on Tuesday estimated at least 330,000 children within France's Catholic Church institutions were sexually abused since 1950, a finding that left the deeply Roman Catholic nation in shock and anger.
In Paris, Blinken seeks to repair relations with France
With U.S.-French relations at an extremely low point following France's exclusion from an Indo-Pacific military pact, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken tried to smooth out tensions during a visit to Paris this week.
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