Judge rejects Proud Boys’ First Amendment claims
A federal judge rejected First Amendment claims brought by a group of Proud Boys on Tuesday, allowing criminal charges against the members of the far-right organization to proceed through federal court.
Jan. 6 panel defers requests for some records at White House’s urging
The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol has agreed to defer its requests for hundreds of documents from the Trump administration that the Biden White House has said are not relevant to the panel's investigation and could jeopardize national security if disclosed.
Riot Games ponies up $100 million to settle sexual harassment, discrimination
"League of Legends" video game maker Riot Games will pay $100 million to settle claims of sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation against women employees.
Alabama judge orders sweeping reforms to protect prisoners’ mental health
A federal judge required Alabama prison officials to implement sweeping reforms to address the “sky-high rates of suicidality” and “scarce mental-health resources” plaguing the state’s correctional facilities.
Top NJ court vacates mom’s conviction for killing of preschool son
Michelle Lodzinski gave police conflicting explanations for the disappearance of her first-born son, Timothy Wiltsey, then failed two lie-detector tests, but the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that prosecutors just didn't have enough evidence to prove she killed the boy.
NYC schools vie to keep doors open amid a new variant going nowhere in the new year
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday morning that New York City schools are on track to reopen at full capacity on Jan. 3 with doubled testing capacity as Covid-19 positivity rates from the omicron variant break records.
France, UK confront omicron spread without lockdown orders
Despite massive waves of new coronavirus cases in both France and England, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron are opting to not impose strict curbs and lockdowns.
Russian Supreme Court shuts down top human rights group Memorial
In a massive blow to Russian civil society, historical researchers and the families of Stalinist terror victims, Russia's Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the liquidation of Memorial International, the country's oldest and most prominent human rights watchdog.
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