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Judge in Texas lawsuit against Google issues protective order

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FILE PHOTO: The Google Inc. logo is seen outside their headquarters in Mountain View, California August 18, 2004. REUTERS/Clay McLachlan/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The judge hearing the Texas antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc’s Google put limits on what the search giant’s in-house lawyers can see in an order aimed......

Prosecutors say Kristin Smart was killed during rape or attempted rape

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Prosecutors on Wednesday charged a former classmate with the murder of Kristin Smart, a California college freshman who went missing nearly 25 years ago, alleging for the first time that the suspect killed her during a rape or attempted rape. FILE PHOTO: An undated handout image......

U.S. Senate to consider hate crimes bill in potential filibuster test

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By Makini Brice, David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate will take up hate crime legislation on Wednesday intended to combat violence against Asian Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic, in a potential first major test this Congress of the Senate procedural tool known as the filibuster. The COVID-19 Hate......

U.S. directs agencies to apply patches to Microsoft servers

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FILE PHOTO: White House Deputy National Security Advisor for Cyber and Emerging Technology Anne Neuberger gives an update on the Biden administration’s response to the SolarWinds hack during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S. February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top cybersecurity......

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed for four months for 2019 protest

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Joshua Wong, one of Hong Kong’s most prominent democracy activists and among 47 people charged under a national security law, was sentenced to four months in jail on Tuesday for unauthorized assembly and violating an anti-mask law. FILE PHOTO: Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong walks to a......

Myanmar activists vow week of protests during new year holidays

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(Reuters) – Myanmar pro-democracy activists pledged on Tuesday to hold a series of protests this week to maintain pressure on military rulers during the country’s most important holiday of the year. The five-day New Year holidays, known as Thingyan, are usually celebrated with prayers, ritual cleaning of Buddha images in......

Turkey’s Halkbank urges end of U.S. prosecution alleging Iran sanctions violations

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A lawyer for Halkbank told a U.S. appeals court on Monday that the state-owned Turkish lender was immune from U.S. prosecution and that an indictment accusing it of helping Iran evade American sanctions should be thrown out. FILE PHOTO: People walk past a branch of Halkbank......

‘This is their blood’: Civil rights lawyer Crump fights for George Floyd’s family

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(Reuters) – As the world follows the often-emotional testimony in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer accused of murdering George Floyd, members of Floyd’s family watch a live feed in a separate room in the courthouse. FILE PHOTO: Floyd family lawyer Ben Crump and members of......

BHP, Vale Samarco JV files for Brazil bankruptcy protection

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of the Brazilian mining company Vale SA is seen in Brumadinho, Brazil January 29, 2019. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photo RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Samarco Mineracao SA, a joint venture between Brazilian miner Vale SA and BHP Group Ltd, has filed for bankruptcy protection to prevent creditors’......

Boeing sues, cancels contracts with Air Force One supplier

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By David Shepardson, Mike Stone FILE PHOTO: A pair of modified Boeing 747 jets which serve as Air Force One presidential aircraft are seen at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., July 29, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Boeing Co said Thursday it had filed a suit against and......

Nike settles lawsuit against maker of Lil Nas X ‘Satan Shoes’

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FILE PHOTO: ?Satan Shoes?, a shoe produced by Brooklyn-based company MSCHF Product Studio Inc in collaboration with the rapper Lil Nas X, is shown in this advertising undated photo displayed in a legal complaint filed by Nike. MSCHF/Handout via REUTERS NEW YORK (Reuters) -Nike Inc said on Thursday it has......

Breakingviews – Capital Calls – Cellebrite good times

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A Cellebrite forensic device extracts data from a Samsung mobile phone during a demonstration at a training centre in Beijing, China June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Cate Cadell NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) – SOMETHING TO CELLEBRITE. Controversy over cops breaking into people’s cellphones is heading to a stock exchange near you. Israeli......

Israel to tell ICC it will not cooperate with war crimes inquiry

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FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he delivers a speech to supporters following the announcement of exit polls in Israel’s general election at his Likud party headquarters in Jerusalem March 24, 2021. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel will tell the International Criminal Court that it will......

Nike wins halt to sales of Lil Nas X ‘Satan Shoes’

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge on Thursday sided with Nike Inc in ordering a Brooklyn company to temporarily stop further sales of “Satan Shoes” it produced in collaboration with the rapper Lil Nas X. U.S. District Judge Eric Komitee in Brooklyn ruled three days after Nike sued MSCHF......

Kosovo parliament elects Vjosa Osmani as new national president

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PRISTINA (Reuters) – Kosovo’s parliament has appointed a 38-year-old U.S.-educated female law professor and candidate of the ruling Vetevendosje party as the country’s new president, following an election in February. FILE PHOTO: Acting president in Kosovo Vjosa Osmani speaks during a news conference after preliminary results of the parliamentary election......

Kosovo parliament elects Vjosa Osmani as new national president

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PRISTINA (Reuters) – Kosovo’s parliament has appointed a 38-year-old U.S.-educated female law professor and candidate of the ruling Vetevendosje party as the country’s new president, following an election in February. Vjosa Osmani took over as acting president of Kosovo last November when her predecessor, Hashim Thaci, resigned ahead of his......

Young Pakistanis rush to purchase Russian vaccine as private sales open

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KARACHI, Pakistan (Reuters) – Thousands of Pakistanis rushed to get inoculated in the first round of commercial sales of COVID-19 vaccines that began over the weekend, with vaccination sites in the southern city of Karachi saying on Sunday they had already sold out. Pakistan is currently offering free vaccines to......

Tesla files a petition against U.S. labor board order

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FILE PHOTO: A Tesla service center is shown in Costa Mesa, California, U.S., March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake (Reuters) – Tesla Inc has filed an appeal on a U.S. National Labor Relations Board ruling that the electric-car maker had violated U.S. labor law, and on the agency’s order that Chief......

Analysis: Biden White House tries to craft gun executive orders that can’t be undone

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is trying to craft a series of executive actions for President Joe Biden to sign to try to limit gun violence, hoping they cannot be quickly dismantled in court, according to aides and gun safety groups. U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the mass......

Brooklyn man accused of using information from Bloomberg reporter for insider trading

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Brooklyn man indicted for an insider trading scheme used information from a Bloomberg News reporter about certain deals to trade, according to a review of the charging documents, in a case that comes as the volume of leaked information about mergers and acquisitions is rising. FILE......

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