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Enbridge fined $3.32 mln for failings in Line 3 replacement project

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Protest signage on display at a camp established by indigenous leaders and water protectors at the Mississippi headwaters, one body of water the Line 3 pipeline will cross following a series of demonstrations in protest of the Line 3 pipeline, built by Enbridge Energy, in Solway, Minnesota, U.S., June 8,......

Quinn Emanuel awarded $185 million in fees for Obamacare case

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The federal government forms for applying for health coverage are seen at a rally held by supporters of the Affordable Care Act in Jackson, Mississippi October 4, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman Summary Law firms Related documents Quinn Emanuel awarded nearly $185 million in fees in Obamacare “risk corridor” litigation Fee award......

Four former VW employees go on trial in Dieselgate lawsuit

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BRAUNSCHWEIG, Germany, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Four former employees of carmaker Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) went on trial on Thursday over the Dieselgate scandal in which illegal software was used to cheat emission tests. The trial, being held in the city of Braunschweig, close to Volkswagen’s headquarters in Wolfsburg, started without former......

Indonesia court finds president negligent in air pollution lawsuit

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Plants are seen on a rooftop as smog covers Jakarta, Indonesia, June 24, 2021. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan JAKARTA, Sept 16 (Reuters) – An Indonesian court ordered on Thursday President Joko Widodo and other senior government officials to improve the hazardous air quality of the capital Jakarta after finding themguilty of environmental......

Gymnasts Biles, Maroney demand justice in botched FBI sex abuse probe

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WASHINGTON, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney on Wednesday told U.S. lawmakers she feels betrayed by FBI agents, after they failed to investigate former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, despite her telling them he had sexually abused her. FBI Director Chris Wray told the Senate panel that the......

FTC staff to present findings on Big Tech’s smaller acquisitions

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WASHINGTON, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Staff of the Federal Trade Commission will present their findings on Wednesday on business deals that tech platforms like Facebook (FB.O) and Alphabet’s (GOOGL.O) Google did that were sometimes too small to prompt antitrust review. The agency, which began holding open meetings after progressive Lina......

Brazil Senate leader kills Bolsonaro decree criticized by tech firms

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President of Brazil’s Senate Rodrigo Pacheco listens to Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro during a ceremony at the Planalto Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil September 14, 2021. REUTERS/Adriano Machado BRASILIA, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Brazilian Senate leader Rodrigo Pacheco said on Tuesday he would not consider President Jair Bolsonaro’s decree limiting social......

Haiti PM fires prosecutor seeking charges against him in president’s killing

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HAVANA, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry on Tuesday replaced the chief public prosecutor who had been seeking charges against him as a suspect in the assassination of President Jovenel Moise, plunging the country into a fresh political crisis. Moise was shot dead on July 7 when......

American hacker mercenaries face U.S. charges for work in UAE

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The headquarters of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, D.C., May 10, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Sept 14 (Reuters) – Three former U.S. intelligence operatives, who went to work as mercenary hackers for the United Arab Emirates, face federal charges of conspiring to violate hacking laws, according to......

Cyber arms dealer exploits new iPhone software vulnerability, affecting most versions, say researchers

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Sept 13 (Reuters) – A cyber surveillance company based in Israel developed a tool to break into Apple (AAPL.O) iPhones with a never-before-seen technique that has been in use since at least February, internet security watchdog group Citizen Lab said on Monday. The discovery is important because of the critical......

U.S. House Democrats seek to roll back Trump tax cuts for wealthy, corporations

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WASHINGTON, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Leading Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday proposed a substantial roll-back of former President Donald Trump’s tax cuts, including raising the top tax rate on corporations to 26.5% from the current 21%. Democrats on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee said......

Apple must ease App Store rules, U.S. judge orders, in a blow to iPhone maker

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3D printed Lady Justice figure is seen in front of displayed Apple and Epic Games logos in this illustration photo taken February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo The company and law firm names shown above are generated automatically based on the text of the article. We are improving this feature......

Mexico’s top court decriminalizes abortion in ‘watershed moment’

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MEXICO CITY, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Mexico’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Tuesday that penalizing abortion is unconstitutional, a major victory for advocates of women’s health and human rights, just as parts of the United States enact tougher laws against the practice. The ruling in the majority Roman Catholic nation......

Bitcoin retreats from the highest level since May as El Salvador adopts it as legal tender

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A woman uses a Bitcoin ATM machine placed within a safety cage on January 29, 2021 in Barcelona, Spain. Cesc Maymo | Getty Images The price of bitcoin fell Tuesday after breaking through $52,000 late Monday, reaching its highest level......

Virginia to take down Robert E. Lee statue on Wednesday

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The statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia, U.S. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart/File Photo Sept 6 (Reuters) – A statue of Confederate Civil War General Robert E. Lee that towers six stories over Richmond, Virginia, and was a centerpiece of protests over racial injustice, is coming down this week.......

El Salvador bought $21 million of bitcoin as it becomes first country to make it a legal currency

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Chivo Bitcoin automated teller machine (ATM) at the Multiplaza Mall in San Salvador, El Salvador, on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. El Salvador began installing Bitcoin ATMs, allowing its citizens to convert the cryptocurrency into U.S. dollars and withdraw it......

EXCLUSIVE Allianz under investigation in Germany over investment funds

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The logo of insurer Allianz SE is seen on the company building in Puteaux at the financial and business district of La Defense near Paris, outside Paris, France, May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo German investigation has picked up pace in recent weeks Investigation is across multiple BaFin departments Allianz......

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