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Legal news from Saturday, June 6, 2015
by Ashley Hogan

The Louisiana House of Representatives approved a medical marijuana bill on Thursday and sent the bill as amended back to the Senate for concurrence. The Senate previously approved the bill that seeks to provide a legal way to supply therapeutic marijuana to patients who need it in May. The current system allows doctors to prescribe …

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by Ashley Hogan

Pakistani police on Friday announced that eight of the ten men charged with the 2012 attack of teenage education activist Malala Yousafzai were acquitted of all charges by an anti-terrorism court in April. This information is a correction of the reported conviction of all ten militants to life in prison for their involvement …

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by Taylor Gillan

Kenyan police on Thursday charged five men in connection with the attack on Garissa University by al-Shabaab militants in April. The attack by Somali Islamist gunmen killed 148 students, making it the nation's worst militant attack in nearly 20 years. While the four gunmen involved in the attack were killed by police who responded to the attack, the prosecution …

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by Taylor Gillan

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday called on new Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate reports of both military abuses and crimes committed by the Islamist rebel group Boko Haram. The top human rights official, Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein, in a statement said, "Civilians in …

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