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Legal news from Saturday, November 7, 2015
by Bradley McAllister

The US Supreme Court on Friday granted certiorari in seven cases where petitioners, religious non-profit institutions, challenge aspects of the birth control mandate under the health care reform laws in the US. The seven cases will be consolidated for oral argument, which is scheduled for March. The dispute centers around the …

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by Steven Wildberger

With a tremendous influx of refugees in the Greek islands of Chios, Kalymnos, Kos, Lesvos, Leros and Samos, the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) aid capabilities have been stretched thin. Working through a four-day shipping strike, the UN refugee agency on Saturday reasserted its call for greater reception capabilities on the islands, as …

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by Steven Wildberger

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon issued a statement on Friday calling for an end to the political violence and killings currently afflicting Burundi. In the statement, the Secretary General expressed "grave concerns" regarding the execution-style killings that have become a regular occurrence in the capital city of Bujumbura, and he condemned all forms of …

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