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Legal news from Sunday, November 22, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

President Obama, on Sunday, ordered an assessment of whether intelligence reports from US Central Command (Centcom) were changed by supervisory military personnel before formal submission to present a more optimistic picture of the American military campaign against the Islamic State (IS). Over the last few weeks, the Pentagon inspector general seized emails from military servers [New York …

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by Dominic Yobbi

The Iranian state news service on Sunday announced the sentencing of a Washington Post journalist to an unspecified prison term after he was convicted on charges that include espionage. Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejehi, the spokesman for the Iranian judiciary, announced the sentence of journalist Jason Rezaian in a statement on the Iranian state TV …

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by Jacqueline Jones

Janos Pasztor, the UN Assistant Secretary-General on Climate Change, on Friday, announced that the upcoming UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris on November 30th must serve as the turning point for climate law throughout the world. The conference will take place in Le Bourget in Paris. Of the countries attending the conference, Pasztor reported that …

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by Dominic Yobbi

Narcotics detective Damacio Diaz of the Bakersfield Police Department (BPD) in California was arrested on Friday on charges of bribery, drug trafficking, obstruction and filing false tax returns. The 16-count indictment, announced by US Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner in charge of the investigation, claims that Diaz, "in exchange for bribes from …

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