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Legal news from Thursday, November 26, 2015
by Ram Eachambadi

Brazil's highest court, on Wednesday, ordered the arrest of André Esteves, the chief executive of the country's largest investment bank, and that of Delcídio do Amaral, a powerful senator of the country's ruling party. Both individuals are accused of obstructing the course of the investigation into bribery and corruption affiliated with Petrobras [official …

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by Alexandra Farone

The US Department of Defense (DOD) and Pentagon officials have completed their investigation into the October 3 bombing of the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan and announced on Wednesday that it was an "avoidable accident caused primarily by human error." Commander of US forces in Afghanistan, General John Campbell, …

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by Alexandra Farone

Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was charged with first-degree murder on Tuesday for the death of black teenager Laquan McDonald in October 2014. A graphic dashboard camera video of the shooting was also released Tuesday and sparked public outcry. City officials have been sharply criticized for waiting over one year since the incident to release the …

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