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Legal news from Saturday, March 5, 2016
by Ram Eachambadi

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Friday that the city of Forth Worth, Texas has agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging that it discriminated against persons with disabilities by refusing to allow a group home for individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addiction to operate in a single family residential zone in the …

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by Ram Eachambadi

The head of the US National Transportation Safety Board, Chris Hart, stated on Friday that airlines around the world are not acting quickly enough to address safety standards in the wake of the MH-370 disappearance. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a UN agency that sets global aviation standards, has taken actions to address …

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by Steven Wildberger

The ceasefire between the Syrian government and rebels seeking to overthrow president Bashar al-Assad survived its first week on Saturday, and the nation experienced a marked drop in violence. The five-year civil war has killed more than 250,000 Syrians and forced millions from their homes. In the last week, the overall violence is estimated to …

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by Steven Wildberger

The US Supreme Court on Friday temporarily blocked a Louisiana abortion law that would require abortion doctors to have admitting privileges in a nearby hospital and significant surgical upgrades to abortion centers. In a one-sentence order, the Court reinstated the stay initially put in place by the US District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana in …

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