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Legal news from Sunday, September 18, 2016
by Mark Casper

According to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, world leaders meeting at the United Nations will focus heavily upon the Syria conflict, refugees and the environment on Monday. Particularly, the Secretary General said the talks need to facilitate "progress in resolving protracted conflicts and rising tensions in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East" and "continue …

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by Emelina Perez

A new report compiled by California State University, San Bernardino and released on Saturday found an increase in hate crimes in 2015, particularly among Muslims and Arab-Americans. The study compiled data from 20 states, representing over 53 percent of the national population. Overall hate crimes across the 20 states increased by about 5 percent. However, hate crimes …

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by Mark Casper

As Russia holds national elections for 450 seats in the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, claims of election fraud and other violations began to surface on Sunday. One election monitoring group in Golos has already received more than 1,300 complaints, and Ilya Shablinsky, a coordinator of observers for the presidential Council on Human Rights, said that …

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by Emelina Perez

According to Russian officials, a US-led airstrike which killed Syrian troops on Saturday could threaten the ceasefire agreed upon between Syrian and opposition forces. Russia said over 60 Syrian troops were killed as a result of the airstrike. US Central Command said they believed they were targeting ISIS positions, and stopped the operation as soon as …

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