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Supreme Court again blocks California Covid restriction on religious activities

The Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote on Friday blocked another state Covid-19 restriction on religious services, with another late-night order, over protests from California officials that the limits affecting some Bible study sessions did not impinge on religious rights and were to be lifted within days.

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Actor charged with fraud in alleged multimillion dollar Ponzi scheme, court documents show

It reads a bit like the plot of a bizarre Hollywood-centric screenplay: Small-time actor Zachary Horwitz was arrested Tuesday for allegedly running a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme that involved raising funds from investors who thought their money was being used to buy and license film rights, according to a statement from the Justice Department.

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Black executives are leading the fight for justice

Black business leaders' efforts to stop voter suppression in the wake of Georgia's recently enacted voting bill illustrate the vanishing separation between protest and politics in America today. They also embody the work of Georgia's most famous civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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It's time to remember what 'asylum' really means

Former President Donald Trump spent four years inflicting untold damage to the rights of immigrants, including people seeking safety in this country. As asylum seekers came to the United States to flee violence and persecution, the Trump administration detained upwards of 50,000 people (a figure Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed), prolonged the detention of families and exercised authority over a system that saw an uptick in deaths in detention -- which the House Oversight Committee determined was often due to inadequate medical care.

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MLK's fight for Black voting rights has yet to be won

On April 4, 1968, a White gunman shot and killed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. More than 50 years later, the fight he waged to ensure Black Americans had equal access to vote is still very much alive.

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Fact check: What the new Georgia elections law actually does

The new Georgia elections law signed by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp last week has prompted lawsuits from civil rights groups, a sharp denunciation from President Joe Biden, and calls for businesses to take action against the state.

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