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JASTA heads to House showdown

The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which passed last week in the Senate with a unanimous voice vote, will go to the House, reports Tom Brune in Newsday. If passed into law, the bill would modify the Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act, giving terrorism victims the right to sue a foreign government if they have sponsored acts of terrorism. […]

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This state is about to become the first where targeting police is a hate crime

Louisiana may become the first state in the US to add public safety personnel as a protected class under hate crime laws reported Elahe Izadi in the Washington Post. Louisiana House Bill 953 was passed unanimously by the House, and the state Senate passed the bill it 33 to 3. The bill now goes to Governor […]

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EgyptAir wreckage found in sea; Egypt cites possible terrorism

Egyptian officials announced today that wreckage from EgyptAir Flight 804 was found in the Mediterranean Sea today and that terrorism was a likely cause of its crash. 66 people, including three children, were aboard the flight. “The Egyptian civil aviation minister, Sherif Fathi, told a news conference in Cairo that it was premature to draw […]

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