By Daniel Wiessner (Reuters) – Home Depot violated U.S. labor law by barring a retail worker from wearing an apron that said “BLM” in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, a federal labor board ruled on Wednesday. The National Labor Relations Board in a 3-1 decision said the worker’s refusal to remove the writing […]

As former U.S. surgeons general, we call on the Biden administration to immediately finalize Food and Drug Administration rules that will prohibit the sale of menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. Over the decades, cigarettes have been responsible for death and disease in millions of Americans. January marked the 60th anniversary of U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry’s […]

A United States security bill that would curtail funding to the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees is raising alarm, as rights advocates say a years-long effort to dismantle the agency is gaining steam amid Israel’s war on Gaza. The proposed $118bn legislation, a draft of which was released by the US Senate on Sunday […]

CNN  —  The United States Figure Skating team will receive a gold medal for their team event at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, after Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva was handed a four-year ban Monday over a long-running doping controversy. Valieva, now 17, had led the Russian Olympic Committee to first place in the team […]

A federal appeals court on Wednesday blocked a Texas law that would require ratings from booksellers that deal with school libraries, agreeing with a lower court that found it unconstitutional. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in New Orleans, said in a decision published Wednesday that the state could not violate the Constitution. […]

The contributions Black people and people of African descent have made to this country are paramount and omnipresent. To consider yourself educated on American history is to consider yourself knowledgeable on Black history; the goal The College Board aims for, but is sorely falling short of. Let’s be clear–the organization is falling short because of […]

The Colorado Republican Party on Wednesday appealed that state’s Supreme Court decision that found former President Donald Trump is ineligible for the presidency, the potential first step to a showdown at the nation’s highest court over the meaning of a 155-year-old constitutional provision that bans from office those who “engaged in insurrection.” The first impact of

STORY: “This is a PR black eye, more than a financial black eye for Apple. But if they don’t stop here, it could expand and be a brushfire,” Ives said. Apple filed an emergency request on Tuesday for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to halt the ban. It asked the Federal […]

A federal court in Alabama denied on Tuesday an attempt by the Biden administration to halt litigation against the state’s gender-affirming care ban while appeals courts sort out the proper standard of review to use in the case and related ones. Pausing the case “may indeed be the most efficient way to proceed in this […]

A federal judge declined Tuesday to pause litigation challenging Alabama’s ban on gender-affirming care for minors as similar cases wind upward toward the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. District Judge Liles Burke said no to a request from the U.S. Department of Justice to put the Alabama case on hold until appellate courts decide if they […]

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