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Law Restricting Sports by Biological Sex Ruled Constitutional: West Virginia Judge

West Virginia law prohibiting people from participating in single-sex sports teams that do not match their biological sex is constitutional, according to a judge.

Judge Halts California Fast-Food Law

A judge of the Sacramento Superior Court ruled Friday to block a proposed law in California that would give the state authority to negotiate the wages and working conditions of fast-food workers.

IRS Halts Controversial New Rule Requiring Reporting of $600 Payments

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on Friday announced it would delay a rule that would have required tens of millions of Americans who received payments of at least $600 to report their earnings, following widespread confusion and angst about the new requirements.

Biden Halts Prosecutions for Most Illegal Border Crossings

The Biden administration dramatically reduced migrant prosecutions by nearly 80 percent in the 2021 fiscal year, even as illegal crossings skyrocketed.

Uruguay Halts COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids Under 13, Judge Demands Government Officials Turn Over Pfizer Contracts

Uruguay suspended COVID-19 vaccines for children under 13 after a judge on Thursday issued an injunction halting vaccinations in that age group until government officials turn over contracts between Pfizer and the Uruguayan government.

More Than 1.3 Million Adverse Events Following COVID Vaccines Reported to VAERS, CDC Data Show

VAERS data released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show 1,329,135 reports of adverse events from all age groups following COVID-19 vaccines, including 29,273 deaths and 241,910 serious injuries between Dec. 14, 2020, and July 1, 2022.

ICE Halts Immigration Enforcement in Uvalde, Texas in Wake of Mass Shooting

Department of Homeland Security issued official statement about the pause in operations.

Russia Halts Plan to Nationalize Foreign Firms

Companies continue to pay leases and salaries to employees in the country as many plan to return.

Stanford to International Students: Get the Booster or Face Deportation + More

The Defender’s Big Brother NewsWatch brings you the latest headlines related to governments’ abuse of power, including attacks on democracy, civil liberties and use of mass surveillance.

Tesla Halts Work at Shanghai Factory for 2 Days Amid China COVID-19 Curbs

Tesla is suspending production at its Shanghai factory for two days, according to a notice sent internally and to suppliers, as the Chinese regime tightens COVID-19  restrictions to curb the country’s latest outbreak.

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