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Egypt’s Top Constitutional Court Upholds Law Restricting Street Protests

CAIRO, Dec 3 – Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court upheld on Saturday a law that effectively bans protests, settling a years-long court battle and protecting the law from further challenges. The law was passed in 2013 amid persistent demonstrations calling for the reinstatement of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Mursi after the military overthrew him following mass

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Police Threaten Nickelback Music on Canadian Drunk Drivers

TORONTO, Dec 1 – If getting charged with impaired driving is not enough, police in a small Canadian town are hoping adding Nickelback music to the punishment will be enough to keep drunk partiers away from the wheel. In a Facebook post over the weekend, Kensington police in the province of Prince Edward Island asked

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Gawker Privacy Lawsuit Evolves Into Battle of Tech Billionaires

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO, May 27 – Billionaire media owner Pierre Omidyar is backing news and entertainment web site Gawker Media in its lawsuit against wrestler Hulk Hogan, adding a new twist to a case pitting technology money against press freedom. Omidyar, owner of The Intercept publisher First Look Media, is asking other media

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U.S. Succeeds in Cracking Apple’s iPhone, Drops Legal Action

By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO, March 28 – The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday it had succeeded in unlocking an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters and dropped its legal case against Apple, ending a high-stakes legal battle but leaving the broader struggle over encryption unresolved. The abrupt end to a

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Justice Department Asks Judge to Revisit NY iPhone Case

By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON, March 8- The U.S. Justice Department on Monday sought to overturn a ruling which protects Apple from unlocking an iPhone in a New York drug case. A magistrate judge in Brooklyn last week ruled that the Justice Department could not compel the tech giant to unlock the phone. The government on

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U.S. Has Urged Legal Reforms Abroad to Block Daesh Recruits

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, Nov 26 – The U.S. Justice Department has provided specific suggestions to governments in Europe and elsewhere on how to strengthen counterterrorism laws in order to arrest would-be foreign fighters before they join groups like Daesh, according to a policy paper reviewed by Reuters. U.S. government officials distributed the paper to

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