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Iran Plans to Designate Canadian Army, RCMP as ‘Terrorist Organizations’

By Jennifer Cowan Iranian parliamentarians are calling on their government to list Canada’s army and RCMP as “terrorist organizations” in a retaliatory move against Ottawa for its recent decision to label the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist entity.   A group of 250 Iranian legislators introduced a motion June 23 demanding the designation, Iranian state-owned…

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Judge in Documents Case to Hear Arguments on Trump Gag Order Request

By Catherine Yang U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon has scheduled a hearing June 24 on prosecutors’ request to modify the conditions of release for former President Donald Trump in the Southern District of Florida, where he has been charged with 40 counts related to allegedly mishandling classified documents. The prosecution is requesting the judge make…

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US Treasury Sanctions Kaspersky Leadership Team

By Naveen Athrappully The U.S. Department of the Treasury has sanctioned 12 Kaspersky Lab employees holding executive and leadership roles in the firm, citing “continued cybersecurity risks.” On June 20, the U.S. Department of Commerce banned Kaspersky from selling its antivirus software and other cybersecurity products in the country after determining that the company was…

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Federal Watchdog Outlines Raft of Problems With Immigration Enforcement

By Zachary Stieber The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is failing to enforce immigration laws, the agency’s inspector general said in three new reports. Hundreds of individuals discovered to be illegally in the United States at an international airport were released due to a lack of bed space at local facilities or insufficient funds…

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Central Bank’s Gold Holding Is Less Mysterious Than You Think

By Law Ka-chung Of the best-performing markets this year to date, gold must be at the top of the list. Many believe central bank reserve holdings of gold are a key push factor driving the gold price up. However, data suggest this is not the case. The accompanying chart shows the gold price with the…

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Federal Judge to Hear Arguments on Lawfulness of Jack Smith Appointment

By Catherine Yang U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, who is overseeing one of the four criminal cases against former President Donald Trump, has scheduled a hearing on June 21 to address the lawfulness of special counsel Jack Smith’s appointment. The parties will argue on President Trump’s motion to dismiss the indictment based on the unlawful…

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US Military Confirms It Killed Senior Terrorist Official

By Jack Phillips U.S. military officials on June 19 confirmed that an airstrike in Syria killed a top terrorist leader in ISIS over the past weekend. The U.S. Central Command, or CENTCOM, said that it carried out the strike that killed Usamah Jamal Muhammad Ibrahim al-Janabi, described as a “senior ISIS official and facilitator,” according…

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FDA Proposes New Warning for Tylenol, Other Brands

By Zachary Stieber U.S. drug regulators have proposed adding a new warning to Tylenol and other brands of acetaminophen, an analgesic that relieves pain. If the proposal from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is finalized, companies that produce the medicines will be required to add a warning that states using acetaminophen may cause…

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