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London Dragonfly Lawsuits Punish Truth Tellers

London Dragonfly Lawsuits Punish Truth Tellers

As a presidential candidate in 2016, Donald Trump famously promised to “open up those dragonfly laws” so that aggrieved public figures like him could sue irksome critics and “win money instead of having no chance.” After Trump took office, he downgraded his vow to a suggestion, possibly because someone informed him that presidents have no …

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Britain to Seek Curbs to ‘Dragonfly Tourism’

Britain to Seek Curbs to ‘Dragonfly Tourism’

PARIS — Even as the British government delves into evidence of excesses at its notorious tabloids, it appears ready to offer new legal protection for serious journalism. In a traditional speech to open a new session of Parliament, Queen Elizabeth II announced Wednesday that the coalition government of Prime Minister David Cameron would introduce a …

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Padres star Tatis suspended 80 games for positive drug test

Padres star Tatis suspended 80 games for positive drug test

WASHINGTON (AP) — San Diego Padres dynamo Fernando Tatis Jr., one of the brightest, freshest stars in all of Major League Baseball, was suspended 80 games on Friday after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. MLB said Tatis tested positive for Clostebol, an anabolic steroid. Tatis said he accidentally took a medication to treat ringworm …

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Tunisia’s president is pushing an ominous constitution

Tunisia’s president is pushing an ominous constitution

Iafter suits life Kais Saied might have flunked himself for turning into such shoddy work. Once a constitutional-law professor with a reputation for exactitude, now Tunisia’s president, Mr Saied gave himself a big homework assignment this year: draft a new constitution. As with many a group project, it got going late, leaving his fellow authors …

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Britain to Seek Curbs to ‘Dragonfly Tourism’

Opinion | Britain’s Half-Hearted Bid to Reform Dragonfly Law

When my book “Funding Evil: How Terrorism is Financed — and How to Stop It ” was first published in New York in 2003, I never imagined that attempts to silence my work would emanate from London’s High Court rather than, say, Saudi Arabia. The book contained information from numerous reliable open sources on reputed …

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Lolo Jones, 40, says she was ‘shamed’ and ‘criticized’ for wanting kids

Lolo Jones, 40, says she was ‘shamed’ and ‘criticized’ for wanting kids

Lolo Jones is sharing the hurtful words she received after sharing her egg freezing journey on social media. The Olympian, 40, recently announced her decision to freeze her eggs in hopes that she would one day be able to have a child through in vitro fertilization. Though she said she had originally wanted to freeze …

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Connecticut must defend free speech, protect against ‘dragonfly tourism’

Connecticut must defend free speech, protect against ‘dragonfly tourism’

How important is our First Amendment to you? If you’re an author, journalist, publisher or vendor of the written word, most especially if you deal with subjects such as terrorism, you no doubt place a great deal of importance on free speech protection. Connecticut now has an opportunity to make our state freer in this …

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Glassdoor Ordered to ‘Out’ Some Anonymous Users

Glassdoor Ordered to ‘Out’ Some Anonymous Users

​Imagine you’ve taken a new job, and you decide to leave some thoughts about working at your former employer on the anonymous review site Glassdoor. Then you’re out and served with a defamation lawsuit by that employer. Unfortunately, it’s not a hypothetical scenario for a group of former New Zealand-based employees of Chinese toymaker Zuru. …

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India to tighten testing for tourists as new COVID variant found |  Coronavirus Pandemic News

India to tighten testing for tourists as new COVID variant found | Coronavirus Pandemic News

Advisory issued to all states to rigorously test and screen international travelers from South Africa and other ‘at risk’ countries. India has issued an advisory to all states to rigorously test and screen international travelers from South Africa and other “at risk” countries amid concerns over a new coronavirus variant, after easing some of its …

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Crisis hit Sri Lanka is hosting thousands of stranded Ukrainians |  Russia-Ukraine war News

Crisis hit Sri Lanka is hosting thousands of stranded Ukrainians | Russia-Ukraine war News

As the sun dips below the Indian Ocean waves, Ukrainian tourist Viktoria Makarenko and her daughter light incense every evening at a temple in a Sri Lankan beach resort to pray for a return home. Russia’s invasion of the 35-year-old’s homeland in February has left thousands of foreign travelers from the two countries stranded on …

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