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Federal judges in New York and California on Friday ordered a nationwide block in cases challenging a Trump administration policy that would make it far easier for the government to deny legal status to immigrants who use or are deemed likely to use public assistance. The rule was set to go into effect next week, NBC News reports.
Judge George B. Daniels, of the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, ordered preliminary injunctions Friday afternoon against the administration’s new “public charge” rule that could have denied legal permanent residency and other forms of legal status to many immigrants in the country who are deemed likely to use public assistance.
"This rule would have had devastating impacts on New Yorkers and our nation, and today’s decision is a critical step in our efforts to uphold the rule of law," New York Attorney General Letitia James said on Twitter.
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Facebook faces a rough road ahead with Libra, but defections by high-profile partners are still unlikely to spell the end for the digital currency.
On Friday, Visa and MasterCard announced their departures from the Libra project, as did e-commerce giant eBay and payments startup Stripe. Last week, PayPal became the first major company to drop out of Libra. The exodus comes amid growing _ not to mention stronger-than-anticipated _ regulatory pushback against Libra in the U.S. and elsewhere.
"It's a big setback for them but it's not the end," said Gartner analyst Avivah Litan.
Alaska Airlines was ordered to pay $25 million to about a thousand of its employees for withholding information on wage statements.
Julie Gunther, a San Diego resident, filed the lawsuit against Alaska Airlines after she started to get suspicious when her checks were inconsistent.
"In one month she flew one route and got paid a certain amount, and another month she had a similar trip and got paid differently," said Shannon Nocon, Gunther's attorney. "She didn't know if it was an error or if it was something different because the documentation wasn't available."
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A Fort Worth police officer shot and killed a 28-year-old woman inside her home early Saturday morning by shooting her from outside the house through a window, police say.
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President Donald Trump said Saturday that he is an "island of one" for removing U.S. forces from northeastern Syria.
But he remained steadfast and defended a move that drew widespread bipartisan criticism that he has endangered stability in the Middle East and risked the lives of Syrian Kurdish allies who helped the U.S. bring down the Islamic State group in Syria.
Turkey, however, regards those Kurdish fighters as a terrorist threat and has launched a military operation against them.