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When France extorted Haiti – the greatest heist in history

(THE CONVERSATION) In the wake of George Floyd's killing, there have been calls for defunding police departments and demands for the removal of statues. The issue of reparations for slavery has also resurfaced.
Much of the reparations debate has revolved around whether the United States and the United Kingdom should finally com ... (full story)


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Supreme Court refuses to block upcoming federal executions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court last Monday refused to block the execution of four federal prison inmates who are scheduled to be put to death in July and August.
The executions would mark the first use of the death penalty on the federal level since 2003.
The justices rejected an appeal from four inmates who were ... (full story)


Martial arts studios learn with no contact in green phase

MONACA, Pa. (AP) — Contact sports with no contact sounds impossible, but it's become the new normal for martial arts studios throughout the pandemic.
Martial arts studios were given approval to operate at 50% capacity in the green phase like many businesses across the region. In a unique situation, though, studios have bee ... (full story)


Class action improper to challenge recouping Medicaid money from PI lawsuits

Ohio law now requires a Medicaid recipient to use an administrative appeals process when claiming the state recouped too much of the money a recipient received from a third-party wrongdoer, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled recently.
A Supreme Court majority reversed an Eighth District Court of Appeals decision that allowed the certi ... (full story)