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14:11 EDT

[JURIST] Judge Portley of the Arizona Court of Appeals [official website] ruled [decision, PDF] on Friday that the state legislature can transfer funds from the Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA) [official website] to the state's general fund. The ICA was established under Arizona's Workers' Compensation Act [text] to administer the [read more]

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[JURIST] The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation [official website] on Friday charged Yevgeniya Vasilyeva, former head of the Russia Defense Ministry's [official website] property department, with fraud, claiming that she stole over 360 million rubles ($11 million) in a real estate scheme. Vasilyeva is currently under house arrest [AP [read more]

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[JURIST] The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) [official site] on Friday voiced its concern [press release] for Congolese civilians displaced by continued fighting in North Kivu. The UNHCR and its affiliates typically oversee 31 refugee camps hosting over 108,000 people in the eastern province of the Democratic Republic of [read more]

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