US government bond yields tick lower as Treasury plans curbs on Chinese investment

  1. US government bond yields tick lower as Treasury plans curbs on Chinese investment  MarketWatch
  2. Report: US Plans Emergency Law to Curb Chinese Investment  Daily Beast
  3. US plans limits on Chinese investment in its tech companies, says report  CNET
  4. Trump is playing a risky game of chicken  Washington Post
  5. Steven Mnuchin defensive after reports that Chinese investment in US tech will be blocked and declared a security risk  South China Morning Post
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U.S. top court curbs human rights claims against companies

U.S. top court curbs human rights claims against companiesForeign corporations cannot be sued in American courts for human rights abuses committed overseas, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday, refusing to revive a lawsuit claiming Jordan-based Arab Bank Plc helped finance militant attacks in Israel and the Palestinian territories. The 5-4 decision ended a lawsuit by some 6,000 non-U.S. citizen plaintiffs, including survivors and relatives of people killed in attacks, filed under a 1789 U.S. law called the Alien Tort Statute that accused Arab Bank of being the “paymaster” to militant groups.


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Florida shooting: Trump backs off on assault rifle curbs

  1. Florida shooting: Trump backs off on assault rifle curbs  BBC News
  2. White House backs off call to raise minimum age to buy long guns  Fox News
  3. Trump backs off push for raising assault rifle purchase age  Boston Herald
  4. Trump’s Gun Plan to Include Encouraging States to Allow Armed School Staff  Wall Street Journal
  5. White House proposes arming teachers, backpedals on raising age to buy guns  CNN
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Republicans rebuff students' call for tough gun curbs

Republicans rebuff students' call for tough gun curbsRepublican leaders rebuffed calls for major changes to US gun laws Tuesday following the mass shooting at a Florida high school, as students braced for their emotional return to the campus where 14 classmates and three staff were murdered. Student survivors of the Valentine’s Day assault met with members of Congress to urge curbs on firearm sales but found little enthusiasm for legislative action beyond closing gaps in a national background check system. President Donald Trump has called for stronger background checks in the wake of the shooting, and the White House said he “still supports” raising the minimum age from 18 to 21 for some gun purchases, a policy opposed by the National Rifle Association, America’s powerful gun lobby group.


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Supreme Court curbs rights of immigrants awaiting deportation

  1. Supreme Court curbs rights of immigrants awaiting deportation  Reuters
  2. Supreme Court throws out ruling that said detained immigrants deserve bond hearings  Washington Post
  3. In Win for Bipartisanship, Supreme Court Approves Indefinite Detention of Legal Immigrants  New York Magazine
  4. Supreme Court Ruling Means Immigrants Could Continue To Be Detained Indefinitely  NPR
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Supreme Court curbs rights of immigrants awaiting deportation

Supreme Court curbs rights of immigrants awaiting deportationBy Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday curbed the ability of immigrants held in long-term detention during deportation proceedings to argue for their release in a ruling in sync with President Donald Trump’s get-tough approach toward immigration. The court’s conservative justices carried the day in the 5-3 decision that overturned a lower court’s ruling that required that immigrants held by the U.S. government who are awaiting the outcome of deportation proceedings get a bond hearing after six months of detention to seek their release.


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