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Huffman pleads guilty in college admissions scandal

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/14/19, 10:39 am

Actress Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty on Monday to federal charges in a sweeping college admissions cheating scheme. Sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 13, and prosecutors said they would recommend four months in prison.

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Protesters attacked in Sudan

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/14/19, 10:26 am

Security agents loyal to deposed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir are suspected of killing at least six people in an overnight attack Monday on protesters demanding a civilian government. Video footage showed men dressed in Sudanese army and paramilitary uniforms opening fire on the demonstrators.

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Supreme Court greenlights lawsuit against Apple

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/13/19, 12:55 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that consumers can pursue an antitrust lawsuit against Apple for the 30 percent commission it charges software developers to sell apps through its App Store. iPhone users claim Apple is unfairly monopolizing the app market since users must purchase software exclusively through the company’s online store. Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the four liberal justices on the court in rejecting Apple’s request to end the lawsuit. Apple’s commission on every app sale was enough to persuade the hight court that the legal fight could proceed, he wrote.

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