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Chicago gas station owners say city inspectors shutting them down for minor violations and ‘racist reasons’


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China says the US and its allies must be held accountable for human rights violations in Afghanistan


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Massachusetts Public School District Encourages Students to Report Peers, Teachers for ‘Bias’ Violations


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Feds accused Georgia sheriff of civil rights violations


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Ex-congressman ordered to pay $456k for election violations


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US imposes sanctions on Cuba citing human rights violations


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Iran announces nuke deal violations 40 years after U.S. Embassy takeover, hostage crisis

Iran announces nuke deal violations 40 years after U.S. Embassy takeover, hostage crisisThe announcement of new nuclear deal violations comes as Iran marks the anniversary of the 1979 U.S. Embassy takeover and ensuing hostage crisis.



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'I'm in charge of the Hatch Act': Trump lashes out at chief of staff over potential ethics violations, report says

'I'm in charge of the Hatch Act': Trump lashes out at chief of staff over potential ethics violations, report saysDonald Trump reportedly told a room of his top aides that he is in charge of the Hatch Act, when warned by his chief of staff that bringing his cabinet members to a campaign rally could violate ethics rules.The comment, reported in a new Wall Street Journal article, illustrates the degree to which Mr Trump believes his administration does not have to worry about the rule, which was passed a century ago with the intention of warding off political activity by government employees.



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California boat fire: Investigation into tragedy that killed 34 people suggests safety violations

California boat fire: Investigation into tragedy that killed 34 people suggests safety violationsA preliminary investigation into the California boat fire that killed 34 people suggests serious safety violations.The Conception caught fire early Labour Day morning off the coast of southern California. Only five crew members survived. None of 33 passengers, who had signed up for a scuba trip on the boat, lived.



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Iran Signals More Escalation With Warning on Gulf Violations

Iran Signals More Escalation With Warning on Gulf Violations(Bloomberg) — Iran is responsible for security in the Persian Gulf and is acting more vigorously to protect it, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said, suggesting that a showdown between his country and Western powers over crucial shipping lanes could escalate.“We used to overlook some violations but no longer,” Zarif said at a press conference at the Foreign Ministry in Tehran. Iran has the longest stretch of coastline with the waterway in the region and is responsible for its security, he added. The remarks indicate that Iran could step up its operations against tankers passing through the Strait of Hormuz, the world’s most important maritime chokepoint for oil, amid a confrontation with the U.S. over sanctions that have battered the Iranian economy.On Sunday, the Islamic Republic said it had impounded a third vessel last month, a small oil tanker in the Persian Gulf it suspects of smuggling fuel. Iran’s state-run Press TV reported that the ship impounded on July 31 was an Iraqi tanker, but Iraq denied that.Iran began capturing vessels two weeks after U.K. forces seized an Iranian tanker on July 4 near Gibraltar. Unraveling DealThe drama in the region’s waterways has been a dangerous sideshow to the broader confrontation that broke out last year after U.S. President Donald Trump quit the 2015 multipower nuclear deal with Iran and embarked on a crusade to bring Tehran to its knees by choking off the oil exports that are the lifeline of its economy.In response, Iran has abandoned restrictions on uranium enrichment, downed a U.S. drone and test-fired a ballistic missile. It’s also been accused of carrying out a number of attacks on tankers near the Strait of Hormuz, through which about one-third of the world’s seaborne oil passes.The U.S. administration has also imposed unprecedented sanctions against Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who has final say on all state matters. Last week, it also added Zarif to its sanctions list.Zarif was asked to comment on a report in The New Yorker that he had been invited to meet with Trump in the White House last month, with Kentucky Senator Rand Paul extending the offer. He stopped short of denying the report, saying he never discloses details of his meetings.He told reporters that it was his understanding that “Mr. Trump isn’t after war,” but that National Security Adviser John Bolton and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are.Broader AccordTrump’s declared aim is to negotiate a broader accord that would address elements the original deal did not include, such as Iran’s ballistic missile program and its support for militant groups in the region such as Lebanon’s Hezbollah. Zarif rejected the notion that the U.S. is interested in diplomacy, saying Washington can’t expect Tehran to engage in negotiations as long as it engages in “economic terrorism.”“We had hundreds of hours of negotiations with Americans,” he said. “We are not against talks, but we’ve had talks already — maybe the Americans have idle time, but we don’t.”Iran’s plan to continue scaling back its commitment to the nuclear deal is not the same as leaving it, but its next step in reducing compliance won’t be its last, Zarif added, saying the European Union “can’t cite U.S. sanctions for not meeting obligations.”European powers have been working with Iran to try to salvage the accord, but haven’t come up with a mechanism that would allow Tehran to skirt the U.S. sanctions on its oil.(Updates with additional Zarif comments from seventh paragraph.)To contact the reporters on this story: Benjamin Harvey in Istanbul at bharvey11@bloomberg.net;Arsalan Shahla in Tehran at ashahla@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Benjamin Harvey at bharvey11@bloomberg.net, ;Alaa Shahine at asalha@bloomberg.net, Amy TeibelFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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