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TikTok users and the company sue the U.S. government over a law forcing a sale or ban, citing free speech rights.

TikTok users sue federal government over law that could ban app

A group of TikTok users has filed a lawsuit against the federal government, contesting a new law that could compel the sale of the popular video-sharing app or result in its U.S. ban. The eight users, collectively boasting millions of followers, argue that the law signed by President Joe Biden violates their First Amendment rights. They contend that…

The U.S. will send $1 billion in weapons to Israel. There are new details on a crash in Florida that killed eight migrant farmworkers. The Morning Rundown™

Biden administration plans $1 billion weapons deal with Israel

The U.S. is preparing to send $1 billion in new weapons to Israel. And there are new details about the deadly crash in Florida that killed eight migrant farmworkers. These stories and more highlight The Morning Rundown for Wednesday, May 15, 2024. Biden administration plans $1 billion weapons deal with Israel The Biden administration intends…

U.S. college protestors need to understand what the limits to the First Amendment are, and why those limits matter to American society.

US college protests test First Amendment limits

Protests against Israel’s alleged genocide in Gaza have spread across university campuses around the globe. While most protests initially coalesced around anti-genocide sentiments and a shared value for human life, some critics have observed slogans, rhetoric and behavior that they claim has become more alarming over time. Accusations have surfaced of “outside agitators” deliberately spoiling…

TikTok and ByteDance are suing to block the looming TikTok ban, claiming the law violates the U.S. Constitution.

TikTok and ByteDance fight back, sue US government over potential ban

TikTok and ByteDance filed a lawsuit in federal court Tuesday, May 7, challenging legislation that would ban or force the sale of the popular app. The companies claim the new law violates the U.S. Constitution and referenced the First Amendment 27 times. The law, signed by President Biden in April, gives the Chinese parent company…

Republican states challenge Biden's newly amended Title IX rules, which expand protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Gender-identity changes to Title IX get pushback from Republican states

Republican-controlled states are pushing back against newly modified Title IX rules. The Biden administration announced the expansion the week of April 15. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal money. It applies to schools and local and state educational agencies. Last week, the Department of…

Donald Trump has a long list of eligible VP candidates for the 2024 ticket, the only question is which one of them he’ll choose.

Who will Trump pick for vice presidential running mate?

Donald Trump is now clearly on track to run as the GOP candidate for president in the 2024 elections, regardless of how his various criminal trials proceed. What’s less clear is who else might run as his running mate for the position of vice president. Straight Arrow News contributor Matthew Continetti reviews a list of…

The 12-person jury will hear opening statements in former President Donald Trump's hush money trial in New York. The Morning Rundown™

Jury to hear opening statements in Trump’s first criminal trial

The 12-person jury is set to hear opening statements in former President Donald Trump’s criminal trial. Learn more about what is in the $95 billion foreign aid package passed by the House. These stories and more highlight The Morning Rundown for Monday, April 22, 2024. Jury to hear opening statements in Trump’s first criminal trial…

PEN America has cancelled its annual literary awards after writers’ boycott over Israel-Hamas war.

Reports say thousands of books ‘banned’ or ‘challenged.’ What does that mean?

Are the U.S. seeing a surge in book bans? That depends on where where people get data and what they qualify as a “ban.” The American Library Association (ALA) and PEN American both released reports offering different insights about the ongoing conflict taking place in schools and public libraries. In its annual list of the…

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