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A federal judge has ordered Martin Shkreli to return $64.6 million in profits reaped from inflating the price of a lifesaving drug and barred him from the pharmaceutical industry for the rest of his life. The ruling Friday by a federal judge in New York came several weeks after a bench trial in December. The Federal Trade Commission and seven states brought the case in 2020 against the man dubbed “Pharma Bro.” The states are New York, California, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Shkreli’s lawyer did not immediately comment. Shkreli has defended raising the price of Daraprim as capitalism at work.

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The House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection has issued subpoenas to Twitter, Meta, Reddit and YouTube, demanding documents after lawmakers said the companies’ initial responses were inadequate. The committee chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson, demanded records from the companies related to their role in allegedly spreading misinformation about the 2020 election and promoting domestic violent extremism on their platforms in the lead-up to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. Thompson said it’s “disappointing that after months of engagement,” the companies have not voluntarily turned over the necessary information and documents that would help lawmakers answer the questions at the heart of their investigation.

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One of Pennsylvania’s biggest gas drillers is facing newer allegations of pollution in a rural community where it’s already charged with crimes for fouling residents’ drinking water wells with high levels of methane. Cabot Oil & Gas on Friday waived its right to a preliminary hearing on criminal charges that it acted with “long-term indifference” toward the residents of Dimock. Cabot has since merged with a Denver-based company to form Coterra Energy Inc. A Coterra spokesperson says the company is seeking an "amicable resolution" of the criminal charges. Apart from the criminal case, state environmental regulators have been responding to more recent complaints from residents.

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The Monsanto company pleaded guilty Thursday to illegally using and storing agricultural chemicals in Hawaii, and will pay $12 million in fines. Monsanto was charged with 30 environmental crimes after allowing workers to go into corn fields on Oahu in 2020 after a product named Forfeit 280 was sprayed. Federal law prohibits people from entering areas where the chemical is sprayed within six days of application. Monsanto agreed to three years of probation in addition to the fines and will continue an “environmental compliance program” overseen by a third-party, according to the U.S Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, which handled the prosecution.

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A U.S. appeals court has affirmed a ban against cockfighting in U.S. territories. The ruling Wednesday rejects a Guam businessman's 2019 lawsuit arguing the ban is unconstitutional. Sedfrey Linsangan argued in his lawsuit cockfighting is part of his culture. He appealed after a U.S. judge in Guam denied his motion for a preliminary injunction against the prohibition. In 2018, former President Donald Trump signed a law banning all animal fighting in U.S. territories. The law took effect in 2019. Prior to the law, cockfighting had been illegal in the 50 states but not U.S. territories.