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The US Supreme Court Monday?vacated lower court rulings in a case related to Texas’ ban on most abortions during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of Texas’ response to the pandemic, Governor Greg Abbott ordered a halt to all non-essential medical procedures last March in order to preserve resources such as protective equipment. Later, Attorney General [...]

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US President Joe Biden signed an executive order Monday allowing transgender people to serve in the US military. The order reverses two executive orders signed by former president Donald Trump. Transgender members of the military will now be able to serve openly and begin transitioning. Further, they will not face involuntary separation, discharges, or denials [...]

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Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh announced Tuesday that the country has sanctioned a number of former senior US officials and former president Donald Trump. Khatibzadeh said that the sanctions are a response to “acts of terror against Iran and Iranian nationals and violation of their human rights.” Specifically, grounds for the sanctions include the [...]

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House Republicans blocked a resolution Monday calling on Vice President Mike Pence to begin 25th Amendment proceedings to remove President Donald Trump from office. Earlier on Monday, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer introduced a Unanimous Consent resolution to get the House to consider legislation calling on Pence to take action and activate the 25th Amendment and [...]

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The Iraq judiciary issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump on Thursday for the premeditated killing of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis last January. Trump is charged under Article 406 of the Iraqi Penal Code, which carries the death sentence in all cases of premeditated murder. Al-Muhandis died in the drone strike Trump ordered to [...]

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China announced?Saturday the ratification of an extradition treaty with Turkey that it intends to use, inter alia, to accelerate the return of refugees and Uighur Muslims suspected of “terrorism.” Since the 1950s, Turkey has welcomed Uighurs fleeing persecution in China. Uighurs and Turks have linguistic, cultural and religious ties. Currently, more than 50,000 Uighurs call [...]

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Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies approved a bill Tuesday tightening the rules governing the activities of foreign law enforcement agents. Some measures in the bill are identical to those in bilateral agreements, while others are new. Measures include limiting the immunity granted to foreign agents and requiring agents to share all the information they collect with [...]

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US Attorney General William Barr submitted his resignation letter on Monday to President Donald Trump. Trump posted the letter on Twitter shortly afterwards. In his letter, Barr praised Trump’s accomplishments. As Trump’s second attorney general, he?launched a probe of the 2016 Russia investigation, deterred asylum seekers, and attempted to punish protesters and cities for unrest [...]

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The Cabinet of the Indian state of Maharashtra on Wednesday approved a draft of a bill setting extreme punishments for crimes against women and children. The Act is modeled after the Disha Act passed by the government of Andhra Pradesh state last year. Known as the “Shakti Act”, the Maharashtra bill makes numerous changes to [...]

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