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The US House of Representatives Wednesday passed a joint resolution 290-137 to finalize a tentative agreement between railroad unions and providers as a railroad strike looms. Representative Donald M. Payne Jr. (D-NJ) introduced the resolution Tuesday in response to President Joe Biden’s urging. A railroad strike could cost the nation’s economy as much as $2 [...]

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The German Bundestag Wednesday voted to formally recognize the Holodomor, a man-made famine that decimated Ukraine in 1932 and 1933, as a genocide. According to the declaration, Soviet authorities demanded inflated quantities of grain from Ukrainian farmers and punished those who fell short with additional demands. Effected regions were cut off from the rest of [...]

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The US Supreme Court Tuesday denied an application to stay the execution of Kevin Johnson, a man convicted of murdering a police officer. Johnson had filed a petition to stay his execution with the court alleging racial bias throughout his prosecution. The petition to the US Supreme Court was presented to Justice Brett Kavanaugh and [...]

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Congressman Edward Málaga Tuesday presented the vacancy motion against Peruvian President Pedro Castillo alleging “moral incapacity,” regulated in number 113.1 of the Peruvian Constitution. The vacancy motion has 67 signatures from members of the Peruvian Congress, who would be in favor of vacating President Pedro Castillo. The political parties that support the vacancy motion are [...]

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Premier of Alberta Danielle Smith Tuesday introduced the Alberta Sovereignty Act to the Albertan legislature. Called the Alberta Sovereignty within a United Canada Act, the proposed legislation empowers the provincial cabinet to dismiss federal laws, programs, and policies. If the cabinet considers a federal law “unconstitutional or harmful to Albertans,” it is empowered by the [...]

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The US Senate Tuesday passed a bill to federally protect same-sex marriage in a bipartisan vote of 61-36 . The bill’s supporters included 49 Democrat senators and 12 Republicans. The Respect for Marriage Act “provides statutory authority for same-sex and interracial marriages” and repeals and replaces the federal definition of marriage with “provisions that recognize [...]

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The US Supreme Court Tuesday heard oral arguments regarding Texas and Louisiana’s challenge to the Biden administration’s immigration policy. The court asked the parties to address three legal issues: (1) whether the states had legal right to bring their lawsuit; (2) the legality of the policy itself; and (3) whether the district courts had power [...]

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An Iranian general Tuesday acknowledged that more than 300 people have been killed in the nationwide Mahsa Amini protests, citing a figure significantly lower than the 448 deaths reported by Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO). General Amir Ali Hajizadeh’s comments mark the first time Iranian authorities have acknowledged the death toll since protests began in September. [...]

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US President Joe Biden Tuesday urged Congress to pass legislation codifying a tentative agreement with rail unions that threaten to strike if action is not taken soon. Congress also has the option to push back the date on which a strike would begin if agreements haven’t been reached. Biden touted that the agreement “provides a [...]

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The Singaporean Parliament Tuesday voted to repeal a ban on gay sex in the country. The law was remained from the colonial era and did not enjoy support from the Singaporean public. In August, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s announced that his government intended to repeal the law. While the law was not enforced in [...]

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