Articles Posted in November, 2018

Rhode Island parents, on behalf of students, filed suit in the US District Court for the District of Rhode Island late Wednesday alleging the state of Rhode Island has not upheld its constitutional responsibility to prepare students to be informed citizens. The complaint looks for an answer to the question raised in the 1973 US [...]

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An Argentinian judge on Wednesday initiated the investigation process into Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman while he is in Argentina for the G-20 Summit. Federal Judge Ariel Lijo agreed to the Human Rights Watch’s request to determine whether Yemeni and Saudi legal authorities were investigating the prince for crimes against humanity, including his [...]

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Australian Federal Police are investigating several SAS (Australian Special Forces) soldiers for allegedly committing war crimes in Afghanistan during Australia’s 12-year military involvement in the conflict. SAS insiders told the Sydney Morning Herald that “horrendous things” had occurred in Afghanistan. “Some just disgraceful things happened,” said the insider. “It was pretty much kept under wraps.” [...]

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Brazil’s Senate Social Affairs Committee approved a draft bill on Wednesday to legalize marijuana cultivation for personal medical use. Though selling and trafficking marijuana carry criminal penalties in Brazil, cultivating cannabis has been decriminalized since 2006. The new bill would lift the penalties currently imposed for marijuana cultivation and allow Brazilians to grow cannabis for personal, therapeutic [...]

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