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A UN report on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) warned Tuesday that the impacts of climate change and inequality across countries are increasing global hunger and undermining goals to end extreme poverty by 2030. The report identified notable gaps toward achieving 17 SDGs, some of which address poverty, clean water and sanitation, economic growth, and [...]

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UN rights experts on Friday called on the UN to enact an independent investigation into human rights violations in the Philippines, citing an increase of unlawful killings and attacks on individuals and institutions defending human rights. The report illustrates the “staggering number” of unlawful deaths and police killings in context of the “war on drugs,” [...]

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Saturday signed into law a bill that prohibits the use of red light cameras by local authorities. House bill 1631, sponsored by state state Rep. Jonathan Stickland, was approved by the House and Senate in the last weeks of the legislative session and effectively bans the implementation or operation of [...]

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The Missouri House on Friday passed a bill banning abortion at eight weeks gestation with an exception only for medical emergencies. HB 126, referred to as “Missouri Stands with the Unborn,” declares that Missouri is a “‘sanctuary of life” that protects “pregnant women and their unborn children.” The bill would make it a class B [...]

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US President Donald Trump on Thursday announced a sweeping immigration and border reform proposal that would utilize a “point-based selection process” that favors younger, educated, English-speaking workers, rather than focusing on familial ties. The White House plan claims that it will not change the number of green cards allocated each year. “But instead of admitting [...]

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US President Donald Trump on Wednesday granted a full pardon to Conrad Black, a disgraced media mogul who recently wrote a wrote a book about Trump’s triumphs. Black was convicted in 2007 on fraud charges, including alleged embezzlement, and obstruction of justice. He served 3.5 years in prison and was deported to Canada after he [...]

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A coalition of Animal rights groups on Monday filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Iowa’s new “Ag-Gag” Law that makes it a trespass crime to conduct undercover investigations at livestock farms. The lawsuit was filed in US District Court in Des Moines and claims that the new law violates constitutional free speech and [...]

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House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) on Monday issued a subpoena to former White House Counsel Donald F. McGahn II following “revelations” uncovered during Robert Mueller’s investigation into obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump. The subpoena calls for “testimony and documents related to the Committee’s ongoing investigation into obstruction of justice, public corruption and other [...]

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