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Texas filed an original action in the US Supreme Court Monday to overturn California’s ban on state-funded travel to a list of 11 states—including Texas—that have adopted policies that California has deemed discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation or gender. California Assembly Bill 1887, enacted in 2016 and expanded in 2017, bans state-funded or [...]

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Senators heard closing arguments from House managers and lawyers for the White House on Monday, two days ahead of the scheduled vote in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Both sides were given two hours to make their final arguments on their opposing conclusions regarding Trump’s interactions with Ukraine ahead of the 2020 general [...]

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A Wisconsin appeals court on Tuesday temporarily put a hold on Monday’s decision by a county circuit court judge to remove 209,000 voter names after finding the state’s Elections Commission in contempt. The appeals court decision comes just one day after the circuit court judge’s firm order to purge the voter names and the subsequent [...]

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Top Iranian forces commander and architect of military operations, Qassim Suleimani, was killed early Friday in Baghdad by a drone strike ordered by US President Donald Trump, the Pentagon announced. Suleimani, leader of the US-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and top commander of Iranian security and intelligence operations, was [...]

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Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor announced Monday that five people have been sentenced to death and three sentenced to jail terms in connection with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last year. The trial verdict revealed that charges had been dismissed for the remaining three of the eleven that had [...]

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A leak of highly classified documents from the Chinese government has exposed the manual used in operating China’s mass detention camps, including policing and surveillance tactics to prevent escape from the camps the Chinese government has labeled “vocational training institutions” that hold Muslim Uighurs and other minorities. According to a new report by the International [...]

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Maria Butina, the Russian operative convicted and sentenced on one count of conspiracy, has finished her 18-month sentence in a Florida federal prison and was released Friday into custody of the US Immigration and Custom’s Enforcement for immediate deportation. Butina, now 31 years old and a former American University graduate student, was charged in July [...]

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