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A Taiwanese activist returned home Friday after serving a five-year jail sentence in China for “subversion of state power.” Lee Ming-che disappeared in March 2017. A week after his disappearance, he was found in the custody of the Chinese government. He had been arrested and charged for subversion of state power. During trial, Lee admitted [...]

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Brian Benjamin, the Lieutenant Governor for New York, resigned Tuesday after being charged with bribery, honest services wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit those offenses. Benjamin allegedly directed a state-funded grant to a non-profit controlled by a real estate developer in exchange for campaign contributions. Benjamin is also charged with two counts of falsifying records.  [...]

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A commission created in January announced Tuesday that they have received 290 valid testimonies from victims as they investigate the Portuguese Catholic Church for the sexual abuse of children and teenagers. Pedro Strecht, a psychiatrist who heads the committee said “More than half the reported cases suggest many more victims were involved.” The committee is made [...]

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The Parliament of Pakistan Sunday voted to remove Imran Khan from the position of Prime Minister, due to allegations of mismanaging the economy and mishandling the country’s foreign policy. Khan, a former premier cricketer, was removed from his position three and a half years after coming to power in 2018. The vote of no-confidence was [...]

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Rashad Al-Alimi, head of Yemen’s new presidential council, gave a speech Friday where he promised to end the current war by using a peaceful process. This promise comes after President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi stepped down on Thursday. Upon stepping down, Hadi transferred his presidential powers in hopes of ending the war. Saudi Arabia also encouraged [...]

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The leader of the North Carolina Chapter of the Proud Boys Friday pleaded guilty to felony charges for his actions associated with the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol. Charles Donohoe, 34, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding and assaulting, resisting or impeding officers.  Donohoe has also agreed to help [...]

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An Indonesian court Wednesday found that a senior member of an Islamist group, consciously aided terrorism actors and sentenced him to three years in prison. A three-judge panel of the East Jakarta District Court found the former human rights lawyer and secretary-general of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), Munarman, guilty of committing acts of terrorism. [...]

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Former female workers of a McDonald’s located in Mason, Michigan recently filed a class-action lawsuit against a store manager for sexual harassment. The McDonald’s franchisee agreed Monday to a settlement where they will pay $1.5  million to 100 female workers. In November of 2019 Jenna Ries, a former employee, filed the original lawsuit. In the complaint [...]

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The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Friday released a statement that it will be lifting the pandemic-related border restriction policy, known as Title 42, on May 23. In the CDC’s Public Health Determination, the CDC Director stated that the purpose of the policy was to ” prevent and control” the spread of [...]

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The Supreme Court Monday heard oral arguments for Southwest Airlines Co. v. Saxon and LeDure v. Union Pacific Railroad Company. In Southwest Airlines Co. v. Saxon, the Court will decide whether an airline ramp supervisor is a “transportation worker” and therefore exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act. Latrice Saxon was a ramp supervisor for Southwest Airline. As [...]

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