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The Wisconsin Ethics Commission announced in a memo Friday that the Wisconsin county prosecutors of Chippewa, Florence and Langlade Counties have declined to pursue felony charges for conspiring to evade campaign finance laws against the fundraising committee for former President Donald Trump and Wisconsin state Rep. Janel Brandtjen (R) due to “a conflict of interest.” [...]

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A federal judge in Mississippi sentenced former Rankin County sheriff’s deputy Christian Dedmon to 40 years in prison on Wednesday, making Dedmon the fourth in a string of sentences for deputies who pled guilty for their role in the January 2023 beating and torture of two Black men. Dedmon pleaded guilty alongside five other deputies [...]

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The Georgia judge overseeing the state’s 2020 election interference case decided on Friday that the district attorney leading the case, Fani Willis, must either step aside or remove a special prosecutor appointed to the case, Nathan Wade. The decision comes after the two were accused of having an intimate relationship. Judge Scott McAfee found that [...]

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced via X (formerly Twitter) on Wednesday over 250 officers and soldiers will be stationed at the Florida Keys and southern waters in preparation for a surge of migrants from Haiti. Speaking on the action, DeSantis said: For quite some time, the State of Florida has been dedicating significant resources to [...]

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A bipartisan bill, titled the “Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act,” was approved unanimously by the US House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday, which would make it “unlawful for an entity to distribute, maintain, or update…a foreign adversary controlled application,” naming ByteDance, Ltd., TikTok and their subsidiaries as foreign adversaries. The civil [...]

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The Canadian government announced a new visa policy for Mexican nationals in a press release on Thursday, citing “an increase in asylum claims made by Mexian citizens that are refused, withdrawn or abandoned.” The policy creates new requirements for Mexican nationals receiving an electronic travel authorization (eTA) to travel to Canada by air. Going forward, [...]

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President Biden announced in a statement on Friday over 500 new sanctions on Russian entities, one day before the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and less than a week after the death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The sanctions target “individuals connected to Navalny’s imprisonment as well as Russia’s financial sector, defense industrial [...]

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Albania’s Parliament approved a deal with Italy on Thursday to hold migrants rescued from international waters at Italian-run processing centers. Amnesty International previously condemned the plan to create migrant detention centers under Italian jurisdiction in Albania, calling the deal “unworkable, harmful and unlawful.” The plan is to create two centers in Albania, one at the [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reinstated a Florida man’s conviction on Thursday, following a challenge that the police department violated the man’s Miranda rights. Jimmie Bowen was arrested for his alleged involvement in gang related violence. After being advised of his Miranda rights, Bowen invoked his right to counsel. Some time [...]

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The Missouri Supreme Court upheld a trial court decision on Wednesday finding that Missouri’s state senate congressional map did not violate the state’s constitution. Several Missouri citizens previously challenged the map, drawn by a court-appointed redistricting commission, for failing to preserve communities of interest. The court rejected the citizens’ challenge in their Wednesday decision, finding [...]

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