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Federal prosecutors indicted political strategist Steve Bannon Thursday for his alleged involvement in a privately funded border wall fraud scheme. Southern District of New York (SDNY) prosecutors submitted that Bannon, along with three others, garnered hundreds of thousands of online donors for “We Build the Wall” while falsely claiming that the entirety of the proceeds [...]

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US President Donald Trump Tuesday signed a pardon for women’s rights leader and American suffragist Susan B. Anthony. The pardon applies to Anthony’s 148-year-old conviction for voting in the 1872 presidential election. Illegal at the time, Anthony received a $100 fine for casting the ballot, which she refused to pay. A leader in the women’s [...]

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The US Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday released its final report on Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential Election, finding that the Trump campaign welcomed foreign intrusion that harmed the Clinton campaign. The document revisits much of the information covered in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s 2019 report on Russian interference. However, the Senate Report explores [...]

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A US federal judge Thursday ordered the Trump campaign to provide evidence of voter fraud in Pennsylvania’s vote-by-mail election system. Thursday’s order requires the campaign to submit evidence to the court by Friday. Judge Nicholas Ranjan of the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania stated that the “Court finds that instances of [...]

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The Trump administration is reportedly considering blocking American citizens and legal permanent residents exposed to the novel coronavirus, from re-entering the United States. One of President Donald Trump’s most reported travel restrictions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the March Europe travel ban, did not “apply to permanent residents (generally) immediate family members of US [...]

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An Algerian court on Monday sentenced journalist Khaled Drareni to three years in prison for speaking out against the government. Drareni, who is well known in Algeria and has a twitter account of roughly 150,000 followers, reported on the Hirak protest movement, where Algerians are speaking out against the rule of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and [...]

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US President Donald Trump on Monday signaled opposition to the suggestion that an ongoing investigation at the Manhattan District Attorney’s office should be expanded to fraud at the Trump Organization. Last week, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance hinted at the expanded investigation through a court filing. Up until then, it was suspected that the inquiry [...]

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The High People’s Court of Jiangxi in China has declared Zhang Yuhuan, 53, the country’s longest-serving wrongfully convicted person not guilty in a retrial after almost 27 years in prison. Zhang’s wrongful conviction and subsequent release stem from a 1993 murder case where two boys were found dead in a reservoir in Jinxian, Jiangxi Province. [...]

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The Chinese government Thursday sentenced a Canadian citizen to death on drug crimes related to the production of ketamine. The Guangzhou Municipal Intermediate Court found that Xu Weihong gathered materials for the production of ketamine and stored the substance in his home. His accomplice in the trial, Wen Guanxiong, allegedly helped produce the drug and [...]

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A US federal judge Tuesday extended three US welfare programs to the residents of Puerto Rico. The case, brought by nine low-income Puerto Ricans, examined the island’s access to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Medicare Part D, which provides for prescription drug coverage. Although the US Congress granted citizenship to residents [...]

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