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The leader of one of the largest cocaine distributors in the world Wednesday pleaded guilty to running a criminal enterprise and drug trafficking charges. Dairo Antonio Úsuga David, also known as “Otoniel,” pleaded guilty to running a continuing criminal enterprise under 21 USC §848. While the charge carries a maximum term of life imprisonment, as [...]

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The Government of Ukraine has dismissed several Ministers from their positions amid an anti-corruption push. During an address Sunday, President Zelenskyy noted that Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU) had exposed a minister. The same day, the Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers approved a resolution to dismiss Vasyl Lozynskyy, Deputy Minister of Communications, Territories and Infrastructure Development. The [...]

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The US Justice Department (DOJ) announced Tuesday that a grand jury indicted two former Arkansas sheriff’s deputies with federal civil rights offense for using excessive force during an arrest. Former deputies Levi White and Zackary King were captured on camera last August beating Randal Worcester who was already restrained and on the ground. The victim [...]

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The European Parliament Thursday resolved to condemn the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) for human rights violations in the wake of protests against the state after the death of Mahsa Amini. The nonbinding resolution calls for “the expansion of restrictive measures” against Iran. The resolution describes the “detention, arrest, and abduction” of over 20,000 protestors, [...]

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Two UK rail workers unions Tuesday announced strikes after failing to reach a deal with train operators. One of the unions, the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF) announced two, one-day strikes. The other, the National Union of Rail, Maritime, and Transport Workers (RMT) announced they will join ASLEF in two, one-day strike [...]

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Australia Thursday approved a request by the US to extradite a former US Marine Corps pilot Daniel Duggan, according to a statement made by Australia’s Attorney-General’s Department. The Australian Attorney-General’s Department received an extradition request from the US on December 9. The Attorney General agreed to extradite Duggan before December 25, according to a statement [...]

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The North Carolina Supreme Court Friday struck down a gerrymandered legislative district map unconstitutional under the North Carolina state constitution. In August 2021, North Carolina’s General Assembly released its proposed redistricting criteria. The proposed criteria mandated a race-blind approach to redistricting and was criticized for not complying with the Voter Rights Act (VRA). In November [...]

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The UK Attorney General’s Office Wednesday announced it started a program to train Ukrainian judges to conduct war crime trials. The program will train 90 judges from Ukraine under the supervision of Sir Howard Morrison, a former judge at the International Criminal Court (ICC). Morrison said that the judges are “very experienced in Ukrainian domestic [...]

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InfoWars and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protections in the Southern District of Texas on Friday. Jones, who has been described as “the most prolific conspiracy theorist in contemporary America” was ordered to pay over $1.4 billion dollars in damages in defamation cases against victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary [...]

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The US Supreme Court Tuesday denied former President Donald Trump’s request to block the US House Ways and Means Committee from obtaining his tax records. Chief Justice John Roberts previously stayed a lower court order granting the committee access on November 1. Tuesday’s order ends a legal battle between the committee and Trump which started [...]

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