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President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Sunday that 31,000 Ukrainian soldiers had been killed since Russia’s full-scale invasion two years ago. This was Zelensky’s first release in over a year of public casualty figures since the beginning of Russia’s invasion, which has garnered accusations of violations of international law. Zelensky did not disclose the number of [...]

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A Massachusetts federal judge sentenced a Texas man to serve three months in federal prison on Thursday for threatening a Boston, Massachusetts doctor affiliated with the national LGBTQIA+ health education center. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Matthew Jordan Lindner’s sentence after he previously pleaded guilty to one count of interstate transmission of threatening [...]

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Ukraine’s Security Services, with the assistance of prosecutors in the Donetsk region, opened a war crimes investigation on Sunday following reports that Russian troops executed six unarmed Ukrainian soldiers during fierce fighting in the city of Avdiivka over recent days. Footage of the executions was posted to various social media channels, prosecutors also confirmed, including [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed suit against the state of Tennessee on Thursday seeking the invalidation of a law criminalizing “aggravated” prostitution citing the discriminatory impacts of its elevated penalties on those convicted of prostitution if they are HIV positive. The lawsuit also seeks expungement of state registries related to the law’s enforcement [...]

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The Associated Press (AP) reported that New York City officials announced an expanded overnight curfew at 20 migrant shelters throughout the city on Sunday, following an increase in reports of criminal misconduct. On Thursday, members of a “citizen-militia” mistakenly identified a local resident as a migrant, threw him to the ground, and beat him. “We [...]

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Russia’s Central Election Commission (CEC) banned opposition politician Boris Nadezhdin on Thursday from the upcoming presidential election ballot. The commission made its decision after invalidating more than 9,000 signatures of support, leaving Nadezhdin short of the 95,000 valid signatures required to be listed on the ballot under Russian law. Last week, state authorities accused Nadezhdin—one [...]

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Authorities in Türkiye announced the arrest of seven people on Friday alleged to have been operating as spies for Mossad, the Israeli state intelligence service. According to the state-run media platform Anadolu, which was the first outlet to announce news of the arrests, “an investigation carried out by the Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office revealed [...]

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Iowa lawmakers declined to advance a piece of legislation on Wednesday that would have removed gender identity as a protected class under the state’s civil rights law. In a 3-0 tally, a subcommittee of the Iowa legislature’s Judiciary Committee voted against moving the bill forward. Although the bill sought to add a new category to [...]

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US lawmakers introduced articles of impeachment on Sunday against US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The articles of impeachment allege that Mayorkas failed to comply with US law and breached public trust in his handling of the US-Mexico border and immigration matters. The articles mark the second time in American history that [...]

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A federal court in Washington DC sentenced former trade advisor to former US President Donald Trump, Peter Navarro, on Thursday on two counts of contempt of Congress related to the January 6 insurrection to four months prison. Navarro was previously found guilty of the two counts following a September 2023 jury trial in the Federal [...]

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