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Alabama inmate Nathaniel Woods was executed Thursday evening after the US Supreme Court denied a stay of execution. Woods was sentenced to death under the theory of accomplice liability for the deaths of three Birmingham police officers: Carlos Owen, Harley Chisholm III, and Charles Bennet. However, there was controversy in regards to the constitutionality of [...]

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The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday in Kansas v. Garcia that federal immigration law does not preempt a state prosecution for identity theft. Ramiro Garcia, Donaldo Morales and Guadalupe Ochoa-Lara were all found to have used someone else’s social security number to qualify employment and/or housing. The state of Kansas utilized the I-9 form [...]

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The Senate trial of President Donald Trump came to a close Wednesday with an acquittal on both articles of impeachment. The Senate fell short of the necessary two-thirds vote required to convict and remove Trump from office, with the final vote being 48-52 on abuse of power and 47-53 on obstruction. The change in votes [...]

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Russian lawmakers gave preliminary approval Thursday to a slew of constitutional changes that would affect the power of the parliament and the term of the president. The approved changes come one week after President Vladimir Putin delivered his State of the Nation speech. In his speech, he expressed the importance of democracy and power of [...]

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The Nicaraguan National Assembly approved the plans to nationalize the gas station chain Distribuidor Nicaraguense de Petroleo (DNP) on Saturday. President Daniel Ortega sent the initiative as a matter of emergency. The law guarantees the continued supply of fuel and petroleum products. Additionally, all petroleum products owned by DNP are classified as sovereign security and [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in cases concerning international child abduction and capital punishment Wednesday. Monasky v. Taglieri is a case between Michelle Monasky, an American citizen, and Domenico Taglieri, a citizen of Italy. The two met and were married in the US, and then later moved to Italy. Three years after their [...]

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US President Donald Trump on Friday requested that the Supreme Court bar the House of Representatives’ request for his financial documents from two banks. Trump argues that the subpoena goes beyond legislative power, and he therefore has a right to keep the documents private. This is not Trump’s first request to bar subpoenas for financial [...]

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Public impeachment hearings in the inquiry into US President Donald Trump began Wednesday. Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff opened the first day of hearings by establishing the stakes of the investigation. Schiff began by calling Trump’s actions—seeking inquiries into political rival Joe Biden through the Ukrainian government—into question, stating, “If this is not impeachable conduct, what [...]

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