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The US House of Representatives Select Committee investing the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol Thursday issued subpoenas for five Republican lawmakers. The Democrat-led committee subpoenaed House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Reps. Scott Perry (R-PA), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Andy Biggs (R-AZ) and Mo Brooks (R-AL). In a press release, Chairman Bennie Thompson [...]

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A leaked draft US Supreme Court opinion published Monday by POLITICO shows that the justices have voted to overturn the landmark abortion rights case, Roe v. Wade. Chief Justice John Roberts issued a statement Tuesday pledging to investigate the leak: To the extent this betrayal of the confidences of the Court was intended to undermine [...]

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A court in Myanmar Wednesday sentenced deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to five years in prison after finding her guilty of corruption. Suu Kyi was convicted of accepting about USD $1.3 million in gold and cash from a political colleague. She has denied the allegations. This is the first of several corruption cases [...]

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The New York State Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, Wednesday invalidated electoral maps drawn by Democratic lawmakers. In a 32-page ruling, the court found that lawmakers had violated the state constitution and ordered new maps to be drawn. In 2014, New York voters approved a constitutional amendment to create a non-partisan redistricting commission. [...]

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Monday signed into law the controversial Parental Rights in Education Bill, commonly referred to as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. The bill, approved by the Senate earlier this month, restricts “lassroom instruction by school personnel or third parties on sexual orientation or gender identity” for students in kindergarten through third grade [...]

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The US Supreme Court Thursday ruled 8-1 that a Texas death row inmate may have his pastor touch him and pray out loud during his execution. Petitioner John Henry Ramirez argued that Texas’ refusal to allow a spiritual advisor to lay hands on him or recite prayers and scripture as he is executed substantially burdens [...]

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The US Supreme Court Wednesday reversed a decision by Wisconsin’s Supreme Court selecting state legislative districts drawn by the governor while also allowing the use of the governor’s congressional district map. The 2020 census revealed population shifts that necessitated redrawing Wisconsin’s election maps. The Republican-dominated legislature proposed new maps, which were vetoed by Democratic Governor [...]

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A federal judge Tuesday found Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin guilty of trespassing on US Capitol grounds during last year’s January 6 Capitol violence. The second defendant to go on trial on charges stemming from the riot, Griffin was convicted on a charge of entering a restricted area and acquitted of disorderly and disruptive [...]

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West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed a bill Monday that would ban parents from seeking abortions because of potential disability. The “Unborn Child with a Disability Protection and Education Act” would ban such abortions except in the case of medical emergency or if the fetus is found to “nonmedically viable.” Justice announced the signing on [...]

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The US Senate Tuesday unanimously approved a bill that would make daylight saving time (DST) permanent. The Sunshine Protection Act, sponsored by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), passed the Senate by unanimous consent. If approved by the House and signed by President Joe Biden, the act would eliminate the process of changing the clocks two times [...]

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