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Prosecutors filed federal hate crime charges Thursday against Patrick Crusius, 21, for opening fire and killing 22 people at an El Paso Walmart last summer. On August 3, Crusius walked into the Texas retailer with an AK-47 assault and began shooting. A few days before the shooting Crusius drafted a document entitled “The Inconvenient Truth.” [...]

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The South Dakota House approved a bill Wednesday that would ban doctors from treating transgender children through the usage of certain gender affirming treatment. Practicing physicians who engage in treatment for young patients, such as puberty blockers, gender confirmation surgery or hormone therapy, could be charged with a misdemeanor if the child were below the [...]

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Defense attorney for US President Donald Trump, Alan Dershowitz, argued during Wednesday’s impeachment trial proceedings that the president’s actions toward reelection were actually done in the interest of the public and should not constitute an impeachable offense. Dershowitz stated that it was logical for a public official to harmonize what is in their own political [...]

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The Virginia Senate approved a so-called “red flag law” on Wednesday, which allows authorities to take away guns from those labeled as dangerous to themselves or others. The bill, numbered SB240, was passed by the state’s Senate, composed primarily of Democrats. The bill would require a court hearing in the circuit court for the jurisdiction [...]

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Maryland federal judge Peter Messitte on Wednesday blocked the Trump administration’s order permitting state and local governments to prevent refugees from settling in their respective communities. The order stated that refugee groups must apply for written consent from their local governments before settling in their areas of choice and was challenged by three immigration advocacy [...]

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The US House of Representatives approved a bill Friday advocating for transparency regarding the dangers of many grease-resistant products. The bill requires “the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to designate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980.” The polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, [...]

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Brazil’s Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a lower court’s decision to remove a Netflix comedy that displayed Jesus Christ in a gay relationship. Minister Dias Toffoli stated that “the exercise of freedom of expression reaffirms and enhances other constitutional freedoms.” The film on Netflix is called, “The First Temptation of Christ,” and was produced by [...]

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