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Kansas Democrats filed a lawsuit Monday suing top Republican state officials over Kansas’s recently enacted US congressional district map. Democrats allege that Republicans gerrymandered the map to prevent the state’s only Democrat-represented district from being competitive in future elections. Last week, the Republican-controlled Kansas legislature passed Substitute Senate Bill 355. The bill contained the state’s [...]

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President Biden announced Monday a renewed push to curb gun violence through legislation and congressional spending in a statement mourning the four-year anniversary of the Parkland shooting. The Parkland shooting occurred in 2018 at Stoneman Douglas High School. A gunman shot and killed 17 people and injured 17 others. The shooting spurred a period of [...]

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The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ or CJEU) ruled Thursday that companies need to make accommodations for employees who become disabled, even if those employees are in temporary training programs. A press release from the court explains that the case originated with a worker dispute in Belgium. In 2016, Belgium railway HR [...]

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Arizona Senate committee members voted Thursday to advance two election reform bills which would prohibit the use of drop boxes and add a precinct tally requirement prior to county tallying. Arizona Senate Bill 1058, reference title “drive-up voting; prohibition,” amends a portion of the Arizona Revised Statutes relating to elections and electors. The new section, [...]

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International leaders and advocacy groups recognized Sunday the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Responding to a UNICEF report released earlier this week which found COVID-19 slowed progress towards ending FGM, the international community banded together to show continuing support to end FGM across the globe. World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General [...]

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The Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, Sunday proposed the country’s ombudsman lead an independent official investigation into Catholic Church sexual abuse of minors, according to El País. This is the latest step towards justice for Spain minors who suffered abuse at the hands of the Catholic Church’s clergy. Spain’s Catholic Church has been under [...]

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US Rep. Jamaal Bowman and Sen. Jeff Merkley introduced Wednesday the Fair College Admissions for Students Act to Congress. The bill, which would prohibit legacy and donor status preference in college admissions, was introduced as SB 3559 in the Senate and HR 6559 in the House of Representatives. In an effort to make the college admissions [...]

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Amnesty International stated Wednesday that at least 20 Latin American human rights defenders and four journalists were killed in January 2022 alone. In a statement, Amnesty International explained how these killings signal a frightening future for human rights defenders and journalists. Human rights defenders were killed in four countries. There were 13 killed in Colombia, [...]

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A federal judge in the US District Court for the Central District of California Monday ruled against former Los Angeles City Councilman José Huizar, allowing evidence collected from a 2016 FBI search warrant at Huizar’s trial. Huizar argued that there were issues with the FBI search warrant. Huizar served on the Los Angeles City Council [...]

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US ambassadors and lawmakers have vowed to take action against Russia should the situation in Ukraine progress any further. The UN Security Council gathered on Monday to discuss Russia’s recent massing of troops along the Ukraine border and fears of invasion. In her remarks before the UN Security Council, US Ambassador to the UN Linda [...]

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