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The Taliban Ministry of Higher Education Tuesday closed universities in Afghanistan to women in its latest move to restrict women’s access to formal education since the group took over the country. In a letter in Pashto distributed by a spokesperson for the ministry, all universities in Afghanistan are ordered to suspend education of women immediately. Need [...]

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A Michigan court Thursday sentenced three men involved in a 2020 plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer to prison. Pete Musico, Joseph Morrison and Paul Bellar were all sentenced in the Jackson County Circuit Court to separate prison terms after a jury found them guilty of felony charges in October. Musico received a 12-year [...]

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Tuesday brought civil charges against Samuel Bankman-Fried, CEO and co-founder of the crypto trading platform FTX Trading Ltd. US prosecutors also unsealed criminal charges against Bankman-Fried on Tuesday following his arrest in the Bahamas. The SEC alleges that Bankman-Fried defrauded equity investors and customers of FTX by diverting assets [...]

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Amid ongoing dangerous conditions in Haiti, the Biden Administration Monday extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians living in the United States as of November 6. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas announced the extension, which will allow Haitians who already have TPS to stay in the US for an additional 18 months, from February [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Monday reversed a preliminary injunction previously implemented to bar the enforcement of an Indiana law requiring fetal remains to be either buried or cremated by clinics that provide abortion. The ruling reverses a September district court decision which barred enforcement of a series of provisions of [...]

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E. Jean Carroll, a writer for Elle magazine, Thursday filed an amended lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, minutes after New York’s Adult Survivor’s Act went into effect. She previously filed a defamation suit against Trump in 2019 for statements he made against her when she publicly accused him of sexual assault. In the amended [...]

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The US Department of State Thursday released a letter stating that Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohhammed bin Salman should have immunity in a US case regarding his role in the murder of Saudi-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Biden Administration’s suggestion for bin Salman’s immunity was filed with the court on Thursday and [...]

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The Democratic Party of Georgia, Democratic Senatorial Capaign Committee and Warnock for Georgia Tuesday filed a federal lawsuit against the State of Georgia after Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger barred polls from opening for early voting on November 26. The lawsuit seeks immediate relief in the form of a temporary restraining order or interlocutory injunction [...]

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As of Thursday, more than 100 people have joined a lawsuit against the US government concerning water contaminated with jet fuel. The plaintiffs seek legal remedy under the Federal Tort Claims Act, which provides for compensation for personal injury, death, or property loss or damage from a negligent or wrongful act of an employee of [...]

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In a report filed by Human Rights Watch (HRW) in conjunction with Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic (IHRC), the groups called for countries to address the risks and costs caused to civilians by incendiary weapons. The report states that incendiary weapons cause both short- and long-term physical harm to civilians because of the [...]

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