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Sri Lanka’s Cabinet Monday passed a constitutional amendment in order to curb the president’s power and delegate more power to the country’s parliament. The 21st amendment repeals the 20th Amendment, which reallocated some of parliament’s powers to the president and allowed the president to dissolve parliament. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has pushed for the passage [...]

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Amnesty International released a statement Wednesday condemning Tanzanian violence towards the Maasai ethnic group. Fears are mounting as the indigenous Maasai are being severely injured by Tanzanian soldiers. Tanzania is planning on using Maasai lands in endeavors such as conservation and hunting excursions. Hunting plans drafted in 1992, along with UNESCO protections, caused multiple problems [...]

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Germany’s Federal Court of Justice Tuesday ruled that an anti-Semitic sculpture can remain on a church in Wittenberg. The 13th century sculpture shows a rabbi lifting the tail of a sow while two children suck at its teat. Pigs are considered unclean in Judaism, leading the sculpture to become a caricature of Judaism. The sculpture [...]

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The US House of Representatives Wednesday passed a bill restricting access to guns. The Protecting Our Children Act includes raising the minimum age for semi-automatic rifles, banning high-capacity magazines, and adding criminal offenses for those who buy guns through proxy after failing background checks. The bill now heads to the US Senate where it may [...]

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The US Supreme Court Wednesday made it harder to individually sue federal agents who violate constitutional rights. In a 6-3 decision the court limited the use of the 1971 case Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents to establish grounds for a lawsuit. Bivens allowed federal agents to be individually sued for violating the Fourth Amendment, [...]

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California’s Reparation Task Force released a report Wednesday regarding reparation recommendations for descendants of enslaved people. The near 500-page report explains how these individuals have faced tremendous harms as a result of the wealth gap caused by slavery and the discriminatory policies that followed.  The report specifically mentions housing, education, employment, and the legal system [...]

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Canada’s federal government introduced legislation in Parliament Monday implementing stronger gun control. The “national freeze” legislation will ban the ability “to buy, sell, transfer or import handguns anywhere in Canada.” It will likewise address gun violence associated with domestic violence, gender-based violence, and self-harm by creating a “red flag” law that would enable courts to [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Sunday stated it would investigate the law enforcement response to the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Specifically, the DOJ will focus on police response time. On May 24, 18-year-old Salvador Rolando Ramos opened fire at the Robb Elementary School, killing 19 students aged 9 to 11 and two [...]

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Russia’s State Duma Wednesday approved a law to change the age of enlistment in Russia. The law allows individuals over the age of 40 to enter the armed forces. In order for the change to become law, President Vladimir Putin needs to sign it. As the Ukrainian invasion continues, Russia is dealing with high casualty [...]

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet Wednesday held a video call during her visit to Xinjiang, which was marred with continued allegations of atrocities against the Uyghur minority in China. Some countries, such as the US and Canada, have called the atrocities “genocide.” Canada’s Office of the Minister of [...]

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