All of Sudan’s three main internet providers have been completely shut down, according to a Wednesday post from internet monitor Netblocks, significantly disrupting communications for individuals within conflict zones and those trying to escape violence. Beginning last Friday, this blackout has led to rising hunger and the looming threat of famine across various areas. The [...]

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The Oregon Supreme Court ruled Thursday against ten Republican state senators who staged a record-long walkout in 2023, disqualifying them from seeking reelection. This ruling affirmed the Oregon Secretary of State’s enforcement of Measure 113, a constitutional amendment passed by voters in 2022, to penalize lawmakers with more than ten unexcused absences by barring them [...]

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Former US President Donald Trump will remain on the upcoming Illinois primary election ballot for the 2024 presidential election cycle, according to a Tuesday decision from the Illinois State Board of Elections. The unanimous vote from the bipartisan board signaled that a challenge to Trump’s ability to appear on the ballot is better addressed by [...]

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a statement asserting Texas’ constitutional right to self-defense on Wednesday as tensions with the Biden administration over security along the US southern border escalated. The statement specifically references Article I, § 10, Clause 3 of the US Constitution, which Abbott interpreted as granting Texas the authority to act autonomously against [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit rejected former US president Donald Trump’s appeal to have a gag order against him reviewed by the entire bench—a process known as en banc rehearing—on Tuesday. Originally imposed by US District Judge Tanya Chutkan on October 16, the gag order restricts Trump from making public statements [...]

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A judge in Washington state ruled Thursday that Donald Trump will remain on Washington’s presidential primary ballot, rejecting an effort to have him disqualified. The petition was filed by eight voters from Kitsap County. They argued that Trump’s actions regarding the Capitol riot and efforts to overturn the 2020 election results constituted insurrection, thus making him [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled on Wednesday that Texas legislation aimed at restricting or banning “sexually explicit” books in public school libraries likely violates the Constitution, affirming a lower court’s injunction against it. The law under scrutiny, known as the Restricting Explicit and Adult-Designated Educational Resources (READER) Act, compels vendors [...]

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US Navy SEALs boarded a vessel and seized Iranian-manufactured missile components destined for Houthi rebel forces in Yemen during a flag verification mission in the Arabian Sea near the coast of Somalia, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) announced Tuesday, claiming the components were being transported in violation of a UN Security Council arms embargo. The [...]

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A bomb threat was reported early Thursday morning at the Long Island residence of Judge Arthur Engoron, who is presiding over the civil fraud trial of former President Donald Trump, according to US media. Officials from the Nassau County Police Department subsequently confirmed that the threat was, in fact, a swatting incident—a deliberate false alarm crafted [...]

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The US Appeals Court for the Eleventh Circuit found on Wednesday that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis violated a local prosecutor’s First Amendment rights under the US Constitution when he suspended the prosecutor for refusing to enforce state laws surrounding access to reproductive health. The case has now been sent back down to the trial court [...]

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