Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed a bill Monday that allows school districts to authorize teachers, principals, bus drivers, custodial staff and other employees to carry guns while at work. House Bill 99 was drafted in response to the murder of 19 children and two teachers in the Uvalde, Texas elementary school shooting on May 24. [...]

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The US District Court for the Southern District of New York issued warrants Monday for the seizure of a Boeing 787-8 aircraft and a Gulfstream G650ER aircraft, worth over $400 million, both owned by Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich. The court found that the airplanes are subject to seizure and forfeiture “based on probable cause of [...]

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The Department of Justice Wednesday charged Joly Germine for participating in a criminal conspiracy to violate U.S. export laws by smuggling firearms and munitions to Haiti. Germine, also known as “Yonyon,” is a 29-year-old Haitian national and is also believed to be the leader of the notorious 400 Mawozo gang. Three other people were charged: [...]

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A federal judge Thursday temporarily blocked a new Kentucky abortion law from being enforced by state officials. HB 3 went into effect last week after the Kentucky legislature overturned Governor Andy Beshear’s veto of the bill. The bill is modeled after a Mississippi law that is currently under consideration by the US Supreme Court. HB [...]

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The UN Committee of Rights of Persons with Disabilities said in a press release Thursday that the lives of around 2.7 million people with disabilities are at risk in Ukraine. The committee cited ongoing reports that many are trapped or abandoned in their homes, and care centers and orphanages are left without basic supplies or [...]

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University of Kansas (KU) chemical engineering professor Feng “Franklin” Tao was convicted by a US federal jury Thursday for concealing ties to China while he was doing research funded by the US government at KU. Tao was found guilty on three counts of wire fraud and one count of false statements after he concealed that [...]

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Gay rights advocates Thursday sued Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to block a new law that will forbid classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade. DeSantis signed the bill, commonly referred to as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by opponents, on Monday. The bill, approved by the Senate earlier in March, restricts [...]

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Wednesday said that the surging violence in Colombia caused the internal displacement of people, forced restriction of movement, and injury or death of people by explosives to reach the highest level of the past five years. The country’s internal armed conflict has lasted almost 60 years and [...]

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The UN Security Council on Thursday adopted Resolution 2626, which establishes a formal and continued presence in Afghanistan. The resolution extends the mandate of the Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for one year. This resolution secures a formal and continued presence of UNAMA and other UN agencies in Afghanistan. It requires close consultation with relevant [...]

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The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday that Yaroslav Vasinskyi, a Ukrainian man charged with severe ransomware attacks against the US, made a court appearance on Wednesday after he was extradited back to the US on March 3. Vasinskyi was taken into custody in Poland, where he was held by authorities pending proceedings in [...]

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