US Attorney General William Barr released a redacted version of the Mueller Report to Congress and the public Thursday. The Attorney General’s Press Conference The Attorney General announced late Wednesday that he would hold a press conference to explain the report before releasing it around 11:00 AM EST. Thursday morning, Congressional Democratic leaders Speaker Nancy [...]

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In a statement issued by the US State Department Wednesday, the US formally announced sanctions against the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) and one of the Bank’s directors, Iliana Josefa Ruzza Teran. According to the statement, the sanctions were issued “to halt the former Maduro regime’s theft of Venezuela’s assets and destruction of the economy.” [...]

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Former president of Peru Alan Garcia died Wednesday during an arrest by Peruvian Police in connection with the Odebrecht corruption scandal. Garcia was president of Peru twice from 1985-1990 and 2006-2011. He was the leader of the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance, a center-left political party in Peru, and is the party’s only member to take [...]

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The US House Judiciary Committee voted 24-17 along party lines Wednesday to issue subpoenas related to the Mueller Report and President Donald Trump’s inner circle. The amendment authorizes Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) to subpoena both documents and testimony. The amendment first authorizes subpoenas for documents and testimony related to: 1. Final report authored by [...]

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President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of Algeria resigned Tuesday amid mass protests and calls by senior military leadership for his resignation. Bouteflika, a former foreign minister and veteran of Algeria’s war of independence from France, had been in power since 1999. He was originally planning to seek a fifth term in office, but resigned after continued pressure. [...]

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The US Supreme Court stayed the execution of Patrick Murphy, a Texas inmate who was denied a Buddhist spiritual adviser at his execution, late Thursday evening. Previously, under Texas law only spiritual advisers for Christianity or Islam were allowed in the execution chamber. All others would be required to remain in the viewing area. Murphy [...]

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Representatives Darren Soto (D-FL) and Jenniffer González-Colón (R-PR-Nonvoting) the Puerto Rico Admission Act of 2019 Thursday to admit Puerto Rico as the fifty-first state to join the union. The Resolution proposes to admit Puerto Rico 90 days after the bill becomes law without requiring a referendum from Puerto Rico’s citizens. The resolution finds the previous [...]

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Harvard University was sued Wednesday for allegedly profiting on the earliest known photographs of African-American slaves. In the complaint, plaintiff Tamara Lanier alleges that the slaves depicted in the daguerreotypes (early photographs) known only as “Renty” and “Delia” are her ancestors. Lanier outlines a rich oral history preserved in her family leading back to “Renty.” [...]

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The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in four criminal cases originating from Kansas, Louisiana and Virginia on Monday. In Mathena v. Malvo, the so-called “DC sniper” case, Lee Boyd Malvo, then 17, was convicted of two counts of capital murder by a Virginia jury for his part in the killing of 10 individuals and injury [...]

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