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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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US Attorney General William Barr sent a letter Friday to Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Lindsey Graham (R – SC) and House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler (D – NY) with an update on the Mueller report. The letter acts to clarify the Attorney General’s summary letter released earlier this week. The new letter highlights that [...]

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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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A new UN report was released Monday detailing violent ethnic attacks in December 2018 leading to hundreds of deaths and displacements in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A UN special investigative mission was sent to the Yumbi territory after receiving reports of violence occurring in December of last year. The investigation confirmed at least [...]

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US Coast Guard Lieutenant Christopher Paul Hasson pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges of drug and firearms possession related to his alleged terrorist plot. Hasson was indicted on February 27 by a grand jury after federal agents raided his house and found guns, ammunition, drugs and literature suggesting a potential terrorist plot. Federal Agents [...]

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The US Supreme Court denied certiorari Monday in Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders v. Freedom from Religion Foundation, a case asking whether the state of New Jersey can use historic preservation funds to repair churches and religious institutions. Morris County, New Jersey, gave around $4.6 million to various churches and religious institutions from the [...]

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