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Nicholas Haysom, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for South Sudan and Head of the UN Mission to South Sudan (UMISS), Wednesday condemned the recent extrajudicial killings of four officers from the rebel South Sudan People’s Movement/Army (SSPM/A) in Mayom County, Unity State, South Sudan. The killings were shared on social media Haysom stated “Anyone who [...]

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Wednesday lifted an American civil rights lawyer’s prison sentence. Asim Ghafoor was previously convicted of money laundering and sentenced to 3 years in prison. The conviction will be upheld, and Ghafoor will be required to pay 5 million dirham ($1.36 million) according to the statement. The prison sentence’s lifting was [...]

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The Montana Supreme Court Tuesday upheld a preliminary injunction against three state laws regulating abortion, temporarily blocking an attempt to enforce abortion prohibitions while the laws are challenged in the courts. Abortion provider Planned Parenthood applied for a preliminary injunction against the immediate enforcement 0f three laws passed by the Montana state legislature: HB 136 banning [...]

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Former US President Donald Trump invoked the Fifth Amendment Wednesday in a New York State civil investigation into his business and real estate dealings, choosing not to testify in an unusual move for the vocal politician. Trump was scheduled for a deposition on August 10 in the civil case People of the State of New [...]

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Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx announced Tuesday that Cook County judges vacated 7 murder charges because of a former Chicago detective’s misconduct in investigating the cases. The individuals were exonerated after the Foxx chose not to oppose legal challenges to their convictions. An eighth individual’s conviction, which Foxx is no longer defending, is still [...]

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Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov claimed Tuesday that “provocation” led Russia to halt US inspections of Russian nuclear facilities under the 2011 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START). New START, to which the US and Russia are parties, limits the number of nuclear arms each country can have and allows for inspections by [...]

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The Children’s Commissioner for England released the results of an investigation Monday revealing that hundreds of children were strip-searched by London’s Metropolitan Police Service between 2018 and 2020. The investigation, led by Children’s Commissioner for England Dame Rachel de Souza, uncovered that 650 children were searched, 25% of whom were between the ages of 10 [...]

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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Tuesday proposed a rule that would require all poultry, particularly egg-laying chickens, labeled as “organic” to have access to the outdoors. Currently, organic chicken farmers are required to provide outdoor spaces for the animals. However, the USDA reports that farming practices for organic layers varies. Some farmers have [...]

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US representatives Tuesday unveiled new legislation which would subject airlines to penalties for selling tickets or delaying or canceling flights when they know they do not have sufficient staff to safely conduct the flight. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and David Cicilline (D-RI) unveiled the Ensuring Friendly Skies for Passengers Act to empower the Federal Trade Commission [...]

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Iran Tuesday released Iranian-French academic Fariba Adelkhah on furlough for five days, Adelkhah’s supporters announced. The Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal Support Committee stated the furlough provides only “temporary relief from suffering” but may be renewable. Adelkhah will remain under judicial supervision during her temporary release. Adelkhah is a researcher at the Paris Institute of [...]

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