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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck another blow to the Trump Campaign’s post-election litigation efforts Monday, holding that ballots where voters “signed the declaration on their ballot’s outer envelope but did not handwrite their name, their address, and/or a date,” should be included in the vote totals. The lawsuit was brought by multiple Republicans, including President [...]

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San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin announced Monday that the District Attorney’s Office filed homicide charges against Chris Samayoa, a former rookie San Francisco police officer who was on his fourth day on the job when he fatally shot Keita O’Neil, an unarmed carjacking suspect, in 2017. On December 1, 2017, Samayoa and his training [...]

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Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul (D) filed a lawsuit Monday challenging a Republican-made law limiting his power that was passed during a lame-duck session of the legislature in 2018. This law was passed in the time between Kaul’s election and him taking office. Kaul is challenging portions of Act 369, which limit his ability to [...]

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Vehicle manufacturer General Motors (GM) announced Monday in a letter to environmental groups that it was withdrawing its support from Trump administration litigation aimed to revoke California’s right to set its own auto emissions rules. In September 2019 President Donald Trump announced that his administration was revoking California’s Federal Waiver on vehicle emission standards so [...]

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UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi called Monday for a ceasefire in Afghanistan and for changes to improve conditions and rebuild the country. Millions of Afghans have been forcibly displaced, and that number is increasing. Peace talks could be an opportunity for the displaced to return to [...]

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In October 2020, Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees termed Europe’s methods of “push-back” as “disappointing and shameful”. However, the understanding of the term “push-back” has radically changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic grasping Europe and the world. While examining this debate, it is pivotal to review “Greece” and its legal framework in [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled on Monday that Texas and Louisiana are allowed to exclude Planned Parenthood from Medicaid programs. The decision overturned a lower court ruling that prevented states from banning Medicaid coverage for Planned Parenthood patients. The case to disqualify Planned Parenthood was first brought in 2015 when [...]

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UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women Dubravka Šimonovic said Monday that a “pandemic of femicide and gender-based violence against women is taking the lives of women and girls everywhere.” Her announcement comes two days prior to the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. This day has been recognized since 1981, and [...]

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A California grand jury charged Apple’s head of Global Security, along with the Santa Clara County Undersheriff and others, with bribery on Monday. The indictment is a result of a two-year investigation by the Santa Clary County District Attorney’s Office, which revealed that Undersheriff Rick Sung, aided by Captain James Jensen in one instance, refused [...]

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A military court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) sentenced rebel leader Ntabo Ntaberi to life in prison for war crimes on Monday. Ntaberi led the rebal group Nduma Defense of Congo, operating in the province of North Kivu from 2010 to 2014. He orchestrated raids on villages, which led to the rape [...]

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