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West Africa regional court orders Sierra Leone to revoke ban on pregnant girls attending school
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Community Court of Justice ordered Sierra Leone on Thursday to immediately revoke a 2015 ban that prevented pregnant girls from attending mainstream schools. While banned from attending mains (More)
House Judiciary Committee votes to send articles of impeachment to House
The US House Judiciary Committee approved two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Friday. This comes only days after the House of Representatives released the two articles, which state that the president abused his power and (More)
Kentucky governor grants voting and civil rights to nonviolent felons
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear (D) signed an executive order Thursday restoring the right to vote and the right to run for public office to hundreds of thousands of felons convicted of nonviolent crimes. This order was one of the first signed by (More)
US Senate unanimously passes resolution formally recognizing Armenian Genocide
The US Senate unanimously passed a resolution on Thursday formally recognizing the Armenian Genocide carried out by Ottoman forces between 1915 and 1923. The Senate resolution follows the passing of an identical resolution in the US House of Repr (More)
China named one of world's worst jailers of journalists
China was named Wednesday as one of the worst jailers of journalists in 2019, with 48 journalists arrested this year. The report was compiled by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), which released a press statement detailing the basis for (More)
Former top Mexican official indicted on drug trafficking
Former Mexican Secretary of Public Security Genaro Garcia Luna was arrested in the US Tuesday for accepting multimillion-dollar bribes to permit "El Chapo's" Sinaloa Cartel to operate. Garcia Luna was essentially head of Mexican law enforcement f (More)
National Defense Authorization Act passes House
The US House passed a $736 billion National Defense Authorization Act for 2020 bill on Wednesday. It will be voted on by the Senate next week and is expected to be signed into law by President Donald Trump. The bill was passed by a 377-48 vote and (More)
Trump signs executive order to combat anti-Semitism on campuses
US President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday explicitly providing civil rights protections to Jewish students on college campuses. The move comes as incidents of anti-Semitism are on the rise. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1 (More)
Supreme Court hears arguments in international child abduction, capital cases
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in cases concerning international child abduction and capital punishment Wednesday. Monasky v. Taglieri is a case between Michelle Monasky, an American citizen, and Domenico Taglieri, a citizen of Italy. T (More)
University of Phoenix and the FTC reach $191 million settlement
On Tuesday, the University of Phoenix and the Federal Trade Commission finalized a settlement that requires the university to pay nearly $191 million after alleged practices of misleading advertising. The deal could potentially affect students who at (More)