Mississippi’s 15-Week Abortion Law Ruled Unconstitutional by Federal Judge

On Tuesday, a federal judge blocked Mississippi’s abortion law—one of the most restrictive in the country. Judge Carlton Reeves decided that the law, which bans abortions after merely 15 weeks, “unequivocally” infringes on women’s constitutional rights and that its “professed interest in ‘women’s health’ is pure gaslighting.” The Mississippi law and the responding lawsuit setRead More

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Scotland Becomes the First Country to Mandate LGBTQ-Inclusive School Curriculum

Scotland is about to become the first country to mandate LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum. After approving a total of 33 recommendations by the LGBTI Inclusive Education Working Group, Deputy First Minister John Swinney on Thursday announced that all elementary and secondary public schools would start teaching students about LGBTQ issues and history. According to a statement byRead More

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Trump Insists on Visiting Pittsburgh as Victim’s Family Refuses to See Him

President Trump visited Pittsburgh on Tuesday to pay respect to those affected by the deadly shooting last week. His presence, however, escalated tensions in the grief-stricken city amidst widespread accusations that his divisive rhetoric was part of what caused the tragedy in the first place. Pittsburgh’s Democratic mayor Bill Peduto had previously advised the presidentRead More

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Suspect of the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Goes on Trial

Robert Bowers, the suspect gunman of the devastating Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, was on trial today for the murder of 11 congregants. Handcuffed and surrounded by marshals, Bowers entered the federal court in downtown Pittsburgh in a wheelchair. Magistrate Judge Robert read a list of 29 criminal charges against him including the obstruction of the freeRead More

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Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Anti-Rape Activists

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has gone to anti-rape activists Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege. As Brett Kavanaugh’s bitter nomination fight monopolizes all conversations of sexual violence, the work of Murad— a Yazidi rape survivor—and Mukweg— a Congolese gynecologist—urges everyone to look beyond partisan squabbling in the U.S. and recognizes the sheer brutality faced byRead More

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Philippine President Duterte States He Will Resign If Someone Proves God Exists

Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, has recently been criticized after a controversial televised speech wherein he called God “stupid.” The president has now stated that he will resign if someone proves to him that God exists. This is not the first time that Duterte has spoken negatively of the Catholic faith, as he hasRead More

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Dutch Parliament Passes Partial Burqa Ban

A far-right Dutch politician and anti-Islamic activist Geert Wilders, whose Freedom Party lost the 2017 general elections by a sizable margin, has recently emerged victorious out of a bitterly fought legislative battle over burqas. On June 26, the Dutch Senate voted in favor of a partial ban on face veils. Wilders was quick to showerRead More

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Polish Parliament Votes To Revise A Controversial Holocaust Speech Law

On June 27, Poland’s parliament voted to amend a controversial Holocaust speech bill signed into law by President Andrzej Duda in February. The law, initiated by the ruling Law and Justice Party, would make implicating Poland in the World War II atrocities a criminal offense punishable by jail time. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki surprised theRead More

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Trump’s Zero-Tolerance Immigration Policy Draws Bipartisan Backlash

This past Father’s Day, Democratic and Republican politicians alike spoke out against what many are calling “Anti-Family” and “Anti-American” immigration policies. Bipartisan efforts to end the separation of families at the border have grown. With many new conservative voices speaking out, tensions rise between the administration’s orders and our country’s values. The intended displacement ofRead More

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California Prohibits State-funded Travel To Oklahoma In Protest of Anti-LGBTQ Legislation

The state of California continues to take a stand against discrimination of the LGBTQ community in the United States. In response to the new indecent adoption policies that are now being implemented in Oklahoma, Cali has added them to the list of states subject to Travel Prohibition, which falls under the California state law ABRead More

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