U.S. President Joe Biden Nominates Shalanda Young, Nani Coloretti to Lead White House Budget Office

United States President Joe Biden has nominated Shalanda Young and Nani Coloretti, two “history-making” women of color, to lead the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). In a video announcement on Nov. 24, Biden said that he has …

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Sweden’s First Female Prime Minister Resigns Hours After Appointment

Sweden’s first female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson, resigned hours after her appointment on Nov. 24. According to Sweden’s official Twitter account, Andersson’s resignation came after a budget defeat in parliament, which voted in favor of the opposition’s budget. Andersson’s coalition …

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At Least 31 Migrants Die After Boat Capsizes in English Channel

At least 31 people drowned on Nov. 24 after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the French port of Calais as they tried to cross the English Channel to the United Kingdom. According to French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, five …

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Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton Wins Defamation Case Over ‘Rape Apologist’ Tweet

An Australian Federal Court on Wednesday ruled in favor of Defense Minister and Queensland MP Peter Dutton and awarded him AU$35,000 ($25,000) in a defamation lawsuit against refugee advocate Shane Bazzi, who tweeted in February the MP was a “rape …

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Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Activist Tony Chung Jailed Under Security Law

A court sentenced Hong Kong student activist Tony Chung to three years and seven months in prison on Nov. 23 under the controversial national security law. Chung, 20, became the youngest person to be convicted under the security law since …

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Charlottesville Jury Finds ‘Unite the Right’ Defendants Liable for Over $25 Million in Damages

A federal jury has awarded over $25 million in damages to plaintiffs in a civil case involving white supremacists who organized the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. After deliberating for over three days following nearly four weeks …

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U.S. House Jan. 6 Select Committee Subpoenas Proud Boys, Oath Keepers

The United States House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot has issued five subpoenas on Nov. 23 to far-right groups, including Proud Boys and Oath Keepers. The Committee issued a subpoena for members of Proud Boys who repeatedly …

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U.S. President Joe Biden Nominates Jerome Powell for Second Term as Federal Reserve Chair

United States President Joe Biden has nominated Jerome Powell for a second four-year term as chair of the Federal Reserve on Nov. 22. Speaking at the White House, Biden cited Powell’s “steady and decisive leadership” that “helped to stabilize markets …

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U.S. House Jan. 6 Select Committee Subpoenas Five More Trump Allies, Including Roger Stone and Alex Jones

The United States House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot has issued subpoenas on Nov. 22 to five more Trump allies, including longtime Republican political operative Roger Stone and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. Stone and Jones reportedly gave …

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