Brazilian Senate Calls for President Jair Bolsonaro to be Charged with Crimes Against Humanity Over COVID-19 Response

Brazilian senators have recommended President Jair Bolsonaro to be charged of a series of crimes, including crimes against humanity, over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed over 600,000 Brazilians. A Senate panel officially presented their 1,180-page inquiry …

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U.S. Congress Passes Bill to Prevent Government Shutdown

The United States Congress passed a stopgap funding bill hours before the midnight deadline on Sept. 30 to prevent a government shutdown. The House voted 254 to 175 to approve H.R. 5305 that will extend government funding through Dec. 3. …

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Top U.S. General Mark Milley Calls Afghanistan Withdrawal a ‘Logistical Success But Strategic Failure’

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Mark Milley told the United States Senate that the withdrawal of troops and the evacuation of citizens from Afghanistan was a “logistical success but a strategic failure.” Milley appeared alongside Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin …

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Bipartisan Police Reform Negotiations Collapse in U.S. Congress

Bipartisan negotiations in the United States Congress over a police reform bill sparked by the murder of George Floyd have collapsed without plans to move ahead. Democratic Senator Cory Booker and Congresswoman Karen Bass announced on Sept. 22 that the …

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Elite Gymnasts Blame FBI, USA Gymnastics, and U.S. Olympic Committee for Allowing Larry Nassar Sexual Abuse

Elite United States gymnasts blamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), USA Gymnastics (USAG), and U.S. Olympic Committee at a Senate panel for allowing doctor Larry Nassar to sexually abuse them and dozens of women. Gymnasts Simone Biles, Maggie Nichols, …

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U.S. Elite Gymnasts to Testify Before Senate on FBI’s Investigation into Larry Nassar Sexual Abuse Scandal

Elite United States gymnasts will testify before the Senate at a hearing on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) handling of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case. Gymnasts Simone Biles, McKayla Maroney, Maggie Nichols, and Aly Raisman — who are …

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Three U.S. Senators Test Positive in ‘Breakthrough’ COVID-19 Cases

Three vaccinated U.S. senators announced separately on Thursday that they had tested positive for Covid-19 and experiencing a “breakthrough” case as the highly infectious delta variant spreads rapidly across the country. Sens. Angus King (I., Maine), Roger Wicker (R., Miss.), …

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U.S. Congress Passes $2.1 Billion Capitol Security Funding Bill

The United States Congress on July 29 passed a $2.1 billion legislation that would secure funding for the U.S. Capitol, the National Guard, and other agencies, following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. The Senate unanimously approved the emergency supplemental funding …

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U.S. Congresswoman Among Nine Arrested During Voting Rights Protest at Capitol

United States Capitol Police (USCP) officers arrested Democrat Congresswoman Joyce Beatty and eight other people during a voting rights protest on July 15. USCP said in a statement that they arrived at the scene of the protest at approximately 3:30 …

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