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Attorney General Merrick Garland slams Texas’ abortion ban as ‘legislative scheme’ that’s ‘clearly unconstitutional’

The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against the state of Texas over its new six-week abortion ban, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Thursday. The Texas law went into effect on Sept. 1 after the U.S. Supreme Court denied an emergency request to block it. Garland called the ban “clearly unconstitutional under longstanding Supreme …

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Brazil: Pro-Bolsonaro truckers strike, paralyzing roads | News | DW

Truckers in Brazil continued to block federal highways in at least 14 of 27 federal states a day after President Jair Bolsonaro called on them to stop in a reluctant audio message that circulated in their chats as police worked to clear the roads overnight. The Brazilian Infrastructure Ministry announced on social media that Bolsonaro …

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What Biden stands to gain from another pandemic speech

President Biden is slated to once again address the American public regarding the ongoing COVID-19 crisis on Thursday. And while some may cynically view his continued remarks as compulsory or, at this point, overkill, Bloomberg‘s Jonathan Bernstein argues that another pandemic speech is exactly what the president needs right now. For one thing, Biden’s remarks will …

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Taliban fighters beat female protesters and open fire to disperse them as the Islamists ban rallies

Taliban fighters have beaten female protesters and opened fire to disperse demonstrators in Kabul hours after the Islamists banned rallies. The militants announced a moratorium on demonstrations ‘for the time being’ last night after the group was humiliated by viral images of women standing up to them.  Footage posted online purported to show Taliban fighters …

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Angela Merkel and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in conversation | Culture | Arts, music and lifestyle reporting from Germany | DW

Renowned Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Chancellor Angela Merkel were the guest speakers at a panel held at the Düsseldorf’s Schauspielhaus theater on Wednesday, alongside journalists and entrepreneurs Miriam Meckel and Lea Steinacker. Their discussion focused on their own commonalities and differences, particularly as women: Adichie, as a leading feminist author and thinker, and …

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