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Controversial National Security Law Shakes Hong Kong

Controversial National Security Law Shakes Hong Kong

In the hours following the first arrest under a controversial new law, Hong Kongers are protesting in the streets. Citizens of the unique city are railing against what they characterize as attempts by Beijing to curtail their freedoms. Hong Kong, which was a British colony until 1997, has enjoyed unique …

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Supreme Court Declines to Examine Qualified Immunity

Supreme Court Declines to Examine Qualified Immunity

The Supreme Court on Monday has refused to hear cases that relate to the qualified immunity doctrine. The move, coming amid widespread protests over police brutality, was surprising to many. The move to not pick up the cases was unsigned. In a dissenting opinion, Justice Clarence Thomas, one of the …

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Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone: A Neighborhood with No Police

Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone: A Neighborhood with No Police

Daily demonstrations and scattered clashes with police have been common in Seattle. On Memorial Day, Minneapolis police put George Floyd, an unarmed man, in a chokehold. He was suspected of using a counterfeit bill. After Floyd died during the incident, a video circulated widely online showing the officer pressing his …

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Defense Secretary Breaks With Trump over Protest Response

Defense Secretary Breaks With Trump over Protest Response

For the past few days, President Donald Trump has threatened to authorize the US military to quell protests across the country. The protests in question are mostly peaceful, though some have escalated into looting and property damage in the evenings. Trump’s threat to authorize the military to perform law enforcement …

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Trump and Obama Clash Publicly Over White House COVID Response

Trump and Obama Clash Publicly Over White House COVID Response

An unusual election year marked by a pandemic has brought former president Barack Obama back into the spotlight. After appearing in campaign ads and endorsing Joe Biden, Obama has been much more visible. Apparently, Obama thinks the country’s leaders are not “even pretending to be in charge.” President Donald Trump …

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