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A New York Times report ignited controversy about Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s display of an upside-down American flag at his home.

Justice Alito’s controversial flags, mixed reaction from lawmakers

A recent New York Times report has ignited controversy surrounding Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s display of an upside-down American flag at his home. The flag, a traditional sign of political dissent, appeared on Alito’s front lawn in January 2021, just days before President Joe Biden’s inauguration, according the Times. The flag incident The upside-down…

Biden's student loan forgiveness plan is politically divisive, with some biased outlets portraying the issue differently in their headlines.

A ‘handout’ or ‘relief’? News coverage of Biden’s $7.7B student loan forgiveness

President Joe Biden announced Wednesday, May 22, that more than 160,000 borrowers will not have to repay $7.7 billion in student loans. The move is part of the ongoing debate surrounding student loan forgiveness, a topic that remains politically divisive. This latest round of student loan forgiveness comes after the Supreme Court rejected the Biden…

The Louisiana Supreme Court's decision to overturn a "look back window" for child sex victims favors sexual predators.

Louisiana court ruling hurts child sex abuse survivors

In a controversial March 2024 ruling, the law that had previously allowed adult victims of childhood sexual abuse to file civil lawsuits has been overturned as unconstitutional. The three-year “look back window,” which began in June 2021, allowed individuals to file abuse lawsuits regardless of when the incidents occurred. Louisiana’s high court is now reconsidering…

Ireland, Norway and Spain make a historic announcement: They will be recognizing a Palestinian state amid Israel's war with Hamas. The Morning Rundown™

Ireland, Norway, Spain recognizing a Palestinian state; Israel responds

Three European nations make a historic announcement: They will be recognizing a Palestinian state. And, a passenger describes what it was like on the Singapore Airlines flight hit by turbulence that resulted in one death and multiple injuries. These stories and more highlight The Morning Rundown for Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Ireland, Norway, Spain recognize…

Funeral services for Iran's president following the deadly helicopter crash are underway. The prosecution rests its case in Trump's trial. The Morning Rundown™

Iran begins funeral services for president killed in helicopter crash

Funeral services for Iran’s president following the deadly helicopter crash are underway. The prosecution rests its case in Trump’s trial as the defense begins to call its witnesses. These stories and more highlight The Morning Rundown for Tuesday, May 21, 2024. Iran begins funeral services for president killed in helicopter crash Thousands of supporters have…

A conservative legal group and gun rights activists have teamed up to challenge a newly-enacted seven-day waiting period to buy a gun in New Mexico.

NRA and conservative legal group sue New Mexico governor over 7-day waiting period to buy guns

A conservative legal group and gun rights activists have teamed up to challenge a newly-enacted seven-day waiting period to buy a gun in New Mexico.

Politicians and Supreme Court justices need to have term limits to avert the pressures of corporations and special interests.

Politicians and Supreme Court justices must have term limits

When the founders of the early American republic designed the Constitution, they envisioned a powerful judiciary separated from the influences of the legislative and executive branches. To try to reach that goal, the United States offers lifetime appointments to its federal Supreme Court justices. In recent decades, however, Americans have raised a variety of arguments…

Russian President Vladimir Putin travels to China as he looks to strengthen ties between the two countries. The Morning Rundown™

Putin meets with Xi in China as leaders look to strengthen ties

Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to China as he looks to strengthen ties between the two countries, and Slovakia’s prime minister is seriously wounded during an assassination attempt. These stories and more highlight The Morning Rundown for Thursday, May 16, 2024. Putin meets with Xi in China as two countries look to strengthen ties Russian…

President Biden wants to regulate untraceable ghost guns, but gun lobbyists want to take his plans to court.

Why the United States must regulate ghost guns

“Ghost guns” – untraceable guns normally assembled with a build-it-yourself kit – have been increasingly blamed for homicides and violent gun crimes over the past few years. In 2022, the Biden administration imposed new regulations on ghost guns. The rules required ghost gun manufacturers to register, number and track each sale of a gun kit…

The Supreme Court of India ordered the release of NewsClick founder Prabir Purkayastha in a UAPA case, deeming his arrest and remand as illegal.

Supreme Court orders release of NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha, declares his arrest illegal

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the release of Prabir Purkayastha, the editor-in-chief of news website NewsClick, and declared that his arrest was illegal, Bar and Bench reported. A bench of Justices BR Gavai and Sandeep Mehta on Wednesday noted that a copy of the remand application was not given to the NewsClick editor-in-chief or his lawyer, and so, the court order remanding him to custody was not valid.

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