As Neil Gorsuch was defending himself at his Senate confirmation hearing, the Supreme Court issued an 8-0 decision in a case that rejected Gorsuch's low standard for the education students with disabilities must legally receive.
A steep reduction in financial penalties for polluters is the result of a more proactive approach from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the agency's head told members of the state's budget committee on Thursday.
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Haynes Academy junior Diensn Xing scored a perfect 36 on the ACT recently. The accomplishment puts Xing in rare company, as less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. "I was pretty...
UNHCR announces milestone after six years of war and urges Europe not to ‘put humanity on a ballot’ in elections this yearThe number of refugees who have fled Syria for neighbouring countries has topped five million people for the first time since the civil war began six years ago, according to the UN’s refugee agency. Half of Syria’s 22 million population h […]
Before Trump took office, the US drones that killed several members of the Tuaiman family used to come about once a week. Now they come every dayEvery day, as they hear the whine of the drones overhead, the Tuaiman family waits for Donald Trump to finish killing them.The drones used to hover about once a week over al-Rawdah, the Yemeni village where the fami […]
More salesman than statesman, the president’s peddling of weapons is upsetting the balance in already teetering regionsThe Trump administration’s decision to press ahead with a multibillion-dollar arms sale to Bahrain will dismay Shia opposition groups and international human rights campaigners critical of the Sunni-led state’s authoritarian regime. However, […]
Indigenous group, which continued to exist in US after being declared extinct in Canada, still retains rights on ancestral lands in British Columbia, court ruledWhen Annie Joseph died in the 1950s, she had been the last known member of the Sinixt First Nation in Canada for more than a decade – and with her death, the country’s government declared the band ex […]
After months of behind-the-scenes preparations, a senator steamrolled through the changes that could allow Horacio Cartes to be re-elected in 2018After months of behind-the-scenes preparations, Paraguay’s president, Horacio Cartes, has moved to amend the constitution to allow him to be re-elected in 2018, prompting warnings that the country where Alfredo Str […]
Prime minister’s vagueness suggests any EU citizen settling in UK up until day of Brexit may be allowed to stay In her letter to Donald Tusk, Theresa May did not name a specific date on which EU citizens will lose the automatic right to move to the UK, suggesting that the “cut-off” will end up being the day of Brexit itself.The letter to the European council […]
State attorney general says revised ban is ‘neon sign flashing: Muslim ban, Muslim ban’, as judge rules injunction on executive order must stay in placeA federal judge in Hawaii decided on Wednesday to extend his order blocking President Donald Trump’s travel ban.US district judge Derrick Watson issued the longer-lasting hold on the ban just hours after hear […]
Human rights lawyer stresses importance of safeguarding evidence of massacres, gang rapes and slave markets to ensure Islamic State is held to accountEvidence of Islamic State atrocities needs to be collected urgently to ensure it is not lost and that those responsible for “the worst crimes of our generation” eventually face justice, the human rights barrist […]