The unemployment rate stayed at 3.7%, just above a half-century low.
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We look at the case of Hind Rajab, the 6-year-old Palestinian girl in Gaza whose case reverberated around the world when audio of her pleading for emergency workers to save her was published online. Her body was found two weeks later alongside those of her aunt, uncle and three cousins. The bodies of two Palestine Red Crescent paramedics, also missing since they had been dispatched to rescue her, were located in their ambulance just yards away. All had been killed by Israeli fire.
Australian Parliament Calls for U.S. to Drop Case Against WikiLeaks’ Assange Ahead of U.K. Court Hearing
Imprisoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is set to find out next week whether he has exhausted opportunities to avoid extradition to the United States, where he faces life in prison for publishing classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. A two-day hearing before the British High Court of Justice is scheduled to take place in London on Tuesday and Wednesday. He has been held in London’s infamous Belmarsh Prison since 2019 awaiting his possible extradition.
The shooting in Kansas City on Wednesday came on the sixth anniversary of the Parkland, Florida, school massacre that left 17 dead and injured 17 others at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. To mark the anniversary, gun control advocates have launched a project called “The Shotline,” which calls lawmakers with AI-generated audio messages that feature the voices of gun violence victims, pushing them to pass stricter gun control laws and prevent future tragedies.
“Uniquely American Hell”: Kansas City Shooting Highlights Missouri’s Pro-Gun Laws in “Pro-Life” State
In the first 46 days of 2024, there have been 49 mass shootings in the United States — over one per day. In total, almost 5,000 people have died from gun violence this year, including Elizabeth “Lisa” Lopez-Galvan, a radio host and mother of two who was shot and killed Wednesday at a rally held after the Super Bowl victory parade in Kansas City, Missouri. Twenty-two others were wounded, many of them children, when the shooting broke out near the end of the rally.
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A New York judge has set March 25 as the start date in Donald Trump’s hush-money case, making it the first criminal trial against a former American president in U.S. history.
A dark, satiric sensibility is a basic qualification for anyone in the Russian opposition. Those leaders I knew in Moscow, before I left Russia in 2022, liked to crack jokes during interviews with journalists and to judges at court hearings.
Boris Nemtsov, though he had been arrested many times and knew he should worry for his life, would laugh at President Vladimir Putin’s Russia as the “gangster state of absurdity.
Nearly 20 years ago, during one of many family trips back to Ethiopia, I spent months wandering through the sprawling capital city. All summer, it seemed, the drivers and cyclists of Addis Ababa were blasting the Ethiopian pop star Teddy Afro’s “Promise,” an infectious, reggae-inflected ode more often referred to by the name of the musician it lionizes: “Bob Marley.
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This wasn’t supposed to be Patrick Mahomes’s year—that’s the scary part.
There were plenty of times this season when the Kansas City Chiefs and their star quarterback looked vulnerable, including a stretch when they lost four out of six games.
Governors used their agenda-setting speeches to lob cross-border partisan attacks.
POLITICO invited experts, advocates and legislators to its “How Fast Can We Solve Alzheimer’s” POLITICO live event Wednesday evening, including Sen. Tim Kaine and Rep. Brett Guthrie.
Sen. Tim Kaine and Rep. Brett Guthrie spoke at POLITICO’s “How Fast Can We Solve Alzheimer’s” event.
The drugmaker will discontinue development and marketing for Aduhelm, a landmark Alzheimer’s disease treatment.
“You can’t blame the president when policies go wrong, and then say he’s not responsible if things are going right.
The unemployment rate stayed at 3.7%, just above a half-century low.
Donald Trump’s legal debts might now exceed a half-billion dollars.
Just as quickly as news broke Friday that Donald Trump has been privately expressing support for a 16-week national abortion ban, the Trump campaign scrambled to shoot it down.
According to The New York Times, Trump is liking the idea of a 16-week ban with exceptions in the cases of rape or incest, or to save the life of the mother. Naturally, Trump had devoted a lot of deep thinking to the matter.
“Know what I like about 16?” Trump told a confidant, according to the Times.
Normally, the Steve Bannon Experience feels a bit like shooting psychedelic toad venom into your eyeballs while Randy Quaid’s vestigial twin reads random 8chan posts, but occasionally he says something that sounds vaguely true-ish.
It may be an accident. After all, a roomful of chimpanzees banging on typewriters could recreate all of Shakespeare’s works over trillions of years—or one teleprompter-ready Trump speech in about 15 minutes.
Sex Workers With HIV Can Be Branded ‘Violent Sex Offenders’ In 1 State. DOJ Is Suing To Change That.
Prostitution is typically classified as a misdemeanor in Tennessee. But that’s not the case for sex workers living with HIV.
John Floyd III testified about the many threats of violence directed toward his daughter, the Fulton County district attorney.
No one should be fooled when President Vladimir Putin unexpectedly declared that it would be better for Russia if President Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in the 2024 election. In an interview with Russian state TV (an English-language transcript of the interview was published on the Kremlin’s presidential website) on Wednesday, Putin was asked by journalist Pavel Zarubin, “Who would be better for us? Biden or Trump?”
Putin replied: “Biden.
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The president of the United States is now on TikTok. Joe Biden’s campaign launched an account during the Super Bowl on Sunday, kicking things off with a post about the game captioned “lol hey guys.
A New York judge fined Donald Trump $355 million today, finding “overwhelming evidence” that he and his lieutenants at the Trump Organization made false statements “with the intent to defraud.”
Justice Arthur Engoron’s ruling in the civil fraud case is not fatal for Trump’s business empire, but it might be a near-death experience. The fine fell just short of the $370 million that New York Attorney General Letitia James sought.
Mary Trump, the former president’s niece, called the penalty in the New York business fraud case “the end of my grandfather’s legacy.
The president’s visit comes after months of public backlash and amid growing fears of long-term health risks.
Yesterday afternoon, OpenAI teased Sora, a video-generation model that promises to convert written text prompts into highly realistic videos. Footage released by the company depicts such examples as “a Shiba Inu dog wearing a beret and black turtleneck” and “in an ornate, historical hall, a massive tidal wave peaks and begins to crash.