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Supreme Court strikes New York gun law in major ruling

June 24, 2022 8:28 am

The justices' 6-3 decision is expected to ultimately allow more people to legally carry guns on the streets of the nation's largest cities - including New York, Los Angeles and Boston - and elsewhere.

Burial sites found at 53 Native American boarding schools, US government says

May 12, 2022 11:56 am

Until Wednesday, the US government had yet to provide any true accounting of the legacy of the schools, which used education to change culture so tribal land could be taken. Families were forced to send their children to the schools.

Allegation of CIA 'murder' plot is game-changer in Assange extradition hearing, fiancee says

October 25, 2021 9:57 pm

U.S. authorities will this week begin their appeal against a British judge's refusal to extradite Assange - who is wanted on 18 criminal charges including breaking a spying law - because his mental health problems meant he would be at risk of suicide.

Russia Challenges Biden Again With Broad Cybersurveillance Operation

October 25, 2021 4:15 pm

Government officials confirmed that the operation, apparently aimed at acquiring data stored in the cloud, seemed to come out of the SVR, the Russian intelligence agency that was the first to enter the Democratic National Committee’s networks during the 2016 election.

Intelligence warned of Afghan military collapse, despite Biden’s assurances

August 18, 2021 9:13 am

By July, many intelligence reports grew more pessimistic, questioning whether any Afghan security forces would muster serious resistance and whether the government could hold on in Kabul, the capital.

Cuba's president says government has some blame for protests

July 15, 2021 10:21 am

Until now, the Cuban government had only blamed social media and the U.S. government for the weekend protests, which were the biggest seen in Cuba since a quarter century ago.

Dueling claims to power, broken institutions, how does Haiti fix this?

July 13, 2021 11:36 am

Claude Joseph, the interim prime minister, and eight of the 10 remaining members of Parliament in the entire country of 11 million people have both said they have a legitimate right to assume power and fill Haiti’s vacuum of authority.

Judge dismisses government antitrust lawsuits against Facebook

June 29, 2021 7:54 am

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg ruled Monday that the lawsuits were “legally insufficient” and didn’t provide enough evidence to prove that Facebook was a monopoly.

Facing deportation, Indian youngsters across America reach out to White House and lawmakers

June 25, 2021 1:59 pm

There are 200,000 such young Americans, who have spent their entire childhood and teenage in the US, who are facing the prospects of imminent deportation to the country of their origin as they have either attained the age of 21 or about to reach that age, after which they can no longer be dependent on their parent's visas.

Kamala Harris casts her tie-breaking vote to confirm Kiran Ahuja as Office of Personnel Management head

June 23, 2021 12:24 pm

An American lawyer and activist, Ahuja, 49, is the first Indian-American to serve in this top position in the US government.