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(Zolnierek/Getty Images) A coalition of New York public-defender groups filed an amicus brief Thursday urging the Supreme Court to invalidate the state’s concealed-carry ban. Among the attorney offices and legal-aid groups who signed the plea were the Black Attorneys of Legal Aid, the Bronx Defenders, and Brooklyn Defender Services. Within the table of contents in the
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Communist China has refused to join with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) second phase investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, which is believed to concentrate on the likelihood that the epidemic began in a Chinese laboratory. “In some aspects, the WHO’s plan for next phase of investigation of the coronavirus origin doesn’t respect
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The US has imposed new sanctions against a Cuban security minister and an interior ministry special forces unit over alleged human rights abuses during protests on the island. President Biden said it was “just the beginning” in a statement that also condemned “mass detentions and sham trials”. “The United States will continue to sanction individuals
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Senate Democrats introduced legislation Thursday removing liability protections from online platforms that promote content deemed health misinformation. The bill, proposed by Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Ben Ray Lujan on Thursday, seeks to carve out an exception from Section 230 liability shields enjoyed by online platforms, such as Facebook or YouTube, if those platforms boost content
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The statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Va., June 20, 2020. (Jay Paul/Reuters) Catesby Leigh, writing on NRO, asks whether “Richmond’s Robert E. Lee statue is next,” i.e., next to be removed from the city’s Monument Avenue. (Statues of Stonewall Jackson, J. E. B. Stuart, and Jefferson Davis are already gone.) Leigh’s
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Coronavirus cases are spiking in nearly every state, fueled by the spread of the highly contagious delta variant. The overwhelming majority of cases are appearing in Americans who are not vaccinated against the virus, with many of the highest increases coming in states where vaccination rates are the lowest. Cases nationwide are up 55% in
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On May 13 — after more than a year of masks and social distancing — the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finally amended its guidance to say that fully vaccinated people could return to nearly all aspects of normal life. But for some fully vaccinated people, the news did not alleviate deeply felt
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One of the biggest political headlines this week was the fiery clash between Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Dr. Anthony Fauci during a Senate Health Committee hearing Tuesday. Now Fauci is claiming that the lawmaker’s “inflammatory” comments slandered him. What happened? The two men accused each other of “lying” during a testy back-and-forth about the
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks at the National Rifle Association convention in Dallas, Texas, May 4, 2018. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters) Texas governor Greg Abbott and Lieutenant governor Dan Patrick deserve praise from conservatives on a number of issues. Unfortunately, their stand on the battle over critical race theory (CRT) and leftist indoctrination in Texas schools isn’t
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With the DOJ’s first sentencing, the legal realities are disappointing the left’s lust for blood. The January 6 Capitol clash may be the gift that keeps on giving to cynics everywhere. In the coming months, Americans will likely see jaw-dropping bureaucratic debacles, stunning abuses by federal prosecutors, and appalling bloodlust by angry Biden supporters. Perhaps
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