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Immigrant Children Housed At Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

UNITED STATES—In a March 15 email obtained by the Associated Press, government officials announced they would be housing up to 3,000 boys between the ages of 15-17 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, starting Wednesday, March 17. According to the memo, authorities plan to use the facility for 90 days as a decompression center due to...

White House Closed As Result Of Threats Of Violence

UNITED STATES—The White House and the U.S. Capitol were closed Thursday, March 4, due to reported threats of violence from a March 4 press release that noted U.S. Capitol Police were alerted of threats to members of Congress via an identified militia group. House Majority Leader, Steny Hoyer of Maryland warned fellow lawmakers on March 3 of the possibility of...

Biden And President Lopez Obrador Make Immigration Plans

UNITED STATES—During a virtual meeting on Monday, March 1, President Joe Biden met with the President Andrés Manuel Lόpez Obrador of Mexico to come to an agreement on a new immigrant labor policy that would bring immigrants from Mexico and Central America legally to work in the U.S. Figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reveal that U.S., unemployment...

Spotify Employees Will Earn San Francisco Salaries Remotely

SAN FRANCISCO—On Friday, February 12 Spotify announced its new Work-From-Anywhere program that will pay New York and San Francisco-level salaries to employees working remotely anywhere in the world. Spotify announced Friday, February 12 that employees will now have the opportunity to choose whether they work from home, at an office, or a combination of the two, in any location, with...

Migrants Caravan To US Border On Biden’s Promise

UNITED STATES—On January 13, close to 200 Honduran immigrants traveled to the city of San Pedro Sula, Guatemala where they are to meet with other members, approximately 7,000 to the US border after President Elect Joe Biden announced that he would be easing border crossing restrictions if he became President. Approximately, 3,000 police officers in the village of Vado Hondo,...

Capitol Building Locked Down Following Security Breach

UNITED STATES—The U.S. Capitol was on lockdown after what appeared to be, supporters of President Donald Trump breached security and entered the building on Wednesday, January 6, shortly after  1 p.m. The U.S. Senate was in session, with Vice President Mike Pence presiding to handle the voting of the electoral votes for the U.S. Presidency. Pence had just begun to...

Peruvian Court Decides Red Underwear Is Evidence Of Consent

PERU—A Peruvian court decided a woman who wore red underwear to a party was not a victim of rape. On October 29, three judges, argued that the victim misrepresented herself, citing women only wear red underwear when intending to have sex. According to the Daily Mail, the case was first reported in January 2019 by a 20-year-old woman whose identity...

U.S. Whistleblower Edward Snowden Seeks Russian Citizenship

RUSSIA—Whistleblower Edward Snowden and his wife are applying for Russian citizenship while keeping their U.S. nationality, Snowden said on Monday, November 2. Snowden, 37, fled the U.S. and was given asylum in Russia after leaking files in 2013 that exposed domestic and international surveillance operations of the U.S. National Security Agency, where he worked as a contractor. Authorities have wanted Snowden...

Azerbaijanis Hold Rally To Raise Awareness

SAN FRANCISCO—On October 24 the Azerbaijani community held a rally, titled “Recognizing the Refugees and Victims of Nagorno Karabakh Conflict,” in the San Francisco Embarcadero plaza with the stated purpose of raising awareness about the victims of the current conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh as well as surrounding regions. Individual community organizers said the...

Protests Erupt In Poland Amid Abortion Law In Poland

POLAND—On Wednesday, October 28, tens of thousands of women took to the streets in Polish cities to protest a high court’s ruling to ban nearly all abortions. It marked the sixth straight day of protests in Poland. Abortion is only legal in Poland if the pregnancy endangers the life or health of the mother or is the result of rape...
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