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US and Taliban reach an agreement to end the war in Afghanistan after 19 years

US and Taliban reach an agreement to end the war in Afghanistan after 19 years

2.03.2020 | Rebecca Salamacha | 651

The US announced on Saturday that it has agreed to terms with the Taliban to end the 19-year war in Afghanistan.

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New Mexico governor signs red flag gun law

New Mexico governor signs red flag gun law

27.02.2020 | Chris Stephens | 697

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed an anti-gun violence measure into law Tuesday. Known as a “red flag law,” the legislation seeks to reduce suicides and mass shootings by taking the weapons of individuals who are suspected of being a danger to themselves or a danger to others.

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Germany Constitutional Court overturns ban on professionally-assisted suicide

Germany Constitutional Court overturns ban on professionally-assisted suicide

27.02.2020 | Cassandra Maas | 672

Section 217 of the German Criminal Code previously provided punishments of up to three years of imprisonment or a fine to anyone who, with the intention to help another individual commit suicide, provided the opportunity through either personally providing or procuring the professional services.

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New York removes mental health questions from bar application

New York removes mental health questions from bar application

27.02.2020 | Alina Rizvi | 693

The New York state bar application will no longer ask questions inquiring into mental health, Chief Judge Janet DiFore announced Wednesday.

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Supreme Court holds aggravating and mitigating circumstances decision for state courts of appeals

Supreme Court holds aggravating and mitigating circumstances decision for state courts of appeals

26.02.2020 | Maddison Sullivan | 679

The Supreme Court held Tuesday that state appellate courts may conduct a Clemons reweighing of aggravating and mitigating circumstances, and may do so in collateral proceedings as appropriate and provided under state law.

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Former Egypt president Hosni Mubarak dies at 91

Former Egypt president Hosni Mubarak dies at 91

26.02.2020 | Brianna Brown | 740

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, whose 30-year rule ended when he was ousted from office during the conflict that came to be known as the Arab Spring in 2011, died Tuesday in Cairo at the age of 91.

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Supreme Court to hear same-sex adoption funding case

Supreme Court to hear same-sex adoption funding case

25.02.2020 | Erin McCarthy Holliday | 659

The US Supreme Court granted certiorari Monday in Philadelphia v. Fulton, in which a Catholic foster care agency is arguing it is allowed to refuse to work with same-sex couples on religious grounds while receiving government funding.

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Thailand Constitutional Court Dissolves Opposition Party

Thailand Constitutional Court Dissolves Opposition Party

25.02.2020 | Jesse Lamp | 708

Thailand’s Constitutional Court dissolved the Future Forward Party on Friday and banned 16 of its leaders from politics for 10 years. The party was charged with violations of election laws by taking a 191 million baht loan from the party’s billionaire leader, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit.

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Widow of NBA great Kobe Bryant sues helicopter operator for fatal crash

Widow of NBA great Kobe Bryant sues helicopter operator for fatal crash

25.02.2020 | Steve Gorman | 700

The widow of Los Angeles basketball great Kobe Bryant filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Monday against the operator of the helicopter that crashed in foggy weather last month, killing her husband, their 13-year-old daughter and all seven others aboard.

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Samsung Electronics names non-executive director as board chairman in company first

Samsung Electronics names non-executive director as board chairman in company first

24.02.2020 | Hyunjoo Jin | 751

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday it has named a non-executive director as board chairman for the first time, to increase transparency and independence.

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