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Cuba, China, Russia elected to the UN Human Rights Council; US brands it a “ridicule”

Cuba, China and Russia were elected to the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday – a move the US called “ridicule” of the body’s intended purpose and evidence that Washington was right to leave the council in 2018. The three countries, all with histories of authoritarianism and human rights violations, were chosen by the United Nations General Assembly along with …

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New York City Council candidate arrested in connection with attack by journalists: Police officers

City council candidate Heshy Tischler was arrested on Sunday evening in connection with the attack by an Orthodox journalist in Borough Park last week, police said. Carpenter, who is also Orthodox, has been detained at his home in Borough Park and has been charged with illegal detention and rioting, police said. Videos posted on social media show Carpenter being escorted …

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Seattle City Council overrides the mayor’s veto on police cuts

Seattle City Council voted 7-2 on Tuesday evening to lift Mayor Jenny Durkan’s veto on a bill that aims to cut police funding by around $ 3 million. “We cannot look away from it and no longer accept the status quo if we truly believe that blacks’ lives matter,” Council Chair Lorena Gonzalez said, according to MyNorthwest.com. The bill would …

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Louisville Metro Council passed a vote of no confidence in the mayor regarding the handling of the Breonna Taylor case

The resolution, which was passed between 22 and 4, also contains a detailed list of the actions the mayor must take to “restore trust between the residents of the Louisville Metro and their government and ensure the safety and equality of all of its residents” . Some of the actions include advancing social and racial justice policies, a commitment to …

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Report: College basketball season 2020-21 begins on November 25th after vote by the council | Grandstand report

Nati Harnik / Associated Press According to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, the NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to start the 2020-21 college basketball season on November 25th. CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander shared more information about the upcoming season: Matt Norlander @MattNorlander @CBSSports More, according to sources: – The NCAA voted to keep visits dead / prohibited until Jan …

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Morgan Ortagus on the repulsion of the Iranian arms embargo: UN Security Council lacks “moral courage”

The UN Security Council rejected an extension of the Iranian arms embargo, which the spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, Morgan Ortagus, told Fox & Friends. Pete Hegseth is an ethical concern. “There was a real lack of moral courage in the UN Security Council on Friday night,” she said. “This is a 13-year arms embargo, or possibly longer. And this …

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The Seattle Police Chief announced her resignation after the city council decided to cut the police budget by nearly $ 4 million

“I would like to thank Mayor (Jenny) Durkan for her continued support through good times and difficult,” Best said in a letter to members of the Seattle Police Department received by CNN. “I am confident that the department will survive these difficult times.” She said her retirement will take effect on September 2nd. Durkan said the city is losing an …

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Banks and tech companies like JPMorgan, Google and Amazon make up the New York Jobs Council

Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Giulia Marchi | Bloomberg | Getty Images The CEOs of banks, tech companies, and consulting firms form a group to promote the recruitment of underrepresented groups in New York. Executives from 27 companies representing many of New York’s dominant industries have teamed up to create the New York Jobs CEO Council, which …

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The Seattle chief of police begs the council to do what is right after protesters visit their home

Seattle Police chief Carmen Best is calling on elected leaders to “stand up for what is right” after a group of demonstrators appeared outside their home over the weekend as pressure to adopt police reforms continues. In a Monday letter to the nine-member city council, Best said that her house in Snohomish County was attacked by “aggressive” demonstrators on Sunday …

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The Los Angeles City Council faces 34 federal charges of alleged bribery

A federal grand jury returned an indictment against the Los Angeles City Council, Jose Huizar, on Thursday with 34 charges. He claimed to have taken bribes, concealed income, avoided taxes, and lied to investigators. The 61-year-old Huizar is accused of accepting $ 1.5 million in “illegal financial benefits”, the Los Angeles Attorney General said in a statement. He was arrested …

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