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GOP wins US House majority, dividing government

It has been projected that Republicans will win the most seats in the United States Congress. On Wednesday, Republicans gained control of the House of Representatives but Democrats maintained their hold on the Senate, setting the stage for two years of divided government under President Joe Biden. This is not the “red wave” that the Read More…

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US authorises exit of non-emergency personnel from Nigeria

Due to the increased risk of terrorist attacks in Nigeria, the U.S. State Department approved on Tuesday that non-emergency U.S. government workers and their families should leave the country. The most recent travel information comes after the United States and the United Kingdom issued a Sunday warning about a potential terrorist assault in the capital Read More…

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Florida jury decides not to execute Parkland school shooter

A Florida jury opted on Thursday to spare Nikolas Cruz, the gunman who killed 17 people at a high school in the city of Parkland in 2018, the death sentence, instead recommending life in prison. Some victims’ families shook their heads in the Fort Lauderdale courtroom as the jury rejected the prosecution’s plea for the Read More…

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White House plans to allow up to 125,000 refugees into US for 2023 fiscal year

The Biden administration plans to allow up to 125,000 refugees into the United States for the 2023 fiscal year, the same lofty ceiling as last year, according to a source familiar with the plan. The refugee ceiling dictates how many refugees can be admitted to the United States, but the administration doesn’t have to hit that number and didn’t Read More…

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US: Three Georgia men sentenced to life in prison for ‘chilling’ Arbery murder

Jan 7 (Reuters) – A Georgia judge sentenced Travis McMichael and his father Gregory McMichael on Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for what he called the “chilling” 2020 murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man running through their mostly white neighborhood in the southern U.S. state. Judge Timothy Walmsley also Read More…