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U.S. Supreme Court strikes down federal ban on bump stocks, a blow to anti-gun campaigners

In a significant ruling on Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court declared a federal ban on “bump stock” devices unlawful. These devices enable semiautomatic weapons to fire rapidly like machine guns. The court’s decision, which rejected another firearms restriction enacted under former President Donald Trump, is a setback for anti-gun campaigners. In a 6-3 ruling authored Read More…

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Hunter Biden convicted for illegally purchasing gun, first presidential child found guilty

On June 11, President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, was found guilty by a federal jury of lying about his drug use to illegally purchase a firearm. The conviction marks a historic moment, making Hunter Biden the first child of a sitting U.S. president to be convicted of a crime, according to Reuters. The jury Read More…

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Black box recovered in Baltimore bridge tragedy as search for victims continues

The aftermath of the catastrophic collision that led to the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge continues to unfold. U.S. federal safety investigators have retrieved the black box from the freight ship involved in the incident, according to the chief of the agency. “The data recorder is crucial for understanding the sequence of events Read More…

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Catastrophic collision: Baltimore’s key bridge collapses after ship strike

In the early hours of Tuesday, a colossal container ship collided with the Francis Scott Key Bridge, causing a catastrophic collapse that sent vehicles and individuals plummeting into the Patapsco River below. The 948-foot Singapore-flagged vessel, identified as the Dali, struck the bridge, a vital artery for the Port of Baltimore, enveloping the area in Read More…

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Nigerians in New York urge FG to provide passport production printers for consulate

Nigerians residing in New York have reiterated their appeal to the Federal Government to furnish the Nigeria Consulate with passport production printers, aiming to streamline passport services in the United States. The call was reiterated during a virtual 12th Town Hall Meeting organised by the Consulate to engage with the Nigerian community within its jurisdiction, Read More…

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New York City declares social media a public health hazard, Mayor urges action

In a groundbreaking move, New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) announced on Wednesday the city’s official designation of social media as a public health hazard, citing its detrimental effects on youth mental health, Washington Post reports. “Companies like TikTok, YouTube, Facebook are fueling a mental health crisis by designing their platforms with addictive and Read More…

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US Republicans brace for frigid Iowa caucuses amid record cold snap

As the first United States Republican nominating contest looms in Iowa, presidential candidates are urging their supporters to face life-threatening cold weather to cast their votes. The predicted record cold snap raises concerns about potential low voter turnout, introducing an unpredictable factor in this crucial contest that could impact former President Donald Trump’s bid to Read More…

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U.S. and Britain launch airstrikes on Houthi targets in Yemen, escalating regional tensions

Responding to Houthi attacks on ships in the Red Sea, the United States and Britain carried out airstrikes from the air and sea against Houthi military targets in Yemen. This development marks a significant regional escalation, expanding the fallout from the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza. President Joe Biden emphasised the purpose of the targetted strikes, Read More…

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US State of Maine disqualifies Trump from state ballot over Capitol attack, legal battle looms

In a consequential move, the US State of Maine has barred Donald Trump from its 2024 U.S. presidential primary election, making it the second state to do so due to his alleged involvement in the January 6, 2021, Capitol attack. Secretary of State Shenna Bellows, a Democrat, attributed this decision to Trump’s role in inciting Read More…

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US vetoes UN Security Council demand for humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza

The United States on Friday vetoed a proposed United Nations Security Council demand for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in the war between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas in Gaza, diplomatically isolating Washington as it shields its ally. Thirteen other members voted in favor of a brief draft resolution, put forward by the United Arab Read More…