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Activists say the designation could put L.G.B.T.Q. people and their organizations under threat of criminal prosecution for something as simple as displaying the rainbow flag.
Source: Russia Asks Court to Label Gay Rights Movement as ‘Extremist’
Vatican observers see a leader more willing to crack down on those seeking to derail his agenda for the Roman Catholic Church.
Source: Pope’s Critics Feel the Sting After His Patience Runs Out
Just this summer, the ultimate back-channel diplomat returned to Beijing, where he had negotiated the opening to China.
Source: Kissinger Kept Busy as a Diplomat Long After Leaving State Department
They barged into homes in the middle of the night, then held people down while they beat and choked them, witnesses said. For years, signs of the violence went ignored.
Source: How a ‘Goon Squad’ of Deputies Got Away With Years of Brutality
Some progressive activists are deeply disappointed in the Vermont senator, an icon of their movement, for failing to call for a cease-fire in Gaza.
Source: On Israel’s War Against Hamas, Sanders Faces a Backlash From the Left
Two years behind schedule, the electric model has an unusual design that sets it apart from rival pickups, which could limit its sales.
Source: Tesla Plans to Begin Delivery of the Cybertruck Today
It’s really hard to run against a sitting president. And beginning at this point, just two months before primary voting starts, wouldn’t be feasible anyhow.
Source: Could a Democrat Really Challenge Biden at This Point? Here’s What to Know
Virginia, Florida and South Dakota have new standards that focus on patriotism, Christianity and anti-communism. But debating current events? That’s discouraged.
Source: For Republican Governors, Civics Is the Latest Education Battleground
In Beijing’s praise of his legacy, there is implicit criticism of a U.S. shift in recent years away from cooperation and toward intensifying competition.
Source: Kissinger’s Death Ends an Era in U.S.-China Relations
After decades of meetings, nations still haven’t agreed to curb the main driver of global warming.
Source: COP28 Begins With Fossil Fuels, and Frustration, Going Strong