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Irishman faces 20 years in jail after exposing himself on flight to New York
An Irishman who refused to wear a Covid mask during a flight from Dublin to New York and exposed his rear end to a flight attendant faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of assault, the US justice department said on Friday.
Belarusian officials charged in fake bomb threat orchestrated for dissident arrest
NEW YORK - Federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment Thursday against several Belarusian government officials for allegedly plotting to divert a Lithuania-bound aircraft to a Minsk airport so a dissident and his girlfriend could be arrested there.
Your Friday Briefing: Tougher Words on Russia
The West stressed a unified response after Biden's stumble.
We're covering a harsher line from the West on Russia and the reasons behind a decision to send Djokovic home.
U.S. Charges 4 Belarus Officials With Piracy in Forced Landing of Jet
United States prosecutors in Manhattan have charged four officials of the government of Belarus with conspiracy to commit aircraft piracy in the 2021 forced landing of a European airliner in Minsk, where a prominent opposition journalist aboard the plane was seized.
Brandon Straka Fires Back at DOJ's January 6 Sentencing Memo
Striking a defiant tone, Brandon Straka, the out gay founder of the #WalkAway Campaign, argued in a January 18 sentencing memorandum that his promoting and joining the rioting at the US Capitol building on January 6, 2021 was speech that is protected by the First Amendment of the US Constitution and he should receive "a sentence of time served for the two days he has already served in jail, or a short term of house arrest coupled with community service."
Good Morning, News: Portland Fails to Hold Police Accountable, Gov Brown Sued Over Commutation, and the Voting Rights Bill is Officially Dead
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Democrats' voting reform bill fails in US senate
Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital to protecting democracy collapsed on Wednesday due to the opposition of two Democratic senators.