Ugandas brutal treatment of MPs is enabled by global indifference | Robert Amsterdam

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MPs including the Afropop musician turned politician Bobi Wine are allegedly being tortured. The Magnitsky Act can curb this shocking abuse, says lawyer Robert Amsterdam In a country with such a complex and often conflict-prone history, acts of political violence and intimidation are common enough to be unremarkable. But this past week in Uganda has […]

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New Yorks CaseAgainst Trump May Be Prophetic

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The report released by the inspector general of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Thursday painted a vivid picture of the past. It shows that in 2016, James Comey, then the FBI director, inexcusably broke the rules in advertising his department’s investigation into Hillary Clinton while simultaneously following the rules in keeping its investigation of Donald […]

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China Just Handed the World a 111-Million-Ton Trash Problem

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Few people consider used plastic to be a valuable global commodity. Yet China has imported 106 million tons of old bags, bottles, wrappers and containers worth $57.6 billion since 1992, the first year it disclosed data. So when the country announced last year that it finally had enough of everybody else's junk, governments the world over knew they had a […]

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House Immigration Bill Seeks to End Family Separation at Border

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A House Republican immigration plan would curb the Trump administration’s widely criticized policy of separating children from parents seeking asylum at the U.S. border, but other provisions may lessen its chances of being enacted. The draft bill being circulated Thursday would provide money for President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall and allow provisional legal status […]

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The Guardian view on Gaza shootings: stop killing unarmed civilians | Editorial

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Editorial: Channelling a reckless Donald Trump, Israeli ministers appear to have adopted a dangerous mindset: to destroy the national aspirations of the Palestinians by military force It is inexcusable for soldiers of a military, especially those under democratic civilian control, to shoot and kill protesters, almost all of whom were unarmed, and who pose no […]

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It was not consent, it was concealment

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Facebook’s response to the clutch of users who are suddenly woke — triggered to delve into their settings by the Facebook data misuse scandal and #DeleteFacebook backlash — to the fact the social behemoth is, quietly and continuously, harvesting sensitive personal data about them and their friends tells you everything you need to know about the rotten state […]

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Gary Cohn to Resign as Trump Adviser After Dispute Over Tariffs

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Gary Cohn is resigning as President Wilbur Ross, who had recommended the tariffs to the president, privately argued over the issue just hours before it was announced. The tariffs appeared to mark a tipping point for Cohn, 57, a registered Democrat who made clear that he saw his job in the administration to be an […]

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Cuomo Seeks New York Tax Revisions to Thwart Federal Changes

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New York state would end income taxes on wage earners and make up the revenue with an employer payroll tax that’s federally deductible as part of a restructuring plan that Governor Andrew Cuomo is recommending to mitigate harmful effects of the new U.S. tax code. The new federal law limits deductions for individuals’ state and […]

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Apple, Returning Overseas Cash, to Pay $38 Billion Tax Bill

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Apple Inc. said it will bring hundreds of billions of overseas dollars back to the U.S., pay about $38 billion in taxes on the money and spend tens of billions on domestic jobs, manufacturing and data centers in the coming years. The iPhone maker plans capital expenditures of $30 billion in the U.S. over five years […]

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