Archive for November 26th, 2020

Death Threats, Even In Writing, Can Be Grounds For Asylum, Appeals Court Says

Crime & Justice | | November 26 2020, 9:40 PM

The court overturned a Justice Department decision denying the asylum of a former Colombia police officer who received multiple death threats from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

Government Model Suggests U.S. COVID-19 Cases Could Be Approaching 100 Million

Health | | November 26 2020, 3:40 PM

Government scientists estimate that the true number of coronavirus infections is eight times the reported number of 12.5 million, meaning "most of the country remains at risk," the team reports.

Loujain Al-Hathloul: Saudi Arabia Transfers Activist's Trial To Terrorism Court

US & World | | November 26 2020, 2:20 PM

The activist's sister tells NPR her parents "saw a very weak, tired, exhausted Loujain" at her court appearance: "They said that her body was shaking, that she could barely hold the papers."

Newly Elected DAs Vow To Continue Reforms, End Policies Deemed Unfair

US & World | | November 26 2020, 7:20 AM

Reform-minded prosecutors who want to change the criminal justice system from the inside won big in November. It's momentum for a small, but growing movement.

Biden's Next Climate Chief Will Tackle 'Existential Threat' At Home

Politics | | November 26 2020, 4:00 AM

Biden says he'll name someone to coordinate domestic climate policies across the government. Together with climate envoy John Kerry, it will give climate a higher profile than in past administrations.

Sudan's Former Prime Minister Sadiq Al-Mahdi Dies Of COVID-19

US & World | | November 26 2020, 1:20 AM

The former premier's political party confirmed his death on Thursday. He was 84 and died in the United Arab Emirates, where he was receiving treatment.

Federal Court Rejects Challenge To Trump's Push To Alter A Key Census Count

US & World | | November 26 2020, 12:40 AM

In a 2-1 vote, the court tossed out a lawsuit, one of several working through the courts, that challenged a memo on excluding unauthorized immigrants from numbers that reset the Electoral College map.

Supreme Court Says New York Can't Limit Attendance In Houses of Worship Due To COVID

US & World | | November 26 2020, 12:40 AM

Justices said the Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive order limiting attendance in places of worship violates the First Amendment.

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