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Landmark Verdict In Germany Sentences Syrian For Aiding Crimes Against Humanity

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| Eyad al-Gharib was convicted for sending protesters to a prison where they were tortured, in the first criminal trial against Syrians who served in President Bashar Assad's government.

After Explosion, FAA Orders Engine Checks On Boeing's Pratt & Whitney Powered Planes


Days after the explosion of an airplane engine over Colorado, the FAA is requiring all aircraft equipped with the same components to undergo fresh inspections, effective immediately.

Nearly 100 Confederate Monuments Removed In 2020, Report Says; More Than 700 Remain


An annual survey by the Southern Poverty Law Center found that 168 Confederate symbols, 94 of them monuments, came down across the country, virtually all in the aftermath of George Floyd's killing.

Ahmed Zaki Yamani, Key To Making Saudi Arabia A World Oil Power, Dies At 90


He was Saudi Arabia's oil minister for nearly 25 years, rising to fame for engineering the 1973 oil embargo and negotiating Saudi control of Aramco from U.S. fuel giants.

New York Grand Jury Votes Not To Indict Rochester Officers In Daniel Prude Case


"We concluded that there was sufficient evidence surrounding Mr. Prude's death to warrant presenting the case to a grand jury, and we presented the most comprehensive case possible," officials said.

Bulgaria Begins Mass-Vaccination Effort; All Welcome To Line Up In 'Green Corridors'


In an effort to boost vaccination rates among a skeptical public, Bulgaria has opened up COVID-19 inoculations to all who want them — with many waiting in line for hours to receive a first dose.

Illinois Becomes First State to Eliminate Cash Bail


Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed sweeping criminal justice legislation Monday that also requires police agencies to equip officers with body cameras and sets stricter rules for their use of force.

Texas Vaccination Site Apologizes For Refusing COVID-19 Shots To Two Eligible People


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley turned away people because they could not prove they live in the United States. Proof of residency and citizenship are not required under state rules.

8.7 Million People Under Boil Water Notices In Texas


The figure is a sharp drop from the weekend – but it's still roughly comparable to the entire populations of states such as Virginia or New Jersey.