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6 U.S. Citgo Executives Convicted And Sentenced in Venezuela

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| First arrested in Venezuela in November 2017, they were convicted Thanksgiving Day on corruption charges and immediately sentenced to more than eight years in prison.

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


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


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.

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


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


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


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

Critics Want Sacklers To Face Criminal Charges For Role In Opioid Crisis


A new plea deal with the Justice Department is the second time the family-owned company admitted criminal schemes to boost Oxycontin sales. Despite their hands-on role, the Sacklers face no charges.


Educators And Native Leaders Recommend Bringing Anti-Racism To The Thanksgiving Table


This year the beloved holiday comes on the heels of a national movement demanding racial justice. One Native American leader says that "people want to resolve the burdens of our history."

China's Xi Jinping Congratulates Biden On Election Win, Urges Cooperation


He is one of the last major world leaders to wish Joe Biden congratulations.