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Biden Faces Criticism From Democrats Over Remarks About Working With Segregationists

Former Vice President and current 2020 Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden came under fire on Wednesday from several other Democrats for remarks he made earlier this week about working with segregationists during his time in the Senate during the 1970s, according to National Public Radio. Sen. Cory Booker, who is also seeking the nomination,called on Biden to apologize. “Frankly, I’m disappointed that he hasn’t issued an immediate apology for the pain his words are dredging up for many Americans. He should,” Booker, who is black, said in a statement. “You don’t joke about calling black men ‘boys.’ Men like James O. Eastland used words like that, and the racist policies that accompanied them, to…

New Zealand Begins Gun ‘Buy-Back’ Program After Christchurch Terrorism Attacks

New Zealand’s government started a six-month “buy-back” scheme on Thursday to pay owners of the newly banned semi-automatic weapons which were outlawed in the country after two deadly attacks targeted mosques in Christchurch earlier this year, according to The Straits Times. The terrorist attack killed 51 people on March 15, but Auckland took swift action after the event to implement more regulation on weapons across the country. Thursday is only the beginning of the NZ$208 million ($135.97 million) “buy-back” scheme which will pay gun owners up to 95 percent of the original cost of the firearm until December 20. “Police have detailed plans in place for the next step, which is the collection…

New Zealand Begins Gun ‘Buy-Back’ Program After Christchurch Terrorism Attacks

New Zealand’s government started a six-month “buy-back” scheme on Thursday to pay owners of the newly banned semi-automatic weapons which were outlawed in the country after two deadly attacks targeted mosques in Christchurch earlier this year, according to The Straits Times. The terrorist attack killed 51 people on March 15, but Auckland took swift action after the event to implement more regulation on weapons across the country. Thursday is only the beginning of the NZ$208 million ($135.97 million) “buy-back” scheme which will pay gun owners up to 95 percent of the original cost of the firearm until December 20. “Police have detailed plans in place for the next step, which is the collection…

New Zealand Begins Gun ‘Buy-Back’ Program After Christchurch Terrorism Attacks

New Zealand’s government started a six-month “buy-back” scheme on Thursday to pay owners of the newly banned semi-automatic weapons which were outlawed in the country after two deadly attacks targeted mosques in Christchurch earlier this year, according to The Straits Times. The terrorist attack killed 51 people on March 15, but Auckland took swift action after the event to implement more regulation on weapons across the country. Thursday is only the beginning of the NZ$208 million ($135.97 million) “buy-back” scheme which will pay gun owners up to 95 percent of the original cost of the firearm until December 20. “Police have detailed plans in place for the next step, which is the collection…

New Zealand Begins Gun ‘Buy-Back’ Program After Christchurch Terrorism Attacks

New Zealand’s government started a six-month “buy-back” scheme on Thursday to pay owners of the newly banned semi-automatic weapons which were outlawed in the country after two deadly attacks targeted mosques in Christchurch earlier this year, according to The Straits Times. The terrorist attack killed 51 people on March 15, but Auckland took swift action after the event to implement more regulation on weapons across the country. Thursday is only the beginning of the NZ$208 million ($135.97 million) “buy-back” scheme which will pay gun owners up to 95 percent of the original cost of the firearm until December 20. “Police have detailed plans in place for the next step, which is the collection…

New Zealand Begins Gun ‘Buy-Back’ Program After Christchurch Terrorism Attacks

New Zealand’s government started a six-month “buy-back” scheme on Thursday to pay owners of the newly banned semi-automatic weapons which were outlawed in the country after two deadly attacks targeted mosques in Christchurch earlier this year, according to The Straits Times. The terrorist attack killed 51 people on March 15, but Auckland took swift action after the event to implement more regulation on weapons across the country. Thursday is only the beginning of the NZ$208 million ($135.97 million) “buy-back” scheme which will pay gun owners up to 95 percent of the original cost of the firearm until December 20. “Police have detailed plans in place for the next step, which is the collection…

Canada Took In Most Refugees Of Any Country In 2018

Canada took in more refugees than any other country in the world in 2018, according to a United Nations report, knocking the United States from its position as global leader in resettling people fleeing war, persecution and conflict, The Guardian reports. Canada resettled 28,100 refugees in 2018, overtaking the U.S. for the first time since the 1980 Refugee Act, said the report from the UN high commissioner for refugees (UNHCR) on Wednesday. In contrast, the U.S. – which has a population nearly 10 times that of Canada – took in 23,000 refugees – a dramatic reduction from a recent high of 97,000 in 2016.“The sharp drop in U.S. refugee resettlement is in part due to the Trump administration’s…

Nxivm Cult Leader Found Guilty In Sex-Trafficking Case

Keith Raniere, the founder of the “Nxivm” self-help company prosecutors said was actually a sex cult, was found guilty on all seven counts he faced on Wednesday, according to Yahoo News. Raniere faces charges of racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, forced labor conspiracy, sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and attempted sex trafficking. The 58-year-old was stoic after the jury’s verdict was announced in Brooklyn, New York. The jury deliberated for less than five hours on the charges after a six-week trial. Raniere’s sentencing is set for Sept. 25. Marc Agnifilo, Raniere’s lawyer, said the verdict would be appealed and said he believed a fair sentence would…

Nxivm Cult Leader Found Guilty In Sex-Trafficking Case

Keith Raniere, the founder of the “Nxivm” self-help company prosecutors said was actually a sex cult, was found guilty on all seven counts he faced on Wednesday, according to Yahoo News. Raniere faces charges of racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, forced labor conspiracy, sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and attempted sex trafficking. The 58-year-old was stoic after the jury’s verdict was announced in Brooklyn, New York. The jury deliberated for less than five hours on the charges after a six-week trial. Raniere’s sentencing is set for Sept. 25. Marc Agnifilo, Raniere’s lawyer, said the verdict would be appealed and said he believed a fair sentence would…

Nxivm Cult Leader Found Guilty In Sex-Trafficking Case

Keith Raniere, the founder of the “Nxivm” self-help company prosecutors said was actually a sex cult, was found guilty on all seven counts he faced on Wednesday, according to Yahoo News. Raniere faces charges of racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, forced labor conspiracy, sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and attempted sex trafficking. The 58-year-old was stoic after the jury’s verdict was announced in Brooklyn, New York. The jury deliberated for less than five hours on the charges after a six-week trial. Raniere’s sentencing is set for Sept. 25. Marc Agnifilo, Raniere’s lawyer, said the verdict would be appealed and said he believed a fair sentence would…