The Daily Populous

Saturday May 29th, 2021 day edition

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A subsequent order was issued extending his detention until 17 May, but he was not released when that order expired.

“Palestinian journalists are just doing their job and should not, under any circumstances, be presumed to be guilty.”.

According to RSF’s tally, the Israeli authorities are currently holding a total of at least 13 Palestinian journalists.

A court initially ordered three months of administrative detention for Rimawi but reduced it to 45 days after he went on hunger strike for 16 days.

Although no charge has been brought against her, her administrative detention was extended for another four months on 7 March.

She was previously held without any charge for a total of 230 days, from December 2019 to July 2020.

Israel is ranked 86th out of 180 countries in RSF's 2021 World Press Freedom Index. »

Opinion: Republican obstructionism has gone far enough. It's time to do away with the filibuster

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(CNN) Last December, President Joe Biden attended a rally in Georgia ahead of the state's Senate runoff election and invoked the late Georgia Rep. John Lewis.

"The vote is the most powerful, nonviolent change agent you have in a democratic society.

While Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said "failure is not an option," Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has reportedly made it a priority to defeat the bill. »

In victory for Trump, Republicans block probe of U.S. Capitol riot

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The measure mustered a 54-35 vote which fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance the legislation in the 100-member Senate.

It was the first time this year that Republicans used the 60-vote hurdle, known as a filibuster, to defeat legislation.

The proposal previously passed the House of Representatives with the support of all Democrats and 1 in 6 Republicans after bipartisan negotiations. »