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Monday May 22nd, 2023 night edition

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Ruiz, who killed a man defending herself when he attacked and raped her in 2021 was sentenced to more than six years in prison, a decision her legal defense called “discriminatory” and vowed to appeal Tuesday, May 16, 2023.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors announced Saturday night that they are withdrawing a case against a woman who was sentenced to six years in prison for killing a man as he raped and attacked her.

But her lawyers said accepting a pardon would be admitting Ruiz committed a crime and that she is completely innocent.

The defense said Ruiz had a drink with a friend and a man she knew around the neighborhood.

The man offered to walk her home, later asking to stay the night because it was late and he was far from home.

Ruiz fought back and he threatened to kill her, then in the struggle, Ruiz managed to kill the man in self defense, Carrera said.

The court said the man was hit in the head and knocked unconscious, saying that was enough for Ruiz to defend herself. »

Greece Says It Doesn’t Ditch Migrants at Sea. It Was Caught in the Act.

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We showed the video in person to three senior officials from the European Commission in Brussels, describing how we had verified it.

Greece and the European Union hardened their attitudes toward migrants after the arrival in 2015 and 2016 of more than one million refugees from Syria, Iraq and elsewhere.

Poland, Italy and Lithuania have recently changed their laws to make it easier to repel migrants and to punish those who help them. »

NAACP Says Florida 'Openly Hostile' in Travel Advisory Slamming DeSantis

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The NAACP issued a formal travel advisory for Florida on Saturday saying the state has become "hostile to Black Americans" under the leadership of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.

The NAACP said its advisory comes in direct response to DeSantis' "aggressive attempts" to erase Black history and restrict diversity, equity and inclusion programs in Florida schools.

The NAACP has issued a travel advisory saying Florida is "openly hostile" to Black Americans. »

Biden says he thinks he has authority to use 14th Amendment on debt ceiling

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President Biden on Sunday said he believes he has the authority to use the 14th Amendment to unilaterally address the debt ceiling, but he acknowledged potential legal challenges could still lead the nation to default if he went that route.

“I’m looking at the 14th Amendment as to whether or not we have the authority — I think we have the authority,” Biden told reporters at a press conference in Hiroshima, Japan.

Biden earlier this month said he had been “considering” the 14th Amendment as a way to unilaterally work around the debt ceiling, but he acknowledged that it would not be a viable short-term solution. »