Leader of Islamic State group killed in US raid of house on Syria-Turkey border
Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi, who has led the Islamic State group for over two years, was killed early Thursday during a U.S. special forces raid in northwestern Syria, President Joe Biden announced this morning.
Federal gas vapor rules apply to border gas station, appeals court says
A duty-free store located on the U.S.-Canada border must comply with federal vapor volatility requirements even though the gas it sells never enters domestic commerce, the Sixth Circuit ruled Thursday.
Ex-Chicago cop convicted of murdering Black teen released from prison early
White former Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke was released from Illinois state prison Thursday morning after serving just over three years for the murder of Black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014.
California lawmakers want $50 million to prop up local news
Looking to cure “news deserts” through a $50 million infusion, a group of California lawmakers want to boost struggling local newspapers with a new taxpayer-funded grant program.
Arizona Republicans prime abortion bill ahead of historic Supreme Court decision
An Arizona Senate committee voted Thursday to advance an abortion bill that would shorten the elective period of abortion to 15 weeks amid Supreme Court deliberations in overturning Roe v. Wade.
Poland hints at backing down in rule-of-law fight with Brussels
After months of an escalating fight between Poland and the European Union over the rule of law, Polish President Andrzej Duda on Thursday said he will file a bill to do away with a controversial disciplinary chamber his government set up in the Polish Supreme Court.
Independent union wins historic vote at GM plant in Mexico
After 41 hours of voting and four more of counting, a Mexican independent autoworkers union claimed victory with more than 76% of the historic vote to secure a collective bargaining agreement.
Rights court OKs keeping Croatian presidential files secret
A former high-level Croatian politician who wants access to secret transcripts of Franjo Tudjman, the late Croatian president who violently carved out a Croatian mini-state during the Yugoslav Wars, lost his case before the European Court of Human Rights on Thursday.
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