Taliban leadership in Afghanistan ordered all Afghan women to wear all-covering clothing in public on Saturday.
The new decree, reported by ABC News, says women should only leave the house when necessary and that dress-code violations may lead to male relatives facing jail time. The order follows one issued by Taliban leadership last month, making it so women couldn’t travel alone—which has since been ignored to an extent, per ABC.
Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction has been overturned by Pennsylvania’s highest court, resulting in the comedian being released from prison.
Derek Chauvin treated George Floyd with “particular cruelty” during his fatal May 2020 arrest, the judge who presided over the former Minneapolis cop’s trial said in a new ruling.
With Donald Trump’s power slipping away from him, the president has reportedly suggested to his aides that he wants to pardon himself before leaving office.
In a move that’s tragically unsurprising given our current era of fuckery, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken aim at women’s access to birth control as part of employer healthcare plans. Continue reading Supreme Court Sides With Trump Administration Over Limiting Birth Control Access →
Just after 2 a.m. on the night of September 19, 1910, Clarence Hiller woke to the screams of his wife and daughter in their home at 1837 West 104th Street in Chicago. After a spate of robberies, residents of this South Side neighborhood were already on edge. Hiller, a railroad clerk, raced to confront the intruder. In the ensuing scuffle, the two men fell down the staircase. His daughter, Clarice, later recalled hearing three shots, followed by her mother screaming upstairs. Neighbors came running but the man had fled the home, leaving a dying Hiller by his front door.
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In September 1950, Oliver Brown walked his young daughter to her neighborhood school in Topeka, Kansas. When he tried to enroll her in the all-white Sumner School, however, she was denied a spot because she was black. The rejection set in motion one of the most famous court cases in United States History, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. The 1954 Supreme Court decision that followed struck down the half-century old “separate-but-equal” standard, ushering in an era of school de-segregation. On Sunday, Linda Brown, the little girl at the center of that monumental ruling, died in Topeka at the age of 75, Neil Genzlinger at The New York Times reports.
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