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'Biased and inaccurate', India slams US religious panel report
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First African-American woman sworn in as US Supreme Court justice
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Chief Justice John Roberts administered the constitutional oath for Jackson on Thursday afternoon while Associate Justice Stephen Breyer administered the judicial oath, in a ceremony before a small gathering of her family at the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill. Jackson, in a statement, said that she will administer justice "without fear or favour".
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Controversial Confucius Institutes reopening in US under new name
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Of the 118 Confucius Institutes that once existed in the US, 104 were closed as of June 21 and four are in the process of shutting down, according to the report, VOA reported. Of these, "at least 28 have replaced their Confucius Institute with a similar programme, and at least 58 have maintained close relationships with their former Confucius Institute partner," according to the report.
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3 killed, 50 injured in US train derailment
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On Monday, the Amtrak train, with 243 passengers and 12 crew members on board, hit a dump truck that was obstructing a public crossing near Mendon, Missouri, when it was travelling eastbound from Los Angeles to Chicago, Xinhua news agency quoted the Washington, D.C.-headquartered passenger railroad service company as saying in a statement.
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Rupert Murdoch might have ended his marriage with Jerry Hall via text message
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Friends, however, cited their differing lifestyles and the fact she smokes. Rumours suggest the billionaire delivered his verdict to Hall electronically, by text or an email. A source said: 'What is clear is that he did the dumping', Daily Mail reported. Representatives for Murdoch refused to comment on the claims last night. The media mogul, 91, met the model after his split from Wendi Deng, 53, his third wife, in 2013. Hall's representatives were also contacted for comment.
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Two dead, several injured in Oslo nightclub shooting
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The police said suspected shooter has been arrested but did not immediately reveal the motive behind the shooting, reports Xinhua news agency. According to the BBC, there were reports of gunfire at the London Pub, a popular gay bar, as well as near the Herr Nilsen jazz club and a takeaway at about 1 a.m.
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US West Coast states launch joint commitment to protect abortion rights
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The Governors of these states issued a Multi-State Commitment on Friday to defend access to reproductive health care, including abortion and contraceptives, and committed to protecting patients and doctors against efforts by other states to export their abortion bans to the West Coast states, reports Xinhua news agency.
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US abortion clinics begin to close after SC overturns Roe v. Wade
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In the wake of the 5-4 order on Friday, about half of states are expected to introduce new restrictions or bans, out of which 13 have outlawed abortion effective immediately, reports the BBC. Trigger laws, which allow an instant ban, have already been applied in Kentucky, Louisiana, Arkansas, South Dakota, Missouri, Oklahoma and Alabama.
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Democrats create 'history' by passing new gun laws in both houses of Congress
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The House sent President Joe Biden the most wide-ranging gun violence bill Congress has passed in decades (30 years). The Chamber led by the Democrats approved the election-year legislation on a mostly party-line 234-193 vote, climaxing victory for voters whose ire and revulsion over last month's mass shootings in New York and Texas that claimed over 30 innocent lives reached an unprecedented echo in the nation.
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