Malaysia Is Sending Plastic Waste Back to Where It Came From

Malaysia plans to send non-recyclable plastic back to the countries that sent it there, the country’s environment minister said Tuesday. The Southeast Asian country became the top destination for plastic waste in 2018 after China stopped accepting imports, according to Reuters, with plastic waste imports jumping to 456,000 tonnes between January and July 2018 compared with 316,600 tones in all …

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The U.S. Has Closed a Texas Migrant Facility After a Minor Died There

(HOUSTON) — U.S. border agents have temporarily closed their primary facility for processing migrants in South Texas one day after authorities say a 16-year-old died after being diagnosed with the flu at the facility. In a statement released late Tuesday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it would stop detaining migrants at its processing center in McAllen, Texas. CBP says …

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Arizona Prisons Are Under Pressure After Banning a Book About the Justice System’s Impact on Black Men

(PHOENIX) — Arizona has banned prisoners from reading a book that discusses the impact of the criminal justice system on black men, drawing outcry from First Amendment advocates who say the move is censorship. The American Civil Liberties Union called on the Arizona Department of Corrections this week to rescind the ban on “Chokehold: Policing Black Men.” The book by …

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U.S. Judge Says Mississippi Abortion Law ‘Smacks of Defiance’

(JACKSON, Miss.) — A federal judge indicated Tuesday that he is likely to block a Mississippi law that will ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The new law puts a cutoff point for abortion at about six weeks, when many women may not yet know they’re pregnant. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves heard arguments about a …

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Dallas Police Investigating Whether Killing of Muhlaysia Booker Is Connected to 2 Other Attacks on Transgender Women

(DALLAS) — Police in Dallas say they are investigating whether the killings of two transgender women and an assault on a third are connected. Maj. Vincent Weddington said Tuesday during a news conference that there are similarities in the three cases. No arrests have been made. The most recent killing occurred over the weekend. Twenty-three-year-old Muhlaysia Booker was found shot …

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson Was Asked About a Common Term Related to Foreclosure. He Heard ‘Oreos’

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson didn’t seem to know what a congresswoman was talking about when she asked a question related to foreclosures during a congressional hearing on Tuesday. Instead, Carson apparently thought she was talking about Oreo cookies. Speaking at a House Financial Services Committee meeting on housing on Tuesday morning, Rep. Katie Porter, a Democrat from …

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Prince Charles to Host President Trump for Tea During June State Visit

Prince Charles will host President Donald Trump for tea during the U.S. President’s state visit to the U.K next month. It will be the first time the heir to the throne will meet Trump since he was elected in 2016. The meeting will take place at Clarence House, an official royal residence. The pair previously met in 2005 when Charles, …

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We Argued the Biggest Supreme Court Abortion Case Since Roe. Here’s How to Protect a Woman’s Right to Choose

Last week, a Supreme Court rift over the role of precedent was exposed. Dissenting in the case Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt, the liberal Justices wrote that they were alarmed that “well-reasoned decisions that have caused no serious practical problems in four decades” were in jeopardy. They cautioned that the decision “can only cause us to wonder which …

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NYPD Officer Testifies That He Inflated Charge Against Eric Garner After Chokehold Death

(NEW YORK) — After Eric Garner died during a confrontation with New York City police in 2014, one officer involved in the struggle says he wrote up paperwork exaggerating the seriousness of the dead man’s suspected crime. Officer Justin D’Amico testified Tuesday during the disciplinary trial of officer Daniel Pantaleo. Pantaleo is accused of placing Garner in a banned chokehold …

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