HAITI PRESIDENT JOVENEL MOISE ASSASSINATED

Haiti President Jovenel Moise was assassinated at his home early Wednesday morning by a group of armed individuals, interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph announced. Joseph said he was now in charge of the country. Moise’s injured wife was in the hospital, according to Joseph, who urged the public to remain calm, and insisted the police and army would ensure the population’s safety. “The president was assassinated at his home by foreigners who spoke English and Spanish,” Joseph said. Moise had been ruling Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, by…

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TWO YEARS AFTER SEXUAL ASSAULT CONVICTION, FAMOUS COMEDIAN BILL COSBY FREED BY COURT

Bill Cosby was released from prison Wednesday after Pennsylvania’s highest court overturned his sexual assault conviction, saying the disgraced actor’s due process rights were violated. The stunning decision in the case of the man once known as “America’s Dad” reverses the first high-profile celebrity criminal trial of the #MeToo era. The panel of Pennsylvania State Supreme Court judges said in their opinion that the former Montgomery County district attorney’s decision to not prosecute Cosby in 2005 in return for his deposition in a civil case was ultimately used against him…

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NIGERIA’S IME UMANAH MAKES HISTORY AT HAVARD LAW REVIEW, BECOMES FIRST BLACK WOMAN PRESIDENT

The prestigious Harvard Law Review has elected its first black woman president in its 130-year history. Ime Ime Umanah, 24, from Abak Local Government of Akwa Ibom State is the daughter of Late Dr. Ime Sampson Umanah, a Nigerian immigrant.  She grew up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She’s a joint degree candidate at Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Umana was chosen by the Harvard Law Review’s 92 student editors in what is widely considered the highest-ranked position that a student can have at the cut-throat law…

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EX-COP DEREK CHAUVIN BAGS 22.5 YEARS FOR KILLING GEORGE FLOYD

Derek Chauvin, the former police officer who killed George Floyd on a Minneapolis street last year, was sentenced Friday to 22 and half years in prison. Chauvin, in a light gray suit and tie and white shirt, spoke briefly before the sentence was imposed, offering his “condolences to the Floyd family.” Under Minnesota law, Chauvin will have to serve two-thirds of his sentence, or 15 years — and he will be eligible for supervised release for the remaining seven and a half years. Chauvin, 45, was convicted in April on…

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TRAVELLING TO DUBAI….HERE’S THE NEW COVID-19 RULE YOU MUST OBEY

The Dubai Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management has released a new protocol directing travelers from Nigeria to undergo COVID-19 tests upon arrival at the airport in the United Arab Emirates. In a release seen by TheCable, the middle east country said the new measure is part of its efforts to ease inbound travel restrictions. Passengers are also expected to have taken a COVID test 48 hours before departure, and have negative results to show for it. According to the Dubai media office, the protocol will become effective from…

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