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Behind the scenes: United States of Handmaids

Is Aunt Lydia a gender traitor? Aunt Lydia is a “gender traitor.” In the eighth episode of season 8, we see Aunt Lydia as Miss Clements, a divorced teacher who doesn’t have much luck with boys. However, after watching the makeup scene with Noelle, many Reddit users suspect that the loud and violent Aunt is actually suppressing her sexuality. What does Aunt Lydia represent? After “Baby Nicole” escapes, Aunt Lydia is responsible for turning her into a legendary figure – a symbol of potential betrayal in Gilead. What did Aunt Lydia do to Offred? Enraged, Lydia hits Offred with herRead News

Latin American studies of Post-Roe United States

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, 1973 case that allowed access to abortion. Abolishing the constitutional right to abortion will ban half of the United States. While this decision is widely expected, it is nevertheless a disaster for supporters of abortion rights. Since the draft opinion was leaked in May, thousands of people in communities across the United States have marched in protest. Among the songs and signs was a new symbol: the green handkerchief. Of Argentine origin, green bandanas have become ubiquitous among reproductive rights activists throughout Latin America. Handkerchiefs are a reminderRead News

The United States implements the Taiwan Strait under tensions with China

(CNN) A US Navy P-8A Poseidon reconnaissance plane flew over the Taiwan Strait on Friday in a demonstration of the “US commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific,” just days after dozens of planes Chinese warships entered the self-declared air defense identification zone, US Indo-Pacific Command said in a statement. “A US Navy P-8A Poseidon transited the Taiwan Strait into international airspace on June 24. The United States will continue to fly, sail and operate wherever international law permits, including within the Taiwan Strait. “, reads the statement. “By operating within the Taiwan Strait in accordance with international law, theRead News

Colorado man convicted of conspiracy to defraud U.S. and attempt to interfere with Internal Revenue Laws

United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced that Randy L. Garriss, 68, of Lamar, Colorado, was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud the United States and attempts to interfere with the administration of domestic revenue laws as a result of a federal jury trial in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The charges carry a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, three years probation and up to a $200 special assessment for the Federal Fund for Victims of Crime. Garriss was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 6, 2017. The convictions stemmed from incidentsRead News

Shelby on Gun Law – News Release – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today issued the following statement on the bipartisan “Safer Communities Act” ahead of the Senate vote on the legislation: “I firmly believe that this legislation raises serious constitutional concerns and opens the door to the erosion of the Second Amendment to our Constitution. The Second Amendment states that “the right of persons to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” This leaves no room for doubt. It is clear that our Founding Fathers viewed the right to keep and bear arms as a fundamental right of all law-abiding Americans. The SecondRead News

Declaration by Australia, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States on the establishment of Partners in the Blue Pacific (PBP)

A new initiative for more effective and efficient cooperation in support of the Pacific Islands ’priorities The Pacific Island region hosts nearly one-fifth of the Earth’s surface and many of its most pressing challenges, from the climate crisis to the COVID-19 pandemic to growing pressure on the free and open international order based on rules. It is in this context that the Pacific Islands Forum, the leading driver of regional action, is committed to organizing its members “as a collective if we are to face our increasingly common challenges.” As our countries — Australia, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom,Read News

Secretary Antony J. Blink in a Press Release – United States Department of State

SECRETARY BLINK: Good afternoon. Let me just start by saying how wonderful it is to be back in Germany for what I believe is my sixth time as Foreign Minister. There are reminders of my country’s partnership with Germany throughout this city, including here in this building. This bank managed the Marshall Plan funds that helped rebuild Germany and Europe after World War II. We knew that a secure, prosperous and democratic Europe was strongly in the interests of the United States, Europe and the world. That was true then. That is still true today. Here in Berlin five monthsRead News

Joint statement on the situation in Libya – United States Department of State

The text of the following statement is issued by the Governments of the United States, France, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom: France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States welcomed the progress made in negotiations between the Joint Committee of the House of Representatives and the High Council of State in Cairo facilitated by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). . We welcome the degree of consensus that is up to the agreement and appreciate the work of the Special Adviser to UN Secretary -General Stephanie Williams and UNSMIL. We call on the House, theRead News

Abortion in the United States

Across the country, provinces are preparing for an upcoming Supreme Court ruling on the case challenging Mississippi’s ban on abortions in the past 15 weeks, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, expected any day. Based on the draft unveiled on May 2 of the Supreme Court decision, many expect the Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, removing the federal standard that protects the right to abortion. It will be for each state to establish laws to protect or restrict abortion in the absence of a federal standard. Access to safe legal abortions is likely to depend increasingly on where you liveRead News

Slovenia National Day – US State Department

On behalf of the United States of America, I wish the people of Slovenia a happy State Day. As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Slovenia, we celebrate our shared values ​​and democratic vision, including our commitment to protecting human rights and the rule of law, addressing the challenges of climate change, and expanding economic ties. between our two countries, taking advantage of the new opportunities of the green economy. The United States reaffirms its belief that Slovenia is a highly qualified candidate for the UN Security Council for 2024-2025Read News

Biden will be named the first treasurer of the United States

(CNN) President Joe Biden will name Marilynn Malerba as treasurer of the United States, making the Mohegan Tribe’s lifetime chief the first Native American to hold the position, the White House announced Tuesday. The appointment means that for the first time in US history the signature of a Native American woman will appear on the country’s currency, the Treasury Department said in a press release. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is due to visit the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota on Tuesday, the first time in history that a Secretary of the Treasury will visit a tribal nation, according toRead News

1ABCT Transfer Authority to 3ABCT

ZAGAN, Poland – 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division transferred authority over US Army operations in support of Atlantic Resolve to 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division during a handover ceremony in Zagan, Poland, 23 June, 2022. For the past 11 months, 1ABCT has participated in multinational exercises across Europe while supporting 21 nations in support of Atlantic Resolve and Defender Europe, as well as supporting the 78th anniversary of France’s liberation in June on D-Day. “For many, this was their first time abroad or outside the United States,” said U.S. Army Colonel Brian E. McCarthy,Read News

Current Brief: COVID czar Ashish Jha on the future of the US virus

“This is not an acceptable long-term standard,” says US COVID Czar Ashish Jha. Additionally, the Biodiversity COP15 will move to Canada and softer sonar based on shrimp shots. Dear Nature readers, would you like to receive this Briefing for free in your inbox every day? register here Deforestation, in places like the Amazon, contributes to biodiversity loss.Credit: Ivan Valencia/Bloomberg/Getty Biodiversity COP15 will go ahead in Canada The United Nations has announced that a pivotal summit to finalize a new global agreement on environmental protections will be held in December, after a two-year delay due to the pandemic. COP15, the 15thRead News

The US Army is participating in Finland’s Exercise Arrow 22

SÄKYLÄ, Finland – U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, along with their allies from the United Kingdom, Latvia, and Estonia, participated in high-intensity, live-fire force-on-force engagements during the exercise Arrow 22, May 1-14, 2022. Exercise Arrow is an annual planned multinational pre-exercise event where visiting forces train with the Finnish Defense Forces to increase military readiness and develop combat interoperability between nations participating partners. The multinational soldiers simulated combat scenarios where dismounted and foot soldiers fought while using the Multiple Integrated Laser Combat System, or MILES. They jumped, took cover behind trees to fire, and reloaded justRead News

HIV testing before and during the spread of COVID-19

Elizabeth A. DiNenno, dr.1; Kevin P. Delaney, Dr. 1; Marc A. Pitasi, MPH1; Robin MacGowan, MPH1; Gillian Miles, MPH1; Andre Dailey, MSPH1; Cari Courtenay-Quirk, dr.1; Kathy Byrd, MD1; Dominique Thomas, MPA1; John T. Brooks, MD1; Demetre Daskalakis, MD; Nicoline Collins, MPH1 (Show author connection) Discussion In 2020, the number of HIV tests reported to CDC and BPHC-funded institutions and some commercial laboratories decreased sharply compared to 2019. All racial and ethnic groups and population groups surveyed experienced a significant reduction in HIV testing, including populations with increased potential. for HIV acquisitions, including blacks and Latinos, MSM, and transgender people, allRead News

The United States and Australia will perform in Budapest on the sixth night

2022 FINA WORLD AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS The United States remains the overall leader on the medal table with no signs of slowing down for six days of competition here in Budapest. Lilly King and Ryan Murphy were the individual winners of the event for the stars n’stripes, with the former topping the podium in the women’s 200m breaststroke, while the latter taking gold in the men’s 200m back. King’s win makes her only the second woman, along with Russia’s Yuliya Efimova, to have earned gold medals in all 3 breaststroke distances during her World Cup career. For Murphy, although the formerRead News

US Senate approves bipartisan gun bill backed by Senator John Cornyn

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to date on Texas ’most essential news. WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. John Cornyn was able to pass important gun legislation in the Senate on Thursday, an achievement that came just weeks after 19 children and two teachers were killed in a school shooting in Uvalde. Known as the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, Cornyn spent twenty years of political capital to move the bill, in what was an almost inconceivable step for a Republican who represents a state that often proudly announces that it has the most fire andRead News

$ 450 Million New US Aid to Ukraine – US State Department

Pursuant to a delegation of authority from the President, I authorize our 13th withdrawal of weapons and equipment from U.S. Department of Defense inventories for the defense of Ukraine beginning August 2021, up to $450 million. This authorization will bring total US security assistance to Ukraine to more than $6.1 billion since Russia launched its large-scale, unprovoked and brutal invasion of Ukraine on February 24. The steady stream of security assistance from the US and our coalition of more than 40 allies and partners continues to bolster Ukraine’s defenses, enhancing its ability to defend its sovereign territory and securing hard-foughtRead News

US Attorney’s Office Issues Phone Scam Warning

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – The U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Northern District of Florida and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are warning the public about numerous scams involving individuals claiming to be U.S. attorneys, FBI agents, or other law enforcement officials. Individuals receiving such calls are encouraged to report the requests to their FBI Jacksonville department and file a consumer complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, which has the ability to detect fraudulent patterns from the information collected and share that data with law enforcement. During the calls, which appear to come from the Northern District United States Attorney’s Office phone number,Read News

United States to provide some ‘Havana Syndrome’ victims with six-figure compensation

Quel est le pays le plus accueillant en Afrique ? Pour ce qui est du classement des pays les plus accueillants en Afrique, l’Uganda se positionne en première place (25ème place mondiale), suivie du Maroc (37ème place mondiale) and in Kenya (46ème place mondiale). Quels sont les 10 pays les plus constructed in Afrique ? Top 10 Pays les Plus Developments d’Afrique Selon Leur PIB Nigeria. La République fédérale du Nigéria is the summer of the top 10 Pays les plus développés d’Afrique. … Africa you south. … Egypt. … Algeria. … Morocco. … Ethiopia. … Kenya. … Ghana. QuelRead News

Former US military pilot admits to acting as China’s paid agent and lying on national security forms

A former US Army helicopter pilot turned civilian contractor pleaded guilty today in federal court, admitting that he acted as an unregistered agent for China and accepted thousands of dollars from Chinese government representatives to provide information related to the defense aviation. contracting employers. He also pleaded guilty to making related false statements during national security background checks. Shapour Moinian, 67, of San Diego, served in the United States Army, Germany, and South Korea from approximately 1977 to 2000. After his service, Moinian worked for various licensed defense contractors in the United States, even in San Diego. as well asRead News

In the United States, enforcement of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act begins

Does China use child labor? Child labor is a growing concern. About 7.74 percent of children aged 10-15 are workers, although the legal working age in China is 16. Which countries still use Child Labor? The 10 worst performing countries in the Child Labor Index are: Somalia. North Korea. Eritrea. South Sudan. Guinea Bissau. Venezuela. Sead. Syria. What country has the most child Labour? In absolute terms, India (5.8 million) has the highest child labor for the 5-17 year old age range, followed by Bangladesh (5.0 million), Pakistan (3.4 million) and Nepal (2.0 million). When did child Labour end inRead News

Quad needs American Tech for Indo-Pacific Security

President Joe Biden embarked on one of his administration’s most high-profile and consequential diplomatic journeys in May. Against the backdrop of growing global tensions, notably the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the president traveled to Asia with the strategic goal of strengthening historical relations within the Indo-Pacific region. He met with several heads of state and provided a broader and more reassuring context on America’s vision of a free and stable Pacific. Despite an ambitious and far-reaching agenda, arguably the most significant development that occurred during this trip was the reaffirmation of the quadrilateral security dialogue by its founding members. ThisRead News

Japan-US Extended Deterrence Dialogue – United States Department of State

The Government of Japan and the Government of the United States of America held a bilateral Expanded Deterrence Dialogue (EDD) at King’s Bay Naval Base, Georgia, from June 21 to 22, 2022. The Japanese side was co-chaired by Mr. Kanai Masaaki, Deputy Director General, Office of North American Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Yamato Taro, Deputy Director General, Office of Defense Policy, Ministry of Defense, while the US side was co-chaired by Ms. Alexandra Bell, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, Department of State, and Mr. Richard Johnson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense forRead News

The US Navy is taking part in the African Lion exercise in 2022

Participating ships and aircraft include the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Arlington (LPD 24), the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78), and one P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance aircraft. assigned to the Watch Squadron (VP) 9. “African Lion 2022 is an opportunity to highlight our shared commitment to protecting the waters around Africa with our allies and partners,” said Amman Counter Jeffrey Spivey, director of the partnership program. United States Naval Forces Europe-Africa. “Lessons learned during the exercise will help improve our collective capabilities to combat transnational threats and promote maritime security in the region.”Read News

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The United States needs people to stand up for abortion

Roe v Wade’s defeat would be an economic, social and human rights tragedy, writes Sharon Lau The unprecedented leakage of a draft US Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v Wade’s 1973 decision to legalize abortion in the United States caused shockwaves around the world as women and human rights activists wrestled with the possible consequences. The content of the draft opinion was not a surprise to those who have dedicated their lives to maintaining and extending abortion rights, especially those working in countries that are hostile to abortion. As part of the Whole Woman’s Health (WWH) and WholeRead News

United States Provides Emergency Humanitarian Aid in Response to Floods and Disasters in Bangladesh | Advertising | US Agency for International Development

The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing $ 250,000 in immediate assistance to support people affected by severe floods and landslides in northeastern Bangladesh who have negatively affected more than 4.3 million people. So far, seasonal monsoons, the worst in more than 120 years, and floods have killed at least 30 people, displaced hundreds of thousands and damaged or destroyed more than 155,000 homes, as well as essential roads and infrastructure. With these funds, the U.S. government supports USAID CARE and Save the Children partners to address the immediate needs of flood-affected communitiesRead News

The case for a new strategic pact between the United States and Saudi Arabia

The meeting between President Franklin D. Roosevelt and King Abdulaziz Al Saud aboard the USS Quincy in the Suez Canal on 14 February 1945 launched the unlikely partnership between the United States and Saudi Arabia. The resulting agreement was straightforward: the United States needed unhindered access to the vast oil reservoirs beneath Al Saud’s desert sands, and Saudi Arabia needed protection from voracious neighbors and great powers. Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies and Director of the International Affairs Fellowship for Permanent International Relations Scholars But in recent years, the US-Saudi strategic partnership has frayed.Read News

Civilian Deaths in Mali – United States Department of State

The United States is shocked to learn of the violence in Mali’s Bandiagara and Gao provinces over the weekend, which killed more than 100 civilians. The development comes at a time when violence in Ménaka has also killed scores of civilians and displaced thousands more. The United States stands with the people of Mali in these heinous acts against civilians, and our thoughts stand with the families of those killed. We wish a speedy recovery to those injured, and we will continue to work with our accountable international partners in Mali to build a brighter and more secure future forRead News