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Press freedom threat seen in prosecuting WikiLeaks’ Assange

Academics, civil rights lawyers and journalists worry that an attempt by the United States to put WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange behind bars could damage the free speech protections provided by the First Amendment. The prospect of such a prosecution became … more

Lawyer Court grants Islamic scholar bail amid rape inquiry

PARIS — A lawyer representing one of two women who have accused Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan of raping them in France says a court has approved Ramadan’s release from jail. Lawyer Francis Szpiner said a French court granted the 56-year-old … more

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Judge in Italy orders trial for Berlusconi in escort case

ROME — A judge in southern Italy has ordered that former three-time premier Silvio Berlusconi go on trial over a case involving women procured for his summer villas. Prosecutors have alleged that Berlusconi gave a businessman hundreds of thousands of … more



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  • Louis Riel, "Father of Manitoba," Executed for Treason (1885)
    on 11/16/2018 at 5:00 am

    Of French and Métis parentage, Riel grew up in the Red River Settlement in what is now Manitoba, whose establishment in 1870 he precipitated by leading a revolt of Métis and indigenous peoples against the transfer of the Hudson's Bay Company territory to Canada. Riel was outlawed for his role in the rebellion, but that did not deter him from […]