More than 250 Russians in London demand Navalny’s freedom

More than 250 Russians in London demand Navalny’s freedom

Demonstrators march during a rally in support of jailed Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny in Saint Petersburg, Russia April 21, 2021. REUTERS/Anton VaganovMore than 250 people demanded Russian President Vladimir Putin free jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, chanting “Freedom to Navalny” outside the Russian embassy in London on Wednesday.Navalny has become the leader of the…

US working to add $300 million in civilian aid to Afghanistan -Blinken

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during a news conference at NATO’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium April 14, 2021. Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoThe Biden administration is working with Congress to provide nearly $300 million in civilian aid to Afghanistan, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday, funds the Trump administration conditioned…

Chauvin verdict reenergizes debate over Supreme Court’s legal deference for police

Chauvin verdict reenergizes debate over Supreme Court’s legal deference for police

CLOSE The doctrine of qualified immunity has been used to protect police from civil lawsuits and trials. Here’s why it was put in place. USA TODAYWASHINGTON – Civil rights leaders and progressive Democrats rapidly shifted from praising the guilty verdict in the historic trial of Derek Chauvin this week to calling for systemic changes to law enforcement, reenergizing a debate over a controversial…