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USA | Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death is a terrible opportunity for Trump

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"Sometimes it felt like she was America’s last hope. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court judge since 1993, achieved celebrity status during Trump’s four years. Affectionately given the nickname “Notorious R.B.G” by a slew of online followers, she was the subject of superhero memes and the inspiration for much light-hearted merchandise (Urban Outfitters stocks T-shirts emblazoned with her face and her famously blunt quotes, and I gifted a friend in Brooklyn a cuddly Ginsburg doll for her newborn last year.)
Beneath the jokes, the quotes and the well-designed tote bags, however, ran an undercurrent of anxiety and fear. The fact that Supreme Court judges have lifetime appointments meant that many were morbidly obsessed with Ginsburg — who battled cancer on numerous occasions, and died of its complications today — staying alive long enough to get to the election. She herself clearly felt the same way, if NPR’s reports about her dying wishes are to be believed: “My most fervent wish is …

Iran: At least Two People Executed in Mashhad; One Possibly a Juvenile Offender

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Iran Human Rights (IHR); November 20, 2019: According to the Iranian official media, two people were executed at Mashhad prison, northeastern Iran, Sunday.

According to the official news outlet Iran Online, a man was executed for murder and assault a minor girl on Sunday, November 17, 2019. 

It is mentioned that the man, called J, was 26 at the time of the execution. 

However, the date of the crime was November 24, 2010. 

Therefore, he might be under 18 at the time of committing a crime.

Iran Human Rights is investigating the case and will report the result as soon as possible. 

Other report published by the Iranian newspaper, Khorasan, shows that another man, called Javad A, 31, was also executed on Sunday for murder.

Source: Iran Human Rights, Staff, November 20, 2019


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