Every year incarcerated workers in the US produce at least $11 billion in goods and services, in exchange for pennies per hour in wages and a lack of basic protection against labour exploitation and abuse.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations filed a lawsuit against the City of Houston on behalf of a business that lost its contract because it refused to pledge support for Israel.
New measures include plans for the Justice Department to crack down on self-assembled "ghost guns," and make "stabilising braces" subject to registration under the National Firearms Act.
Defence lawyers argued in Donald Trump's impeachment trial that the former president bore no responsibility for the deadly attack on the US Capitol while accusing Democrats of “hatred” and “hypocrisy.”
The message comes amid concerns that the Trump-supporting extremists who raided the Capitol to stop the certification of Joe Biden as the next president, have supporters in the armed forces and law enforcement.
With Joe Biden focusing on a smooth transition and only 12 days to go in President Trump's term, officials on both sides are trying their best for a second impeachment or for VP Mike Pence to take over as president.
A federal judge gave the Justice Department until next Wednesday to provide the blacked out material from the Robert Mueller report that was subpoenaed by the House Judiciary Committee.
The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution passed by Congress on June 4, 1919, gave American women the right to vote.
A heavily-armed student opened fire in Santa Fe High School; the latest mass shooting to devastate the US. The tragedy takes place just three months after the massacre in Parkland, Florida, where a former student killed 17 people.
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