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R. Kelly receives 30-year prison sentence for racketeering and sex trafficking
US & Canada · Chicago

R. Kelly receives 30-year prison sentence for racketeering and sex trafficking

52% Center coverage: 237 sources
Multi-platinum R&B singer R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Wednesday. He was convicted of sex trafficking last year for exploiting his stardom and wealth. Kelly used his wealth to lure women and underage girls for sex, prosecutors said. He is separately facing trial in Chicago on child sex images and obstruction charges. Kelly was himself the victim of child sex abuse, and detailed in his autobiography how he was raped by a female family member when he was eight.See the Story
Supreme Court allows Biden to end Trump-era 'Remain in Mexico' policy
US & Canada · Washington

Supreme Court allows Biden to end Trump-era 'Remain in Mexico' policy

56% Center coverage: 158 sources
Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program forces asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for the duration of their immigration proceedings. The Trump administration sent an estimated 70,000 people back to Mexico. Since early December 2021, under what immigration advocates call MPP 2.0, the Biden administration has sent back far fewer.See the Story
Biden says he supports overriding filibuster to protect abortion rights
Abortion · Washington

Biden says he supports overriding filibuster to protect abortion rights

55% Center coverage: 152 sources
President Biden said he would support changing the Senate's filibuster rules for Congress to pass a federal law codifying Roe v. Wade. With the current 60-vote threshold, Democrats have few legislative options to fight the end of the nationwide right to an abortion. Biden clarified that he believes the right to privacy should be codified, which would protect more than just abortion access.See the Story

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Europe · London

Jos Buttler named England white-ball captain after Eoin Morgan retirement

44% Left coverage: 16 sources
Jos Buttler has been named England's new white-ball captain. The 31-year-old replaces Eoin Morgan, who has retired from international cricket. Buttler will take charge of 12 games in July, including T20 and ODI series against India and South Africa.See the Story

Kanye West sued for allegedly sampling a song illegally on Donda 2

Coverage: 4 sources
Kanye West is being sued for allegedly using a song without permission. Ultra International Music Publishing LLC claims the song Flowers on Donda 2 includes a sample for Marshall Jefferson's 1986 dance song Move Your Body."West advocates for artists' rights with one hand, yet has no shame in taking away rights from another artist with the other," the lawsuit said.See the Story
Lewis Hamilton

Piquet suspended as member of British racing drivers' club

Coverage: 5 sources
Nelson Piquet has been suspended as an honorary member of the British Racing Drivers' Club. The 69-year-old used racist language towards Lewis Hamilton in a Brazilian podcast last year. The BRDC, which owns the Silverstone circuit that hosts this weekend's British Grand Prix, said his language was inappropriate and unacceptable.See the Story
Lewis Hamilton

Verstappen defends Nelson Piquet after Hamilton racist slur: 'He's definitely not a racist'

50% Left coverage: 4 sources
Max Verstappen insists Nelson Piquet is not racist and believes it is wrong to expel him from Formula One. The Dutch driver also claims the offensive remarks have been blown out of proportion. The British Racing Drivers' Club, which owns Silverstone, announced they were suspending Pique's membership.See the Story
Rugby Union

Deon Fourie extends Stormers stay, signs new two-year contract

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Deon Fourie has signed a two-year contract extension with the Stormers. The flanker recently reached 100 Stormers caps. Fourie is part of the Springbok squad facing Wales in the upcoming three-match Test series. Stormers head coach John Dobson said he could not be more delighted for Fourie.See the Story

Putin denies Russia's role in looming global food crisis

Coverage: 2 sources
Putin blames Western sanctions imposed on Russia saying they created conditions that made it difficult to deliver certain food products internationally. Ukraine, a major exporter of grain, has seen its production blocked by Moscow's military offensive, sparking a surge in prices. The Kremlin announced this week that it had "responded positively" to the invitation to the G20 summit.See the Story
Africa · South Africa

‘We do not need to relive apartheid days: NGOs slam Motsoaledi for attack on Helen Suzman Foundation

Coverage: 2 sources
Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi attacked the Helen Suzman Foundation. The foundation said earlier this month it would be taking the department to court. The ZEP is set to expire at the end of the year. In a statement this week, Mot soaledi accused the foundation and other NGOs of trying to "dislodge" the government.See the Story
Africa · Tulbagh

Man accused of killing 4 in Tulbagh will remain in custody

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Makubulelwa Dada was charged with four counts of murder, one of attempted murder, and of being in the country illegally. The case was postponed on Thursday for him to appoint a Legal Aid lawyer, and for his immigration status to be verified. Western Cape Police Oversight and Community Safety MEC Reagen Allen will visit the scene in Tulbagh on Friday.See the Story

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