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Sudan Will Scrap Alcohol and Apostasy Laws, and End Flogging

Sudan Will Scrap Alcohol and Apostasy Laws, and End Flogging

Sudan Will Scrap Alcohol and Apostasy Laws, and End Flogging Sudan Will Scrap Alcohol and Apostasy Laws, and End Flogging NAIROBI, Kenya — Sudan will allow non-Muslims to consume alcohol, scrap its apostasy law and abolish the use of public flogging as a punishment as its transitional government eases decades of strict Islamist policies. The moves, announced late Saturday by …

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Europe’s Strong Labor Laws Aren’t a Guarantee for Lower-Wage Workers

Europe’s Strong Labor Laws Aren’t a Guarantee for Lower-Wage Workers

Europe’s Strong Labor Laws Aren’t a Guarantee for Lower-Wage Workers Europe’s Strong Labor Laws Aren’t a Guarantee for Lower-Wage Workers FRANKFURT — As the German airline Lufthansa struggles to stay in business, it’s no surprise that its employees are suffering, too. But as is the case at other struggling companies, some workers are suffering more than others. They are often …

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Virginia’s new laws on LGBT+ protections and gun background checks suggest shift in power

Virginia’s new laws on LGBT+ protections and gun background checks suggest shift in power

The leftward transformation of Virginia since Donald Trump was elected president crescendoed over the weekend, with the governor signing into law protections for LGBT+ residents, gun background checks, no jail time for simple marijuana possession and early voting. The flurry of new measures enacted by Ralph Northam, a Democrat, came five months after members of his party took control of the …

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Seeing Abortion Laws From a Teenager’s Point of View

Seeing Abortion Laws From a Teenager’s Point of View

Before writing her new movie, “Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” about the odyssey of a 17-year-old girl in present-day Pennsylvania seeking a legal abortion, the director Eliza Hittman embarked on a journey of her own. Hittman makes movies of quietly operatic intensity about vulnerable characters in unremarkable places. To find their narratives, she begins in the field, exploring prospective locations like …

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