Redistricting in Florida: Ron DeSantis takes Democrats out of the equation

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To receive it in your inbox, subscribe for free here. Washington CNN — It’s a funny time to be a Democrat in Florida. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has proposed an aggressive partisan shuffling of state congressional boundaries that will likely help his party win … Read more

Indonesia passes landmark sexual violence law

Indonesia’s parliament on Tuesday passed a long-awaited bill to combat sexual violence, aimed at providing a legal framework for victims to seek justice in a country where sexual abuse has often been considered a private matter. A majority of lawmakers backed the bill in the plenary session of parliament, overcoming opposition from some conservative groups … Read more

Access to abortion under renewed threat in Oklahoma and Missouri

CNN — As abortion rights advocates could score several victories across US states in the coming days, they are sounding the alarm over a bill from Oklahoma that would ban nearly all abortions that might be enacted into law. . Here are some of the moves this week in state legislatures and by heads of … Read more

Abortion, LGBTQ Rights and More: A Roundup of Controversial Red State Actions

CNN — Republican-led states across the country have enacted a series of new restrictions on abortion, the rights of LGBTQ and transgender youth, and the discussion of critical race theory. Here’s a look at some of the legislation passed this session, where the bills are coming from, and what’s under consideration. The flurry of activity … Read more

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan calls for snap elections

CNN — Imran Khan survived an attempt to impeach him as Pakistani prime minister on Sunday, after a vote of no confidence was blocked in parliament by the vice president. Khan, who is facing the toughest challenge of his political career, has asked the country’s president to dissolve parliament and called on the nation to … Read more

Indiana: How a Diverse Coalition in a Red State Ended Anti-CRT Legislation

CNN — Parents and teachers were shocked after an Indiana state senator introduced a bill requiring teachers to remain neutral when teaching about Nazism. And in less than two days, a coalition to defeat the bill was born. “Within 36 hours, we had organized more than a dozen community members and partners to testify against … Read more

Utah enacts ban on anti-trans sports after Republican lawmakers override GOP governor’s veto

CNN — Young transgender athletes in Utah have been banned from competing on women’s and women’s sports teams after GOP state lawmakers on Friday overturned their Republican governor’s veto to enact the controversial measure. HB 11 had been vetoed earlier this week by Governor Spencer Cox, who questioned its necessity and stressed that it targets … Read more

Highlights on John Major | CNN

CNN — Here is a glimpse into the life of Sir John Major, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Date of Birth: March 29, 1943 Place of birth: Carshalton, Surrey Birth name: John Major Dad: Abraham Thomas Ball, stage name – Tom Major, performer Mother: Gwen (Coates) Major, dancer Marriage: Norma (Johnson) Major (1970–present) … Read more

Beheading of Noor Mukadam: Zahir Jaffer sentenced to death for brutal murder

Courtesy of Shaukhat Mukkadam Islamabad CNN — A Pakistani man has been convicted of murdering the daughter of a prominent diplomat in a brutal beheading case that has sparked renewed calls for better protection for victims of domestic abuse. An Islamabad judge sentenced Zahir Jaffer to death on Thursday for killing 27-year-old Noor Mukadam last … Read more