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Trump must release his tax returns or be barred from state’s 2020 election ballot, Illinois senate votes

Trump must release his tax returns or be barred from state’s 2020 election ballot, Illinois senate votesDonald Trump will have to release five years of tax returns if he wants appear on the Illinois 2020 presidential ballot, the state's senate has ruled. The bill, which still requires approval by the Prairie State's House of Representatives, comes amid a growing row in Washington over Mr Trump’s unprecedented refusal to make publicly available his income tax returns. The US Treasury ignored a congressional deadline to release the documents earlier this week. Treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin claimed the request by the House ways and means committee was “politically motivated”. Mr Trump himself has claimed that he cannot release his tax returns because they are under audit, although technically there is nothing preventing him from doing so. In Illinois, the bill would need to be signed into law by Democratic governor Jay Robert Pritzjer, if it passes through the House which is also controlled by Mr Trump's political rivals. Mr Pritzjer is yet to take a public stance on the issue. Tony Munoz, the state senator who sponsored the bill said: “If you want to run for vice president or president of the United States, hey, what’s wrong with providing your tax returns for the past five years?” The veteran Democrat added: “If you’ve got nothing to hide, you shouldn’t worry about anything. That’s how I see it.”But the move drew complaints from Republicans in the senate. “This is, quite frankly, with all due respect to the sponsor, an embarrassing waste of the senate’s time,” said Dale Righter. “This is being pushed by a far-leftist organisation from the city of Chicago that wants to be able to get up and chirp about the president of the United States."Ilinois is not the only state where legislation to codify standard practices surrounding tax disclosures for presidential candidates is being advanced. The Washington state senate last month approved legislation that would legally require all presidential candidates to release the last five years of their personal tax returns in order to have their names featured on both primary and general voting ballots.New Jersey has also advanced a similar bill to the state’s general assembly that would force candidates to disclose their recent tax returns.



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A Valedictorian Was Barred From Delivering His High School Graduation Speech. He Spoke by Megaphone Instead

A Valedictorian Was Barred From Delivering His High School Graduation Speech. He Spoke by Megaphone Instead"The young people will win' because we’re finished being complacent"



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Joseph DeAngelo's attorney wants body pictures barred

Joseph DeAngelo's attorney wants body pictures barredThe 72-year-old former Auburn police officer who authorities suspect is the East Area Rapist appeared briefly Wednesday in Sacramento County court his lawyer tried to limit additional evidence from being gathered. Public defender Diane Howard wants to bar prosecutors from collecting DeAngelo’s DNA and fingerprints and taking photos of his body, according to a motion she filed in Sacramento County Superior Court. The district attorney’s office is fighting back, saying a judge has already approved a warrant seeking the evidence.



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Wife of Taiwan activist jailed in China barred from visiting

Wife of Taiwan activist jailed in China barred from visitingThe wife of a Taiwanese democracy activist who was jailed in China in a case which further strained relations was Tuesday barred from boarding a flight to visit him in prison. Human rights and democracy activists have been targeted in Chinese President Xi Jinping’s crackdown on dissent since he took power in 2012. Taipei had called Lee’s jailing “unacceptable” and a serious blow to cross-strait relations, while his wife Lee Ching-yu called his trial a “political show”.



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Japanese politician barred from bringing baby to council session

Japanese politician barred from bringing baby to council sessionA local Japanese politician has stirred debate after she was forbidden from bringing her baby into a council session. In a case that contrasts starkly with the Australian lawmaker who breastfed her baby in parliament, Yuka Ogata was told she could not take part in the assembly on Wednesday if she had her seven-month-old son with her.  Officials of the Kumamoto municipal assembly said visitors and observers were forbidden from the floor, and that included the young children of politicians. The session eventually started 40 minutes late after Ms Ogata agreed to leave the infant with a friend.  It was the first time Ms Ogata had attended a plenary session since she gave birth to her son, the BBC reported. She said she wanted to show how difficult it was for women to continue careers and bring up children.   Ms. Yuka Ogata (Ogata is her family), one of a few female members of Kumamoto's City Council, has received… t.co/Q4KirSrif1— Kumamoto-i (@Kumamotoi) November 23, 2017 "I wanted the assembly to be a place where women who are raising children can also do a great job," she told the Mainichi newspaper. The council said it would discuss ways to support lawmakers who had young children.  "We would like to work on a system where assembly members can participate in meetings with their children," Speaker Yoshitomo Sawada, according to the Mainichi. Her move has sparked debate online with supporters saying she was brave and opponents questioning if it was a good idea to bring a baby to a workplace. "I think her act was wonderful. People wouldn't take problems seriously" if she hadn't shown up with the child, one Twitter user said. "Balancing work and child rearing isn't about being with a child all the time at a workplace," said another user, who identified herself as a fellow working mother. "I really cannot understand her action," wrote this user. Japan has consistently fared poorly in gender equality rankings in the developed world. Women are still often expected to give up work after having children, face chronic shortages of public childcare spots and regularly describe the existence of a “concrete” rather than glass ceiling preventing female workers from advancing to senior positions. So proud that my daughter Alia is the first baby to be breastfed in the federal Parliament! We need more #women & parents in Parli #auspolpic.twitter.com/w34nxWxG0y— Larissa Waters (@larissawaters) May 9, 2017 In contrast, Senator Larissa Waters returned to parliament in Australia in May after giving birth to her second daughter  and brought her baby Alia Joy with her while she voted.  Furthermore, she made political history in the country by breastfeeding her daughter in the chamber. In Britain, an independent review in July last year concluded that allowing women to breastfeed would be "symbolic" and showcase the Commons as a "role-model parent friendly institution".



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Anti-Pipeline Activist Found Guilty After Being Barred From Mentioning Climate Change

Anti-Pipeline Activist Found Guilty After Being Barred From Mentioning Climate ChangeAfter a short trial lasting just a day and a half, climate activist and retiree Leonard Higgins was found guilty on Wednesday of a serious felony charge for his role in the “valve turner” protest last year that resulted in the brief shutdown of a tar sands pipeline in Montana.



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Foreign press barred from Zambia opposition court case

Foreign press barred from Zambia opposition court caseInternational media in Zambia were barred from a court Monday where opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema was due to appear on treason charges in a case that has fuelled political tensions. The High Court in Lusaka issued press accreditation cards to foreign media outlets last week but later withdrew them. “We initially withdrew the cards to activate the barcodes in good faith (but) unfortunately your applications have now been rejected,” Neto Zulu, senior assistant registrar at the court, told AFP and other media outlets.



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Girl barred from Malaysia chess competition over 'seductive' dress

Girl barred from Malaysia chess competition over 'seductive' dressA 12-year-old girl was barred from a Malaysian chess tournament over her “seductive” dress, her coach has claimed, igniting public outrage against the organisers of the competition in the Muslim-majority nation. The Malaysian Chess Federation on Tuesday said it would investigate and denied that religious sensitivities had prompted the decision to exclude the young player, as it seeks to curb the public backlash. In a widely-shared Facebook post, trainer Kaushal Khandhar said his pupil felt “harassed and humiliated” after being forced to withdraw in the middle of the the National Scholastic Chess Championship on April 14.



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Arkansas judge who joined protest barred from execution case

Arkansas judge who joined protest barred from execution caseLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A judge who lay on a cot as though he were a death row inmate on a gurney after issuing an order halting Arkansas' multiple execution plan was barred from taking up any capital punishment-related cases and referred to a disciplinary panel.



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Arkansas judge barred from execution cases after protest

Arkansas judge barred from execution cases after protestLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A judge who lay on a cot as though he were a death row inmate on a gurney after issuing an order halting Arkansas' multiple execution plan was barred Monday from taking up any capital punishment-related cases and referred to a disciplinary panel.



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