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No future, no children: Teens refusing to have kids until there's action on climate change

No future, no children: Teens refusing to have kids until there's action on climate changeCanadian Emma Lim is pledgeing NoFutureNoChildren until her government takes serious action against climate change. And it's cathcing on globally.



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Artists refusing to make gay wedding invitations win US legal battle

Artists refusing to make gay wedding invitations win US legal battleTwo Arizona artists who refused to create invitations to same-sex weddings due to their Christian beliefs were within their legal rights, the US state's top court ruled Monday. The state Supreme Court's decision invalidates previous judgments against the two women for violating a "human relations ordinance" introduced by the southwestern city of Phoenix to safeguard LGBTQ rights. According to their lawyers, the two artists could have faced up to six months in prison and a $ 2,500 fine each time they refused to make invitations to gay weddings.



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Three migrant children die of flu in detention with US authorities refusing to give vaccines, as reports of child molesting emerge

Three migrant children die of flu in detention with US authorities refusing to give vaccines, as reports of child molesting emergeAt least three migrant children being held in detention centres have died at least in part from the flu, but US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) says that it does not plan on giving immigrant families it detains vaccines as winter approaches.The decision has renewed criticism of the squalid conditions in US detention centres, as further reports suggest children are being molested in some sites while in the care of the government.



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Trump was 'too busy' to take her phone call about the El Paso shooting, a Democratic lawmaker said. She's now refusing to join him during his visit to the city.

Trump was 'too busy' to take her phone call about the El Paso shooting, a Democratic lawmaker said. She's now refusing to join him during his visit to the city.President Donald Trump's planned visit to El Paso, Texas, where a gunman killed at least 22 people, is not sitting well with some of its leaders.



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School will no longer be recognised as Catholic after refusing to fire gay teacher, church officials say

School will no longer be recognised as Catholic after refusing to fire gay teacher, church officials sayA school that refused to fire a gay teacher as ordered by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis says it has been told by church officials that it will no longer be recognised as Catholic. But school leaders pledged to keep the institution's religious identification.The archdiocese announced in a statement that it would no longer recognise Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, an independently operated school, because it was not insisting that all employees "be supportive of all teachings of the Catholic Church," the Catholic News Agency reported. The church is against homosexual activity.A statement by the Reverend Brian G Paulson, who heads the Midwest Province of Jesuits, said the archdiocese told Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School two years ago not to renew the contract of a teacher whose "marital status does not conform to church doctrine." He also said the decision, to be formalised in a church decree, would be appealed through a church process and would go as high as the Vatican "if necessary."Leaders of Brebeuf Jesuit posted an open letter to their community on the Indianapolis school's website saying the archdiocese had directly inserted itself into a school governance matter in an "unprecedented" way and that it would not do what Archbishop Charles Thompson had demanded.The letter said in part: "Specifically, Brebeuf Jesuit has respectfully declined the Archdiocese's insistence and directive that we dismiss a highly capable and qualified teacher due to the teacher being a spouse within a civilly-recognised same-sex marriage."The unidentified teacher was said by Mr Paulson to be "a valued employee" who does not teach religion. He wrote that Brebeuf Jesuit became aware through social media "that one of its teachers entered into a civil marriage with a person of the same sex."According to the Associated Press, a school operated by the archdiocese, Indianapolis Roncalli High School, has fired or suspended two guidance counsellors in the past year because they are in same-sex marriages.Brebeuf Jesuit's leaders who signed the open letter are the Reverend William Verbryke, the school president; W Patrick Bruen, chair of the school's Board of Trustees; and Daniel M Lechleiter, chair-elect of the trustees board. They promised in the letter that the school's mission would not change as a result of this conflict with the archdiocese."We understand that this news will likely spur a host of emotions, questions and even confusion in the days ahead. Please be assured, the Archdiocese's decision will not change the mission or operations of Brebeuf Jesuit."On Friday, the school's name was not on the archdiocese's list of Catholic schools in its region.The church says there are 68 Catholic schools – 57 elementary schools and 11 high schools – in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, according to its website. Collectively, they enrolled some 23,200 students during the 2018-2019 school year.Most of those schools are operated by a school division within the archdiocese, which is headed by Superintendent Gina Kuntz Fleming, who did not return phone calls about Brebeuf Jesuit. While Brebeuf Jesuit is a Catholic school within the archdiocese, it is independently operated. The school has nearly 800 students in grades nine through 12.The school leaders' letter said that, while the archdiocese "may choose to no longer attend or participate in the school's Masses and formal functions, Brebeuf Jesuit is, and will always be, a Catholic Jesuit school."It also said church leaders assured them that "Jesuit priests may continue to serve at Brebeuf Jesuit and will retain their ability to celebrate the sacraments of the Catholic Church."The Washington Post



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House Dem. Threatens Trump Officials with ‘Incarceration’ for Refusing to Honor Subpoenas

House Dem. Threatens Trump Officials with ‘Incarceration’ for Refusing to Honor SubpoenasRepresentative Gerry Connolly (D., Va.), a member of the House Oversight Committee, said Friday that the panel might resort to the threat of incarceration should Trump administration officials continue to ignore its numerous subpoena-backed requests for documents.“We're going to resist, and if a subpoena is issued and you're told you must testify, we will back that up,” Connolly told CNN's Wolf Blitzer. “And we will use any and all power in our command to make sure it's backed up — whether that's a contempt citation, whether that's going to court and getting that citation enforced, whether it's fines, whether it's possible incarceration. We will go to the max to enforce the constitutional role of the legislative branch of government.”The president and his advisers have said explicitly that they will not yield to Democrats' demands that officials testify before the Oversight Committee regarding the issuance of security clearances, the formation of the so-called zero-tolerance immigration-enforcement policy, and other matters.White House adviser Stephen Miller, former security-clearance official Carl Kline, and John Gore, a deputy assistant attorney general in the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, have thus far all refused to come before the panel.Connolly emphasized in particular the Committee's desire to hear from Miller, whom he called Trump's "immigration whisperer," regarding what measures the administration plans to take to harden the southern border in the wake of Secretary of Homeland Security Kierstjen Nielsen's departure.“We want to hear from him: What is your thinking, what is it you've been advising the president, and where is it you think you're going to be taking us as a country with these kinds of policies and personnel changes?” Connolly said of Miller.



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Chelsea Manning jailed for refusing to testify in inquiry into Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

Chelsea Manning jailed for refusing to testify in inquiry into Julian Assange and WikiLeaksChelsea Manning, who was jailed in 2013 for leaking US military secrets to WikiLeaks, was arrested again on Friday for refusing to testify in a grand jury investigation targeting the anti-secrecy group. US District Judge Claude Hilton ordered Manning to be held not as punishment but to force her testimony in the secret case, according to a spokesman for the US attorney in the Alexandria, Virginia federal court. "Chelsea Manning has been remanded into federal custody for her refusal to provide testimony" to a grand jury in Arlington, Virginia, said a statement from her support group The Sparrow Project. They cited the judge in the case, Claude Hilton, as saying Manning would be held indefinitely "until she purges or the end of the life of the grand jury." Manning, 31, was held in contempt of court after refusing earlier this week to testify for an investigation into actions by WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange in 2010, according to her own description. Whistleblower Chelsea Manning has been placed in jail to coerce her to testify against Julian Assange. Whistleblowers are now being forced to testify against journalists. A new angle in the attack on media freedom. More: t.co/jFzuiRUaYo Fund: t.co/X51GmHBUQH— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) March 8, 2019 Manning, a transgender woman then known as Bradley Manning, was a military intelligence analyst at the time who delivered more than 700,000 classified documents related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan into WikiLeaks's hands. She became a hero to anti-war and anti-secrecy activists and her actions helped make WikiLeaks a force in the global anti-secrecy movement. In 2013, she was sentenced to 35 years in prison.  She was released in 2017, after President Barack Obama commuted the final 28 years of her 35-year sentence.  Anticipating the contempt charge, Manning said Thursday she had asserted her constitutional rights to refuse to answer questions the day before even as she was offered immunity for her testimony. She objected to the secret nature of grand juries, which can interview witnesses without their attorneys present. "All of the substantive questions pertained to my disclosures of information to the public in 2010 – answers I provided in extensive testimony, during my court-martial in 2013," she said. "In solidarity with many activists facing the odds, I will stand by my principles. I will exhaust every legal remedy available," she said. "My legal team continues to challenge the secrecy of these proceedings, and I am prepared to face the consequences of my refusal." tomorrow i’m facing a sealed contempt hearing for refusing to testify at a secret grand jury over my 2010 disclosures statement: pic.twitter.com/M1uhssUzXh— Chelsea E. Manning (@xychelsea) March 7, 2019 Manning spent more than three years in prison in 2013-2017, during which she underwent gender transition therapy, spent time in solitary confinement and attempted suicide twice. Last year she ran for the Democratic Party's nomination to the US Senate in Maryland but failed to unseat the incumbent Democrat Ben Cardin. The US government has been investigating Assange and WikiLeaks for years and has stepped up its efforts against the Britain-based group after it served as an outlet for internal Democratic communications that Washington alleges were stolen by hackers from Russia's GRU intelligence agency during the 2016 US election. Fearing arrest and extradition to the United States, Assange has been sheltering in Ecuador's embassy in London since 2012. He says WikiLeaks's publishing of US secrets is no different than what the mass media does and he should enjoy the same protections as journalists.



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Chelsea Manning jailed for contempt after refusing to testify in WikiLeaks grand jury investigation

Chelsea Manning jailed for contempt after refusing to testify in WikiLeaks grand jury investigationJudge jails Chelsea Manning for contempt after she refused to testify before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks.



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ISIS Bride’s Family Sues Trump Admin. for Refusing Her Entry into U.S.

ISIS Bride’s Family Sues Trump Admin. for Refusing Her Entry into U.S.The father of Hoda Muthana, the Alabama woman who traveled to Syria to join ISIS in 2014, has filed suit against a number of Trump administration officials over their refusal to allow her to return to the U.S.Attorneys for the Constitutional Law Center for Muslims in America filed suit Friday in federal court in Washington, D.C. against President Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Attorney General William Barr, challenging the officials' determination that Muthana is not a U.S. citizen and, as such, should not be allowed to re-enter the U.S.The question of Muthana's citizenship centers on whether her father was serving as a Yemeni diplomat when she was born in New Jersey in 1994. Her attorneys claim her father was discharged from his diplomatic post nearly two months before she was born, and that she is thus entitled to birthright citizenship under the 14th Amendment.Muthana has an 18-month-old son fathered by one of the three ISIS fighters she was married to during her time in the caliphate. She was taken recently to a refugee camp in northern Syria by Kurdish fighters, where she has pleaded in a series of interviews to be allowed to return home.The suit filed Friday argues that Muthana's father is “entitled to send his daughter money to ensure the survival of his daughter and grandson, and enable them safe passage home, without subjecting himself to criminal liability.”Muthana's family claims she is aware she will be prosecuted upon returning home and is willing to accept her punishment.“In Ms. Muthana’s words, she recognizes that she has ‘ruined’ her own life, but she does not want to ruin the life of her young child,” Muthana's attorneys told AL.com in a statement. “Citizenship is a core right under the Constitution, and once recognized should not be able to be unilaterally revoked by tweet—no matter how egregious the intervening conduct may be.”



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An 11-Year-Old Student Was Arrested in Florida After Refusing to Stand for the Pledge of Allegiance

An 11-Year-Old Student Was Arrested in Florida After Refusing to Stand for the Pledge of AllegianceThe 11-year-old was charged with disruption and resisting arrest



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