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Can the U.S. government do anything to prevent Bytedance from taking it to the Supreme Court after the ban?

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Why did the UK Parliament not close all legal routes for appeal when passing the Safety of Rwanda act?

The Safety of Rwanda is quite broad but as per the opinion of legal experts it still leaves some routes for appeal: Section 4(4) goes on to provide for very limited circumstances in which a court can ...
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What would be the grounds for the US Chamber of Commerce to sue the FTC over its new rule concerning noncompetes?

Recently the Federal Trade Commission narrowly banned noncompetes in the United States, a move I believe they've been considering for a while. The Chamber of Commerce immediately stated they intended ...
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Why has the number of Germans in Kazakhstan begun to increase?

According to the latest census in Kazakhstan: "The 2021 Census revealed for the first time since the dissolution of the USSR, that the ethnic German population of Kazakhstan had increased to 226,...
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What options (short of abdication) might a Queen or King of England have to avoid giving royal assent, formally turning a bill into law?

The BBC's April 23, 2024 Rwanda: Why a migrant plane won’t be taking off anytime soon contains the following: While the bill has now passed through Parliament, the quickest a flight can take off is - ...
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How does legislation "tel(l) judges to ignore a range of human rights safeguards baked into the UK's complicated constitution"? With what words?

The BBC's April 23, 2024 Rwanda: Why a migrant plane won’t be taking off anytime soon contains the following: Legal challenges In June 2022, the battle to put the brakes on the first flight went all ...
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Why is home ownership so low in Switzerland?

According to Wiki and OECD data, only 42% of Swiss people own their home. This indicator is the lowest in Europe and the third lowest in the World. But why is this the case? Switzerland is one of the ...
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Is there an evidence that the antisemitic actions at the US universities were inspired by Russia? [closed]

It seems, such actions may alienate voters from voting for Democratic party and make them to choose to vote Trump instead. Particularly, Columbia University's president issued a statement, where she ...
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How can Ukraine "win" the war? [closed]

On the occasion of the new US financing of April 2024 there have been declarations (I think by President Zelensky) that this will help Ukraine win the war. My limited understanding of this war is that ...
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Why is "creating jobs" seen as good and "destroying jobs" seen as bad, even when there are major labour shortages?

During periods of (mass) unemployment, it seems reasonable for governments to pursue policies expected to create jobs, and therefore for politicians and political parties to propose and support such ...
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In simple words, how does UK's Conservative party manage to retain dominance? [closed]

UK's Conservative party is one of two main parties and arguably dominant in the UK. But I don't understand how did they manage to pull that off in the century XX with its urbanization. As one would ...
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What are the arguments for allowing MPs in the UK to work second jobs?

UK parliamentarians are permitted to hold second jobs unless they are ministers. Many MPs, particularly amongst the Conservatives, have availed themselves of this opportunity. For example, Jacob Rees-...
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Does NATO have its own "terrorist organization" and "state sponsor of terrorism" designations

The question is motivated by the report about Hamas shifting its headquarters to Istanbul, Turkey. In the same time, Hamas is considered a terrorist organization by many NATO members, including the ...
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What's the meaning of "the House has concurred in the Senate amendment to H.R. 815 with an amendment" (in H.Res. 1160)?

It's unclear to me what's the exact meaning of this wording from H.Res. 1160 Upon transmission to the Senate of a message that the House has concurred in the Senate amendment to H.R. 815 with an ...
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Except/before the IRGC vote/resolution, did the US Congress formally urge the EU to designate other organizations as terrorists?

H. Res. 288 passed by a large majority (411-14) on April 16 urges the EU to designate the IRGC as terrorists. Vote summary: Urging the European Union to expeditiously designate the Islamic ...
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Constitutionality of house of Congress passing separate bills and then combining them without vote on full bill

On April 20, 2024, the US House of Representatives passed a foreign aid package for Ukraine, Israel, Indo-Pacific, and miscellaneous other matters, which it plans to send to the Senate as one bill. ...
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What were the ways that some feared money from the recent US foreign aid package from the House could have gone to Hamas or terrorist organizations?

note: I know that some will see a missing "other" in the title. In Johnson's quote he doesn't use "other" the first time and does use it the second. I ran out of ASCII characters ...
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Companies carrying out private investigations and prosecutions

For a number of month, the British Post Office scandal has been a leading item in British news largely thanks to a an ITV television drama. For those who don't know about the scandal, the short ...
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Did Israeli officials confirm any sort of attack directly on Iranian territory?

BBC has this: But in Israel there was criticism over the limited scope of the attack. The far-right national security minister, Itamar Ben Gvir, posted on social media one word: "Lame." The ...
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Looking for a text where Lenin allegedly recommended that wage earners should invest their money in financial assets

I remember reading a short text a couple of years ago (possibly on social media), where the author stated that Lenin used to recommend that wage earners should invest their money in financial assets, ...
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List of the 23 provinces of China along with their capitals according to the People's Republic of China [closed]

The title of this article on baike.baidu.com is "中华人民共和国行政区划 (in English, Administrative Divisions of the People's Republic of China). The article states that there's a total of 34 省级行政区 (in ...
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What motives would Democrats have to vote either in favor or against vacating Mike Johnson's speakership if a motion to vacate were voted on?

Marjorie Taylor Greene is currently floating the idea of issuing a motion to vacate the Speakership of Mike Johnson in the House of Representatives in US Congress. This would be the second such motion ...
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Is there (anti-)correlation between antisemitic and islamphobic attitudes?

I am looking for opinion polls that studied simultaneously antisemitism and Islamophobia (negative attitudes to Muslims/Islam) in North America and Europe. I am particularly interested in (anti-)...
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Why don't Democrats let Representative Greene rename post offices, and how do they prevent her from doing so?

After 06:00 in CNN's April 19 18, 2024 MTG says GOP support is ‘growing’ to oust Speaker Johnson there are several quick clips of Democratic representatives suggesting they would not vote to vacate if ...
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Would a viable third party candidate legally have a chance in the House of Representatives?

Suppose there was an American third party candidate, who won a quarter of the popular vote, and a single large state or a handful of smaller ones: specifically with enough electoral votes so that ...
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How much of the components of Ukranian aid from the US is unconditionally free, with conditions and a simple long-term loan?

Apparently, while Biden did sign a Lend-Lease act specifically for Ukraine (which is like a long-term loan that needs to be repaid), he instead mainly used other US programs to supply economic and ...
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Why doesn't Israel withdraw from the territories occupied during the Six-Day War of 1967?

United Nations Security Council Resolution 242 asks for "withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from territories occupied in the recent conflict" (meaning the 1967 war). Many international ...
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Importance of the Middle East to Western and global economies [closed]

How importance is the Middle East to western and global economies? I suppose the main area of the economical importance are: The minerals (mostly oil and natural gas) The shipping to Asia (via Suez ...
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How does Richard Stengel propose to do away with paywalls for news, "—at least during the 2024 election"?

In the Ideas section of The Atlantic, Richard Stengel's April 14, 2024 Democracy Dies Behind Paywalls; The case for making journalism free—at least during the 2024 election itself trails off into the ...
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When was the last time a country intentionally attacked another's foreign consulate or embassy that wasn't on their soil?

In light of Israel's recent attack on the Iranian consulate in Syria (April 1, 2024), I'm wondering if this is the first case of a country engaging in hostilities by Intentionally attacking another's ...
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Has Trump changed his political views on Israel's war in Gaza?

Trump is a strong supporter of US ally Israel. On April 14, 2024, Washington Post reported - Trump supporters echo pro-Palestinian ‘genocide Joe’ chant: “Genocide Joe” is a phrase used by pro-...
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What prevents Russia from mimicking the Iranian attack against Israel? [closed]

A question that has been bugging me for a while is: why hasn't Russia tested NATO unity by carrying a relatively harmless or deniable attack against a NATO member? Though until recently I imagined ...
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Could Iran have obtained any valuable intelligence from its April 13 attack? [closed]

It seems that the Iranian April 13 attack against Israel had mostly political objectives: testing what western powers would and would not do to support Israel and their interests in the Middle East, ...
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Have any politicians or political groups set up their own cryptocurrencies?

I'm not asking merely about using existing cryptocurrencies to bypass sanctions, which is commonly done. Some cryptocurrencies are set up in such a way that the early 'miners' have easier (i.e. more ...
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Is Trump the first politician to have their own meme stock? [closed]

CNN says that Truth Social (stock) is essentially a meme stock associated with Trump. Is Trump the first politician to capitalize on their fame to sell a meme stock? (N.B. The stock's ticker is DJT--...
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Is the US acknowledging that it's losing some leverage over Ukraine by cutting off aid?

There's this quote from Ukrainian FM Kuleba doing the rounds on social media, essentially talking about a quid-pro-quo: more Patriots in exchange for less attacks on Russian oil infrastructure (which ...
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Why is Europe (at least France and the UK) less dovish than the US administration on Ukraine striking Russian oil refineries?

WaPo writes about the diverging views between Europe and the Biden administration on the conduct of the war by Ukraine, in re the Russian oil refineries: When Vice President Harris met privately with ...
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Has Trump explained how or at least how quickly he's going to stop WW3 if it starts before he gets into office? [closed]

TASS has been covering Trump's WW3 prognostication lately: World War III may break out before current US President Joe Biden leaves office, former US president Donald Trump told Fox News, adding that ...
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Why do protests happen in the light of their apparent futility?

Just today, Riot police called in to disperse angry locals after [a bishop] was attacked at Assyrian Christ The Good Shepherd church There seem to be an ingrained belief that when something bad ...
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Was the UNSC resolution that "called upon" Iran to not develop/test missiles also non-binding?

AP: Tehran also says it hasn’t violated a U.N. resolution on its ballistic missile program as it only “called upon” Iran not to conduct such tests. Recently I discovered that there are non-binding ...
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FactCheck: Has European Parliament recently condemned UNRWA, PA for antisemitism and Incitement in school textbooks?

Ynetnews piece European Parliament condemns UNRWA, PA for antisemitism, Incitement describes rather scathing condemnation by the European Parliament of UNRWA and Palestinian Authority school materials:...
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How many fighters and how much material from the US-trained Palestinian security forces have passed to Hamas?

How many fighters and ho much material from the US-trained Palestinian security forces have passed to Hamas (or other Islamist militias)? Since signing the Oslo accords the US have tried to train ...
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Preprinting 19☐☐ year on UK postal vote envelopes

I have just voted by post for the 2024 London mayoral and GLA elections and, as well as the usual shuffle of multiple ballot papers and double envelopes, I had to sign an envelope and include my date ...
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What happens if the US President-elect is sent to prison before assuming power?

This is a question about the period between November 5 and January 20 in an election year. If a presidential candidate wins the election but is sent to prison on November 6, say, would they stay in ...
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Did any country in the G20 not condemn the Iranian drone & missile attack on Israel?

CNN: In a joint statement released after the virtual meeting, the G7 members condemned “in the strongest terms” Iran’s “direct and unprecedented attack” against Israel and expressed their “full ...
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Why did the USA provide a $1 billion Patriot battery but not a $34 million F-16 to Ukraine?

Why did the USA quickly provide a $1 billion Patriot battery to Ukraine but not a $34 million F-16? My guess is that, since China most likely possesses “Kinzhal-like” missiles as well, it was ...
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Arab media reaction to Iranian attack [closed]

What has been Arab media reaction to Iran violating the air space of several Arab-Muslim countries (notably Iraq and Jordan, which are not Iranian client states) during their drone and missile attacks ...
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Did Iran launch & path their [counter-]attack on Israel in such a way to ensure high visibility from the ground en route?

Social media has been inundated with videos of Iranian drones and cruise missiles passing over populated centers in Iran and Iraq, en route to Israel. I'm curious if this is plausibly a deliberate ...
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Do chemical-biological problems benefit capitalism?

Mark Fisher, in his book Capitalist Realism, writes: The current ruling ontology denies any possibility of a social causation of mental illness. The chemico-biologization of mental illness is of ...
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Attitudes to man-made famine in WW1

Have any western governments condemned the use of famine as a weapon of war in World War 1 (or acknowledged their culpability)? Have there been attempts to prosecute the responsible for the genocide? ...
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