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Why did the University of Southern California cancel the upcoming commencement speech of valedictorian Asna Tabassum?

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In the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, the Supreme Court is deliberating the legitimacy of using what type of provision against the defendants?

The U.S. Supreme Court is currently questioning the application of the anti-obstruction provision from a law enacted in 2002 in response to the Enron financial scandal. This provision carries a maximum prison term of 20 years, but the average term imposed is about two years.

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Despite facing opposition from within his own party, House Speaker Mike Johnson is pushing forward with a proposed U.S. aid package for several allies. What unusual strategy is he considering?

House Speaker Mike Johnson is facing opposition from his own party over his proposed aid package for Ukraine, Israel, and other allies. His strategy involves securing bipartisan support from various factions within both the Republican and Democratic parties.

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In the ongoing legal battle concerning WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's extradition to the U.S., what have American officials assured British authorities?

American officials have reassured the British that if Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, is extradited to the U.S., he will not face the death penalty or be persecuted for his nationality. Assange has been indicted for violating the Espionage Act by publishing classified documents.

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The FDA has discovered that counterfeit versions of what drug have been linked to serious symptoms and hospitalizations in several states?

The FDA has discovered dangerous counterfeit versions of Botox in several states. These fake products have led to serious symptoms like blurred vision, difficulty swallowing, shortness of breath, and difficulty lifting one's head. The affected patients received their injections from unlicensed or untrained individuals.