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Egyptian Referendum to Extend Sisi’s Term Passes with 88% Support

The referendum to approve constitutional amendments that extended Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s term, granted permission for him to run for another six years in 2024, and increased the powers of his office has passed with over 88% of votes cast in favor, according to the Egyptian election commission.

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Liam Neeson Stumps for Legalizing Abortion in Ireland

Irish actor and abortion advocate Liam Neeson has published an open letter in the Irish Independent urging citizens to overturn Ireland’s constitutional amendment that recognizes the right to life of unborn children.

Liam Neeson attends the Jameson Empire Awards 2015 at the Grosvenor House Hotel on March 29, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Howard Jarvis Group Collects 150% Signatures for Gas Tax Repeal

The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers’ Association (HJTA), which has led California’s “Reject The Gas Tax” ballot initiative, delivered 940,000 signatures to Sacramento Tuesday, far above the required 585,407 valid signatures necessary to qualify the gas tax repeal for the November 2018 ballot.

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Radical Feminists and Christians Unite to Fight Transgender Bathroom Law

“In the #MeToo moment, it is pretty bewildering that this kind of ignorance can still thrive,” she explains. “I’ve got seventeen pages of documentation of women and girls being harmed by men who infiltrated their spaces in the last two years alone,” Triller said. “I stopped counting in July because it was getting so depressing. Voyeurism is an epidemic.”

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Spain Charges 13 Catalan Leaders with Rebellion

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish Supreme Court judge on Friday charged 13 Catalan separatist politicians, including fugitive former regional president Carles Puigdemont, with rebellion for their attempt to declare independence from Spain.

A man holding a Spanish flag arrives to take part in a demonstration calling for unity in Madrid on October 28, 2017, a day after direct control was imposed on Catalonia over a bid to break away from Spain. Spain moved to assert direct rule over Catalonia, replacing its executive …

Melee in Catalonia as Spanish Police Violently Attack Voters

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish riot police smashed their way into Catalan polling stations Sunday to try to halt a disputed referendum on independence, firing rubber bullets and attacking voters who were trying to stop them from confiscating ballots. The daylong melee injured at least 460 civilians and 11 police, authorities said.

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Spain Considers Sedition Charges for Catalan Protesters

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s National Court plans to investigate possible sedition charges for demonstrators who took part in a massive protest against a police crackdown on preparations for an Oct. 1 referendum on the Catalonia region’s independence.

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, a Spanish national police officer tries to stop demonstrators protesting outside the main offices of the left wing party CUP in Barcelona, Spain. A confrontation between the central government in Madrid and independence movements in the wealthy northeastern Catalonia region has …