UIZ INACIO LULA DA SILVA WILL BE BRAZIL’S NEXT PRESIDENT: Luiz Inacio da Silva will return for a third term as president of Brazil after beating Jair Bolsonaro in a run-off on October 30th. With nearly all votes counted, da Silva won with 50.9% of the votes vs Mr Bolsonaro’s 49.1%. It’s the tightest margin since Brazil returned to democratic elections in 1989 and also it is the first time that an incumbent failed to win re-election.
NYC AGREES TO SETTLE LAWSUITS WITH TWO MEN EXONERATED IN MALCOLM X KILLING: New York City has agreed to settle lawsuits filed by two men who were exonerated in the assassination of Malcolm X last year. The city will pay $26 million for the wrongful convictions of Muhammad Aziz and Khalil Islam, who spent decades in prison following their convictions for the 1965 slaying. The state of New York will also pay an additional $10 million according to reports.
FEDERAL JUDGE RULES IN FAVOR OF BIKINI BARISTAS OVER DRESS CODE ORDINANCE: An Everett, Washington’s dress code ordinance that said bikini baristas must cover their bodies at work has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal court.
U.S. District Court in Seattle found Everett’s dress code ordinance violated the Equal Protection clauses of the U.S. and Washington state constitutions. The Court also found that the ordinance was, at least in part, shaped by a gender-based discriminatory purpose, according to a 19-page ruling signed by U.S. District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez.
The court directed the city of Everett to meet with the plaintiffs within 14 days to discuss next steps.
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