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New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed a bill on Jan. 30 that expands the legal definition of rape to include a broader range of sexual assault in an effort to hold perpetrators accountable and protect survivors (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / “Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks during the Maimonides Visit” by Marc A. Hermann / MTA. CC-BY-2.0. April 12, 2022). 
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New York legislation expands legal definition of rape

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a bill on Jan. 30 that expands the legal definition of rape to include a broader range of sexual assault in an effort to hold perpetrators accountable and protect survivors. The new legislation will be implemented this year and will apply to sex crimes that are committed on or after Sept. 1. 

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Residents of the southwest of Iceland have been evacuating their homes beginning Nov. 11 as officials declared a state of emergency, warning of a potential volcanic eruption (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/“Iceland's Fagradalsfjall volcano drone view” by Mokslo Sriuba. CC-BY-SA-4.0. August 21, 2021). 
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Thousands of earthquakes foretell volcanic eruption nearing in Iceland

Residents of the southwest of Iceland have been evacuating their homes beginning Nov. 11 as officials declared a state of emergency, warning of a potential volcanic eruption. As geologists and meteorologists in Iceland continue to monitor the ongoing volcanic activity, residents of the impacted areas are being encouraged to stay out of their homes and communities as they await an eruption. 

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Rus​​sian President Vladimir Putin visited China on Oct. 17 in a show of support for the nation’s leader Xi Jinping’s efforts to expand its economy and influence overseas (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/“Putin-Xi meeting (2023)” by Presidential Executive Office of Russia. March 21, 2022). 
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Vladimir Putin shows support for China’s Xi Jinping in visit to Beijing

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited China on Oct. 17 in a show of support for the nation’s leader Xi Jinping’s efforts to expand its economy and influence overseas, reported AP News. Xi welcomed a number of representatives, including Putin, to the Belt and Road Forum held in Beijing. The Belt and Road Forum is a showcase of the Chinese leader’s initiative to build new infrastructure and expand the nation’s diplomatic global influence. 

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