The Kremlin cracks down on critics

December 26, 2019

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with business community at the Kremlin in Moscow, Dec. 25, 2019.

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The Kremlin cracks down on its critics. Meanwhile, in the former Soviet republic of Ukraine, there’s an effort playing out to hold accountable local politicians accused of wrongdoing. And Sandra the orangutan from Argentina was granted nonhuman "person" rights in 2014. Now, she has found a place to enjoy her personhood: the Center for Great Apes in Florida. It took an unprecedented act of international cooperation to get her there.

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