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Trump extends victory lap over Roe

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 20:42:01 -0400

Former President Donald Trump on Saturday extended his victory lap following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which he said was made possible by the three conservative Justices he nominated while in office.

Dueling narratives of Arizona protests ended with tear gas

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 17:13:58 -0400

Protests outside the Arizona Capitol over the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade that ended with a volley of tear gas were variously described Saturday as either peaceful or driven by anarchists intent on destruction.

Abortion rights protesters fill California streets

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 16:19:45 -0400

Hundreds of demonstrators marched through downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, one of several protests across California decrying the Supreme Court's decision to overturn abortion rights.

Missing Virginia sailors found safe after extensive search in Atlantic

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 15:58:07 -0400

The Virginia couple that was the focus of an ocean-wide search of the Atlantic are safe and heading home, according to authorities.

Alaska Supreme Court ruling keeps Sweeney off House ballot

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 15:24:20 -0400

The Alaska Supreme Court on Saturday upheld a lower court's ruling that will keep Republican Tara Sweeney off the ballot for the August special election in Alaska's U.S. House race.

Officer suspended for off-duty actions at abortion protest

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 14:33:51 -0400

A Rhode Island police officer accused of punching a woman at an abortion protest while he was off-duty was suspended from his job with pay Saturday while the Providence Police Department conducts a criminal investigation into his actions.

D.C. man sentenced to 20 years for shooting woman, child over scooter

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 14:22:51 -0400

A D.C. man will serve 20 years behind bars for shooting a woman and her child during a dispute over a scooter in Northwest D.C. last year.

Abortion foes, supporters map next moves after Roe reversal

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 14:15:57 -0400

A Texas group that helps women pay for abortions halted its efforts Saturday while evaluating their legal risks under a ban it says will disproportionately hurt poor and minority women. Mississippi's only abortion clinic kept seeing patients while awaiting a 10-day notice that will trigger a ban. And elected officials across the country vowed to take action to protect women's access to abortion.

Guns in paradise: Ruling could undo strict Hawaii carry law

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 12:25:30 -0400

Megan Kau takes occasional weeklong hunting trips to the Hawaiian island of Lanai, where she enjoys watching the sunrise and hearing the distant rustle of deer and mouflon sheep in the tropical wilderness, a rifle ready at her side.

Mass same-sex wedding in Mexico challenges discrimination

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 12:20:57 -0400

Even after five years of living together in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco, something as simple as holding hands or sharing a kiss in public is unthinkable for Dayanny Marcelo and Mayela Villalobos.

7 accusers write to Ghislaine Maxwell's sentencing judge

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 12:17:08 -0400

Seven women who say Ghislaine Maxwell helped Jeffrey Epstein steal the innocence of their youth and poison the promise of their future are asking a judge to consider their pain as she decides what prison sentence she will dispense Tuesday to the incarcerated British woman.

75% of teens not getting enough exercise, study finds

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 12:16:20 -0400

New research indicates that a large majority of teens aren't getting enough exercise, particularly teenage girls.

NYC's monkeypox vaccine rollout halted by low supply

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 11:16:27 -0400

A limited supply of the monkeypox vaccine in New York City has stalled health officials' rollout soon just hours after it opened to the public.

Never Trumper Evan McMullin sets out to displace Sen. Mike Lee in Utah

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 10:56:16 -0400

While Sen. Mike Lee is poised to win Utah's GOP Senate primary on Tuesday, Democrats are hoping a challenge by independent Never Trumper Evan McMullin could make the usually sleepy Senate contest a competitive one.

Protesters take to the streets denouncing Dobbs ruling overturning Roe

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 10:12:45 -0400

Pro-abortion protesters took to the streets in several cities Friday night to denounce the Supreme Court's overturning of nationwide abortion rights, directing their anger at conservative justices, Republican lawmakers and right-leaning news outlets.

Religious schools may face another hurdle to state tuition

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 09:48:46 -0400

Religious schools got what they wanted when the Supreme Court allowed them to participate in a state tuition program.

Federal court pauses FDA ban on Juul products

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 09:48:17 -0400

Juul products aren't being taken off store shelves quite yet, thanks to a federal judge's order.

Abortion ruling thrusts companies into divisive arena

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 09:00:07 -0400

The Supreme Court's decision to end the nation's constitutional protections for abortion has catapulted businesses of all types into the most divisive corner of politics.

Guns and abortion: Contradictory decisions, or consistent?

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 03:33:44 -0400

They are the most fiercely polarizing issues in American life: abortion and guns. And two momentous decisions by the Supreme Court in two days have done anything but resolve them, firing up debate about whether the court's conservative justices are being faithful and consistent to history and the Constitution - or citing them to justify political preferences.

Army Guard troops risk dismissal as vaccine deadline looms

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 00:21:41 -0400

Up to 40,000 Army National Guard soldiers across the country - or about 13% of the force - have not yet gotten the mandated COVID-19 vaccine, and as the deadline for shots looms, at least 14,000 of them have flatly refused and could be forced out of the service.

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Monkeypox spreading locally at large LA County events, health officials say

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 21:20:33 -0400

On Saturday, the US surpassed 200 confirmed cases nationwide, 51 of which are in California, according to the CDC’s latest data.

Christian pregnancy center in Colorado vandalized and burned following Roe v. Wade reversal

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 20:34:57 -0400

A Christian crisis center for pregnant women in Longmont, Colorado, was vandalized and set on fire a day after the Supreme Court reversed federal protection of abortions.

Prince Charles took bags stuffed with millions in cash from controversial Qatari sheikh: report

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 18:37:50 -0400

Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, the former prime minister of Qatar, bestowed the big bucks on the heir to the British throne in three deliveries during private, off-the-books meetings.

Ghislaine Maxwell’s childhood pal will be only character witness at sentencing

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 18:14:08 -0400

Harriett Jagger, a wealthy former fashion executive at Tatler and Vogue magazines, will be the first, and only, friend to vouch for Maxwell, 60, as she faces a sentencing hearing Tuesday.

Alleged Alex Murdaugh hitman Curtis Smith arrested again in South Carolina

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 17:17:18 -0400

"Cousin Eddie" is back behind bars in South Carolina — but no one's saying why.

MS-13 gang members convicted of trafficking 13-year-old girl

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 17:03:35 -0400

Seven members and associates of the MS-13 street gang have been convicted of sex trafficking in federal court.

Disney employee rips company over vow to pay abortion travel costs

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 17:02:55 -0400

Jose Castillo, who works in resort management in Orlando, accused the Disney of trying to influence politics after wading into the abortion issue.

Will the end of Roe v. Wade be a boon for families seeking to adopt?

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 17:01:07 -0400

“This ruling could easily double the number of infant adoptions we see in America,” said Nicole Witt, a Florida adoption consultant.

Pro-choice activist climbs from DC bridge after 24 hour abortion protest

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 16:42:50 -0400

Guido Reichstadter began climbing the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge in Washington, D.C. around 10 a.m. Friday.

Ukraine’s LGBTQ Pride parade celebrated in Warsaw, Poland

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 16:30:23 -0400

KyivPride — Ukraine's largest LGBTQ pride event — took place Saturday in Warsaw, with with 300 participants making the trip from Ukraine amid the Russian invasion.

Russian ally Belarus unleashes rocket air strike into northern Ukraine

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 16:25:08 -0400

Officials in Ukraine said the country came under heavy fire from neighboring Belarus, a Russian ally that has not been involved in the fighting.

World’s deepest shipwreck discovered almost 80 years after being sunk

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 16:17:42 -0400

The world's deepest shipwreck has been discovered more than 4 miles beneath the ocean almost 80 years after being sunk.

Protesters return to the streets as states take sides on Roe v. Wade overturning

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 15:55:50 -0400

Saturday is seeing a second day of demonstrations, as states began to draw lines in the sand over the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Pfizer says tweaked COVID-19 shots boost Omicron protection

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 15:50:38 -0400

Pfizer announced Saturday that tweaking its COVID-19 vaccine to better target the omicron variant is safe and works.

Sex Strike! Abstinence trends on Twitter in wake of Roe v. Wade ruling

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 15:35:54 -0400

A number of pro-choice Americans on social media were also pushing for a nationwide sex strike after Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade.

Gloria Steinem says she will put up abortion-seekers in NYC home

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 15:19:58 -0400

For Gloria Steinem, activism begins at home.

Abortion protesters swarm conservative SCOTUS justices’ homes

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 13:07:06 -0400

Protesters arrived outside Justice Clarence Thomas' home overnight, chanting "no privacy for us, no peace for you!" and accused his wife, Ginni, of being an "insurrectionist."

President Biden heads to Germany for G7

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 13:04:32 -0400

President Biden headed to Germany Saturday for the G7 meetings with leaders of the world's wealthiest nations.

US campaign to free basketball star Brittney Griner from Russian jail grows

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 12:07:20 -0400

The campaign to win her freedom has intensified, with the "We are BG" web site drawing more than 269,000 signatures to a petition urging President Biden "to take action today -- doing whatever is necessary" to bring her home.

How the melting Arctic could lead to huge riches—but also a world war

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 11:56:29 -0400

How the melting Arctic could lead to huge riches — but also a global conflict between Russia and the US.