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Overwhelming abortion right win in ‘red’ Kansas gives Democrats boost for fall midterms over ‘MAGA’ GOP, Schumer says

Erin Woods for the Vote No on the Constitutional Amendment on Abortion canvases a neighborhood on August 01, 2022 in Lenexa, Kansas. Kyle Rivas | Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and other leading Democrats on Wednesday said an unexpectedly strong vote to uphold the right to an abortion in “red” Kansas gives their […]

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Tesla is under scrutiny by the federal agency that enforces workplace civil rights laws

Signage is displayed on the Tesla Inc. assembly plant in Fremont, California, on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images A federal agency responsible for enforcing civil rights laws against workplace discrimination issued a cause finding against electric vehicle maker Tesla in June, according to a financial filing out Monday. […]

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House passes same-sex marriage protections in response to Roe ruling, with murky Senate path ahead

The House on Tuesday passed legislation to codify same-sex marriage nationwide and strengthen other marriage-equality protections, in a direct reaction to the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that overturned longstanding federal abortion rights. The bill, which passed 267-157, was expected to make it through the Democrat-majority House. But it faces an uncertain future in the Senate, […]

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Vice President Kamala Harris compares Supreme Court abortion ruling to slavery: ‘Claiming ownership over human bodies’

US Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during the American Rescue Plan Workforce Development Summit in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Jemal Countess | UPI | Bloomberg | Getty Images CNBC Politics Read more of CNBC’s politics coverage: “Think about it: For the first time in generations, the […]

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‘I worry about this place’: A day in Ukraine’s Donetsk

POKROVSK, Ukraine — On the morning of Day 142 of the war in Ukraine, the mayor of a community slipping closer to the front line stands in sneakers and blazer near the newest soldier’s grave. Aside from the gravedigger, Ruslan Trebushkin is the last to toss dirt on the casket, which had been closed. He […]

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‘Democracy starts at our skin’: Actor Ashley Judd speaks out against the overturning of Roe v. Wade

U.S. actor and humanitarian Ashley Judd has responded to the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, telling CNBC that individuals should be free to make their own choices. Ashley, specifically speaking about reproductive choices, said “every individual should be autonomous in their reproductive choices because democracy starts at our skin.” The actor, known for 90s […]

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How online searches and texts can put you at risk in a post-Roe world, and how to protect yourself

Mstudioimages | E+ | Getty Images After last month’s Supreme Court ruling reversing Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision protecting the legal right to an abortion, many people looked to the early 1970s for what life without the long-standing precedent would look like. But accessing abortions is much different in 2022, thanks in large part […]

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Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as Supreme Court justice, replacing Stephen Breyer

Ketanji Brown Jackson made history Thursday as the first-ever black woman sworn in as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Jackson, 51, replaces Justice Stephen Breyer, whose resignation from the Supreme Court becomes effective at noon after his nearly 28 years of service there. President Joe Biden nominated Jackson for the Supreme Court after […]

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Supreme Court to weigh whether state legislatures instead of state courts get final say in election rules

A crosswalk signal is seen outside the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, June 27, 2022. Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will consider a case that could give state legislatures free rein in setting rules for federal elections, without state judicial oversight. If the Supreme Court rules for North […]

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Gay Connecticut Supreme Court justice calls out U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on same-sex marriage ruling repeal idea

(L-R) Associate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife and conservative activist Virginia Thomas arrive at the Heritage Foundation on October 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer | Getty Images A gay Connecticut Supreme Court justice suggested that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was being hypocritical in calling for reconsideration of rulings […]