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What’s happening in the states? Here’s the latest on which abortion laws are in effect and which are blocked.

A tug of war over the future of abortion access is playing out in courts across the United States after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, adding to a legal landscape defined by uncertainty, confusion and rapid change. Seven states have now outlawed abortion, but federal judges in Kentucky, Louisiana and Utah have temporarily […]

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Post-Roe Abortion Laws Leave Patients, Clinics With Confusion

Abortion providers and patients were struggling Friday to navigate the evolving legal landscape around abortion laws and access across the country since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last week. In Florida, a law banning abortions after 15 weeks went into effect Friday, the day after a judge called it a violation of […]

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Biden says federal government will protect women seeking abortions across state lines

Abortion rights demonstrators march to the houses of US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John Roberts in Chevy Chase, Maryland, on June 29, 2022. Stefani Reynolds | AFP | Getty Images WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said Friday that the federal government will protect women seeking the abortion pill in states where […]

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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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Biden calls on Congress to ease Senate rules to codify Roe v. Wade

US President Joe Biden holds a press conference on the last day of the NATO Summit at the IFEMA Convention Center, in Madrid, Spain on June 30, 2022. Burak Akbulut | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images President Joe Biden on Thursday said he would support suspending the Senate filibuster rule to codify the constitutional right […]

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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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Canada

Supreme Court says expanded rape shield laws are constitutional | CBC News

The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld expansions to Canada’s rape shield laws made by the Liberals four years ago. In a 6-3 ruling today, the court says the expanded rules to further prevent a sexual assault complainant’s past from being used against them in a trial are “constitutional in their entirety.” Rape shield laws […]

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Why blood makes up over 2.5% of all U.S. exports

In America, blood means big business. The North American blood market was valued at $3.3 billion in 2021, according to Global Market Insights Inc. Blood makes up 2.69% of U.S. exports, according to the Census Bureau. Since there is no substitute for human blood, demand can be hard to meet. During the Covid pandemic, the Red […]

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Supreme Court limits EPA authority to set climate standards for power plants

The Longview Power Plant, a coal-fired plant, stands on August 21, 2018 in Maidsville, West Virginia. The plant’s single unit generates 700 net megawatts of electricity from run-of-mine coal and natural gas. Spencer Platt | Getty Images The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to set standards on climate-changing greenhouse gas […]

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Automotive

Major new driving laws to be introduced in July will massively affect all UK motorists

Drivers in the UK have already seen countless driving law changes this year, with new Highway Code rules and motoring fines. July will see a host of new regulations designed to boost road safety and reduce emissions, although drivers could find themselves embracing massive changes. EU speed limiters From July 6, all newly launched cars will […]