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The Democratic primary that could determine the future of abortion rights

The Democratic primary that could determine the future of abortion rights

Ahead of the state’s August 9 primary, the Supreme Court’s Roe decision supercharged competition among the leading Democratic contenders to take on Johnson. Their jostling illustrates the party’s intense focus on picking the best candidate to capitalize on progressive energy over the high court ruling, which halted Planned Parenthood’s abortion procedures in the state. “We …

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Brittney Griner's trial on Russian drug charges opening in Moscow court

Brittney Griner’s trial on Russian drug charges opening in Moscow court

Placeholder while article actions load RIGA, Latvia — A Russian prosecutor on Friday accused WNBA star Brittney Griner of transporting a “significant amount” of hashish oil, according to Russian media reports on her trial, where she faces 10 years prison if convicted. Griner, seated in a cage in the courtroom with a bottle of water …

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Kentucky 2-year-old Isla McNabb becomes one of Mensa's youngest members

Kentucky 2-year-old Isla McNabb becomes one of Mensa’s youngest members

Placeholder while article actions load Soon after their daughter Isla turned 2, Amanda and Jason McNabb started spotting strange configurations of plastic, multicolored toy letters around their house in a Louisville suburb. Next to a chair: CHAIR And near the Amazon Fire Stick remote: TV Not even Booger escaped identification. Next to the family’s tabby, …

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Amtrak sues dump truck owner after fatal Missouri train crash

Amtrak sues dump truck owner after fatal Missouri train crash

Amtrak and BNSF Railway have filed a federal lawsuit claiming a Missouri company’s negligence led to a train crash and derailment Monday that killed four people, including the company’s dump truck driver. The Southwest Chief train, headed from Los Angeles to Chicago with 275 passengers and 12 crew members, plowed into the back of a …

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New fight over abortion jolts Democratic battle to take on Johnson in Wisconsin

New fight over abortion jolts Democratic battle to take on Johnson in Wisconsin

“I think it eliminates whatever advantage Republicans have,” said Tom Nelson, an Outagamie County executive who’s a Democrat running for Senate, about the ruling last week. The battle shaping up in Wisconsin is emblematic of the landscape confronting Democrats nationwide. The top candidates — Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Milwaukee Bucks executive Alex Lasry, Wisconsin Treasurer …

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Navy finds series of failures led to fuel leak at Hawaii military facility that sickened families

Navy finds series of failures led to fuel leak at Hawaii military facility that sickened families

CNN — A series of failures led to a fuel leak at a Hawaii military facility that sickened families who relied on a nearby well for their water, the Navy found after an investigation into the problems at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. The leak and the ensuing damage to the environment and …

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4 migrants killed, 3 injured following chase and crash with human smuggling suspected driver

At least 6 migrants died and 10 others were found in 3 separate human smuggling cases in Texas over the last 24 hours

Four migrants were killed and three people critically injured Thursday during a highway chase and crash in Encinal, Texas, just days after 53 migrants died in and around a tractor-trailer abandoned in San Antonio in the deadliest human smuggling incident in US history. Thursday’s crash was on Interstate 35 about 40 miles north of Laredo, …

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Russia-Ukraine War: Live Updates - The New York Times

Russia-Ukraine War: Live Updates – The New York Times

Brittney Griner appeared in short last month as her trial date was set. She has been detained in Russia for more than four months.Credit…Kirill Kudryavtsev/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images With Russia pressing ahead with its bombardment of Ukraine and NATO leaders returned home from their annual summit having reaffirmed their solidarity with the besieged country, …

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More men are seeking vasectomies now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe

More men are seeking vasectomies now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe

The day after the leaked draft of the Supreme Court opinion about Roe v. Wade was published online, Sam Peagler made an appointment to get a vasectomy. Peagler, 26, a copywriter for Meta who lives in Austin, Texas, decided with his wife years ago that they didn’t want children. He’d figured he would get the …

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