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What to watch for as the Supreme Court reconsiders Roe v. Wade
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What to watch for as the Supreme Court reconsiders Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court hears oral arguments Wednesday in a case that could result in the repeal of Roe v. Wade, the decision legalizing abortion nationwide that’s been at the center of American politics for nearly 50 years. Here are the key details: How to listen and follow along Arguments begin at 10 a.m. ET. The…MORE

Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh says he will gift his bonus to staffers who took pay cuts
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Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh says he will gift his bonus to staffers who took pay cuts

Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh will donate the bonus money he’ll earn this season to employees of the athletic department who were impacted by Covid-19-related pay cuts, Harbaugh said. Harbaugh secured a $500,000 bonus Saturday when the Wolverines defeated rival Ohio State Buckeyes to secure the Big Ten East Division crown. He and…MORE

How law enforcement is trying to stop mob retail thefts
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How law enforcement is trying to stop mob retail thefts

With in-store customers expected to return in droves for the holiday shopping season, law enforcement agencies are moving to halt a wave of organized “smash-and-grab” crimes at retailers across the US. In Chicago, Los Angeles and other major cities, police departments are increasing patrols at retailers targeted by mobs of thieves in brazen raids. In…MORE

Three 16-year-olds charged with attempted first-degree murder after shooting in Colorado high school parking lot
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Three 16-year-olds charged with attempted first-degree murder after shooting in Colorado high school parking lot

Three 16-year-olds allegedly involved in a shooting in the parking lot of a Colorado high school earlier this month have been charged as adults with attempted first-degree murder, according to the Office of the District Attorney for the 18th Judicial District. The shooting happened around noon on November 19 in the parking lot of Hinkley…MORE

Federal appeals court upholds California’s ban on high-capacity magazines

Federal appeals court upholds California’s ban on high-capacity magazines

A federal appeals court in California on Tuesday upheld the state’s ban on high-capacity magazines, reversing a lower-court ruling in which a federal judge in San Diego compared an AR-15 rifle to a Swiss Army knife. The 7-4 decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit says that the state’s restriction on…MORE

Georgia Secretary of State spoke with January 6 committee about election lies

Georgia Secretary of State spoke with January 6 committee about election lies

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger spoke with the House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol Hill riot for roughly four hours on Tuesday, according to his office and an aide working for the House panel. “I spoke to the January 6th committee to ensure they included the full record of how stolen election…MORE

Man who had open-heart surgery wins a $1 million lottery prize after the ticket came in a get-well card
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Man who had open-heart surgery wins a $1 million lottery prize after the ticket came in a get-well card

A Massachusetts man recovering from open-heart surgery won a $1 million lottery prize on a scratch-off ticket given to him by a friend, according to lottery officials. Alexander McLeish received three scratch-off tickets in a get-well card from a friend earlier this month, according to a news release from the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission. As…MORE

There were 155 efforts to censor books in US schools and libraries, group says
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There were 155 efforts to censor books in US schools and libraries, group says

The American Library Association says it has provided legal guidance and support to a number of libraries impacted by the “dramatic uptick” of attempts to remove books concerning LGBTQ issues and people of color. Since June 1, the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom has tracked 155 incidents across the country and has provided support and…MORE

New deadline imposed by Georgia voting law leads to rejections of absentee ballot requests
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New deadline imposed by Georgia voting law leads to rejections of absentee ballot requests

The main reason absentee ballot requests were rejected for Georgia’s fall elections were because they arrived too late under a new deadline imposed as part of a restrictive voting law passed in March. About 52% of the rejections were because voters had missed requesting absentee ballots before the cutoff, 11 days before the election, according…MORE

FDA advisers vote to recommend authorization of a pill to treat Covid-19
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FDA advisers vote to recommend authorization of a pill to treat Covid-19

Advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration voted 13-10 Tuesday to recommend emergency use authorization of a pill made by Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics to help treat Covid-19. Members of the FDA’s Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee were split in their vote to recommend molnupiravir, which can reduce the risk someone will progress to severe…MORE

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