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BREAKING: SCOTUS Strikes Down Anti-Abortion Law

The Daily Beast reports: In a highly anticipated decision, the Supreme Court reversed a Louisiana abortion law that opponents say would close all but one abortion clinic in the state and have lasting repercussions for reproductive rights across the country. The 5-4 decision in June Medical Services v. Russo, written by Justice Breyer, will have effects far beyond Louisiana. Abortion …

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Rules DACA Survives

NBC News reports: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration cannot carry out its plan to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which has allowed nearly 800,000 young people, known as “Dreamers,” to avoid deportation and remain in the U.S. The decision is a big legal defeat for President Donald Trump on the issue …

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BREAKING: SCOTUS Rules For LGBT Employment Rights

NBC News reports: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that existing federal law forbids job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, a major victory for advocates of gay rights — and a surprising one from an increasingly conservative court. The decision said Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which makes it illegal for employers to discriminate …

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BREAKING: Three Other Minneapolis Ex-Cops To Be Charged, First Ex-Cop Charge Increased To 2nd Degree

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: Attorney General Keith Ellison [photo] plans to elevate charges against the former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck while adding charges of aiding and abetting murder against the other three officers at the scene, according to multiple law enforcement sources familiar with the case. Ellison is expected to provide an update this afternoon …

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BREAKING: Killer Minneapolis Cop Has Been Arrested

Minneapolis’s CBS News affiliate reports: Fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been arrested days after George Floyd’s fatal arrest that sparked protests and outcry across the city and nation. On Friday, John Harrington, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, announced that Chauvin has been taken into custody in connection with the May 25 death. Chauvin is the …

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BREAKING: Activist, Author Larry Kramer Dead At 84

The New York Times reports: Larry Kramer, the noted writer whose raucous, antagonistic campaign for an all-out response to the AIDS crisis helped shift national health policy in the 1980s and ’90s, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 84. His husband, David Webster, said the cause was pneumonia. Mr. Kramer had weathered illness for much of his adult life. …

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Nova Scotia: At Least 10 Dead In Shooting Rampage

The Associated Press reports: Canadian police said at least 10 people were killed after a 51-year-old man went on a shooting rampage across the northern part of the province of Nova Scotia. The man was identified as Gabriel Wortman [photo]. He was arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in a gas station in Enfield, Nova Scotia, northwest of downtown …

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BREAKING: Court Denies New Trial For Roger Stone

CNBC reports: A federal judge on Thursday denied a request for a new trial by President Donald Trump friend Roger Stone, who was convicted last fall of lying to Congress and witness tampering. Stone, 67, had sought a new trial based on his allegation that the jury forewoman committed misconduct by lying on a questionnaire as the panel was being …

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BREAKING: Sen. Bernie Sanders Suspends Campaign

NBC News reports: Bernie Sanders is ending his presidential campaign, he announced on Wednesday. The Vermont independent senator’s 2020 bid started off strong. He narrowly missed first place in Iowa before picking up wins in New Hampshire and Nevada. All the while, his campaign continued to rake in millions in small-dollar donations and pack rallies full of supporters as he …

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NBA Suspends Season After Player Tests Positive

The New York Times reports: The N.B.A. will suspend its season after a Utah Jazz player was found to have tested positive for the coronavirus, the league announced on Wednesday. The league said the suspension would take effect after the completion of Wednesday’s schedule. BREAKING: NBA suspends season until further notice. #COVIDー19 pic.twitter.com/wuqVfchpLF — David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) March 12, 2020 …

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BREAKING: Elizabeth Warren Ends Presidential Bid

The New York Times reports: Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts plans to drop out of the presidential race on Thursday and will inform her staff of her plans later this morning, according to a person close to her, ending a run defined by an avalanche of policy plans that aimed to pull the Democratic Party to the left. She appealed …

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BREAKING: Supreme Court To Hear Obamacare Appeal

The New York Times reports: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a third major case on the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s health care law, granting petitions from Democratic state officials and the House of Representatives in a case with the potential to wipe out the entire law. The court did not say when it would hear …

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Breaking: Pete Buttigieg Ends Historic White House Bid

The New York Times reports: Pete Buttigieg, the former small-city Indiana mayor and first openly gay major presidential candidate, has decided to quit the Democratic race, a person briefed on Mr. Buttigieg’s plans said on Sunday, following a crushing loss in the South Carolina primary where his poor performance with black Democrats signaled an inability to build a broad coalition …

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MILWAUKEE: At Least Seven Dead In Mass Shooting

USA Today reports: Seven people were killed including a gunman during a shooting rampage on the Milwaukee campus of Molson Coors on Wednesday afternoon, according to multiple sources who spoke to the Journal Sentinel. Employees were notified by email that an active shooter was in or near the second-floor stairwell of the sprawling factory’s Building 4. Molson Coors Beverage Co. …

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BREAKING: Roger Stone Sentenced To 40 Months

Federal judge Amy Berman Jackson just sentenced Trump confidant and dirty trickster Roger Stone to 40 months in prison. Stone entered the courtroom accompanied by several Proud Boys. Fox News reports: The judge in the case of longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone appeared to take a firm stance toward the Republican operative ahead of deciding how severe Stone’s punishment should …

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Avenatti Guilty Of Trying To Extort Millions From Nike

Bloomberg Law reports: Michael Avenatti was convicted of trying to extort millions of dollars from Nike Inc. and defrauding a client in the process, completing a steep fall for a celebrity lawyer who shot to national attention by styling himself as a foil for President Donald Trump. Jurors in Manhattan found Avenatti guilty of all three criminal counts. The verdict …

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Shots Fired In Mar-A-Lago Security Breach Attempt

Heavy.com reports: A woman may have tried to crash the gate at Mar-a-Lago, leading to shots being fired at President Donald Trump’s Palm Beach property, according to a local news report by WSVN-7 News. WSVN-7 News reported that Palm Beach Sheriff’s office sources told the station there was an incident at Mar-a Lago in Palm Beach on January 31, 2020. …

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NBA Legend Kobe Bryant Killed In Helicopter Crash

The New York Post reports: Legendary NBA player Kobe Bryant has died in a California helicopter crash. He was 41. Bryant was among at least four people traveling in his private helicopter over Calabasas when a fire broke out, sending the chopper spiraling from the sky, according to TMZ Sports. There were no survivors, and the cause of the crash …

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US Claims Iranian Missile Shot Down Ukrainian Airliner

USA Today reports: The Ukrainian jet that crashed after taking off from a Tehran airport probably was shot down by an Iranian missile, a London-based global information firm says. “Photographs purportedly taken near the site of the crash and circulated on social media appear to show the guidance section of an SA-15 Gauntlet short-range, surface to air missile, which landed …

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Iranian Rockets Hit Iraq Airbase Housing US Troops

CNN reports: At least 10 rockets hit al-Asad airbase in Iraq, which houses US forces, a Sunni commander of the paramilitary forces in a nearby town told CNN. Qatri al-Obeidi, a commander in the nearby town of al-Baghdadi, said that the shelling has stopped for now. President Donald Trump visited the base in December 2018 to visit troops after Christmas. …

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