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Multiple Officers Injured, Two Civilians and Suspect Dead in Haltom City Shooting – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Two people are dead and one civilian and three officers are suffering non-life-threatening injuries after they were shot by a gunman in Haltom City, police confirmed Saturday. Police responded to a 911 call shortly after 6:45 p.m. Saturday and upon arrival found a woman shot dead inside the residence and a male dead along the …

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Ohio police officers shot fleeing Black man dozens of times, lawyer says – Reuters.com

July 2 (Reuters) – Police killed Jayland Walker, a Black man in Ohio, by shooting him dozens of times as he ran from officers following a traffic stop, a lawyer for his family said, citing a review of police body-worn camera footage due to be made public on Sunday. In comments published on Saturday by …

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Tech companies in spotlight as US abortion ruling sparks privacy threat – The Guardian US

In the wake of the US supreme court’s decision to end women’s constitutional right to abortion, some tech companies are moving to close loopholes that allow personal data brokers to monitor and sell information amid fears that mobile apps could be used by US states to police abortion restrictions. Google said on Friday it would …

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Trump hopes a 2024 run could take focus off January 6 hearings: NYT – Business Insider

President Donald Trump could be planning to make an unusually early announcement of his plans to run for president, but not all Republicans are convinced it would be the right move for the party. Trump has long teased a 2024 White House run and has continued to hold campaign-style rallies, all while stopping short of …

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Uvalde schools police chief Pete Arredondo resigns from City Council seat – NBC News

Embattled Texas Police Chief Pete Arredondo has resigned from his seat in the Uvalde City Council, roughly a month after being sworn in to the position. The Uvalde Leader-News was the first to report on Arredondo’s resignation plans early Saturday afternoon. Uvalde city leaders said they received his official letter of resignation late Saturday afternoon …

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Sunday shows preview: Cassidy Hutchinson gives bombshell testimony before Jan. 6 panel – The Hill

Former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony to the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection is expected to dominate this week’s Sunday show circuit. Hutchinson, who served as a special assistant to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, testified before the House Jan. 6 Select Committee on Tuesday in …

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One dead following ‘jet truck’ explosion during Battle Creek Field of Flight performance – Battle Creek Enquirer

One person is dead following an explosion during a jet-fueled semitruck pyrotechnic performance Saturday at Battle Creek Executive Airport. Emergency crews responded after the explosion during the 1:10 p.m. performance by the Shockwave Jet Truck. In a release, the city confirmed the incident resulted in one death. The Battle Creek Fire Department, Battle Creek Police …

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Kaitlin Armstrong murder suspect bail set at $3.5M after Costa Rica capture – Fox News

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Captured fugitive Kaitlin Armstrong, who was wanted in connection to the alleged May 11 murder of 25-year-old cyclist Moriah “Mo” Wilson, is to be held on $3.5 million bond, according to Travis County, Texas, records. Armstrong, 34, was captured Wednesday in a remote Costa Rican beach town …

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Coronavirus threat in California worsens due to BA.4, BA.5 – Los Angeles Times

The growing dominance of two new ultra-contagious Omicron subvariants is prolonging a wave of coronavirus cases in California and sparking growing concerns from health officials that coming weeks could see significant spread and increased hospitalizations. BA.4 and BA.5 are now believed to be responsible for most new infections nationwide. The strains are of particular concern …

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The Jan. 6 committee bet big with Cassidy Hutchinson. Did it pay off? – The Washington Post

Placeholder while article actions load For months, the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol meticulously gathered evidence, carefully wrote and rewrote scripts, and painstakingly assembled video testimony to present at its televised hearings. Then came Monday, when that pattern of extreme caution yielded to a scramble. With less than …

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Jayland Walker shooting: Protests continue; video released Sunday – USA TODAY

An Ohio city was bracing for more protests Saturday ahead of the release of video footage this weekend showing the fatal police shooting of a Black motorist that has rocked the city and outraged racial justice advocates. Protests are expected to continue over the weekend after three straight days of demonstrations this week demanding police accountability after …

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Texas can enforce 1925 abortion ban, state Supreme Court says – The Texas Tribune

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Texas can enforce its abortion ban from 1925, the state Supreme Court ruled late Friday evening, a decision that exposes abortion providers to lawsuits and financial penalties if they continue to perform the procedure. The …

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Tropical Storm Colin threatens Carolinas on July Fourth weekend – NBC News

Tropical storm warnings were issued for parts of both South and North Carolina early Saturday, with heavy rainfall and localized areas of flash flooding forecast over the July Fourth weekend. Tropical Storm Colin was formed near the South Carolina coast about 50 miles southwest of Myrtle beach, the National Hurricane Center said in a advisory …

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Spurred by the Supreme Court, a Nation Divides Along a Red-Blue Axis – The New York Times

As the political divide between the states becomes more pronounced, what political scientists call “sorting” may accelerate. The conservative Illinois billionaire Kenneth Griffin announced last week that he had moved to Miami from Chicago, and would take Citadel, his hedge fund, with him. He told his employees that Florida offered a better corporate environment. At …

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The Supreme Court case voting rights experts say could bring ‘chaos’ to elections – NBC News

A Supreme Court case that will decide the power state legislatures wield over congressional and presidential elections could have far-reaching implications for American democracy, some voting rights experts said. The Supreme Court said Thursday it would take up a North Carolina case that centers on whether the state’s Republican-led Legislature is the only entity that …

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Three police die in Kentucky shooting while serving domestic violence warrant – The Guardian US

Three law enforcement officers were killed and five others wounded in eastern Kentucky when a man with a rifle opened fire on police attempting to serve a warrant, authorities said. An emergency management official was also injured and a police dog was killed during the confrontation at a home in Allen, a small town in …

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New York bans guns in many public places after Supreme Court ruling – Reuters.com

NEW YORK, July 1 (Reuters) – New York state passed a law on Friday banning guns from many public places, including Times Square, and requiring gun-license applicants to prove their shooting proficiency and submit their social media accounts for review by government officials. The law, passed in an emergency legislative session, was forced by a …

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Shooting in Floyd County, Kentucky: Three officers dead – Courier Journal

ALLEN, Ky. — A third police officer has died after a shootout in a small Eastern Kentucky town on Thursday evening. The fatal shootings of two officers were announced the morning after the incident, but another officer who had been in critical condition succumbed to his injuries Friday night, Kentucky State Trooper Matt Gayheart confirmed.  Jacob Chaffins, …

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Authorities recover one child’s body from Vadnais Lake, searching for two more – Star Tribune

Authorities in Vadnais Heights pulled one child’s body out of a local lake Friday night while continuing to search for the body of two other children and their mother. Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher called the situation unfolding at Vadnais Lake a “likely triple homicide.” He said at a news conference that teams of searchers …

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Biden predicts states will try to arrest women who travel for abortions – Reuters.com

WASHINGTON, July 1 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden predicted on Friday that some U.S. states will try to arrest women for crossing state lines to get abortions after the Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to the procedures nationwide. Thirteen Republican-led states banned or severely restricted the procedure under so-called “trigger laws” after the court …

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Democracy advocates raise alarm after Supreme Court takes election case – The Washington Post

Placeholder while article actions load Voting rights advocates expressed alarm Friday, a day after the U.S. Supreme Court said it will consider a conservative legal theory giving state legislatures virtually unchecked power over federal elections, warning that it could erode basic tenets of American democracy. The idea, known as the “independent legislature theory,” represents to …

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New York governor signs bill to ban guns from Times Square, mass transit – ABC News

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Friday night she has signed legislation – just passed by lawmakers this evening – that was crafted in response to the recent Supreme Court ruling on concealed carry laws. The legislation includes making concealed carry in “sensitive locations” illegal. Sensitive locations include airports and public transportation, entertainment venues, bars and restaurants, …

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With L.A. vote counted, Karen Bass is solid frontrunner – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles County officially finalized the list of candidates who will go head to head in the Nov. 8 runoff election, setting the stage for nearly a dozen bruising contests, including the mayoral showdown between U.S. Rep. Karen Bass and real estate developer Rick Caruso. Nearly a month after the June 7 election, officials from …

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Love triangle slay suspect Kaitlin Armstrong had cosmetic surgery receipt when arrested: report – New York Post

The Texas yoga instructor accused in a love-triangle murder of a pro cyclist had a plastic surgery receipt among her possessions when she was arrested hiding out in Costa Rica, a new report said. Fugitive Kaitlin Marie Armstrong — who was nabbed Wednesday at a hostel in Santa Teresa Beach — left behind two passports …

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Ukrainian troops using US-supplied HIMARS system – The Washington Post

Placeholder while article actions load EASTERN UKRAINE — The premier weapon in Ukraine’s arsenal drove down a dirt road not marked on any maps, along a sunflower field, before its military minders parked it between trees — the branches shielding it from the Russian drones that are no doubt hunting for it. The M142 High …

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Biden releases five-year offshore leasing plan Friday – The Washington Post

Placeholder while article actions load President Biden’s administration opened the door Friday to more offshore oil and gas drilling in federal waters over the next five years, setting a course for future U.S. fossil fuel extraction just a day after suffering a major climate setback at the Supreme Court. The proposed program for offshore drilling …

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2 officers killed, 5 hurt when man opens fire on police attempting to serve warrant in Kentucky – CBS News

Two officers were killed when a man opened fire on police attempting to serve a warrant at a home in Kentucky on Thursday night, authorities said. Five other people were injured at the scene in the rural area in a mountainous part of eastern Kentucky, an arrest citation said. The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office identified …

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Giant African snail in Florida prompts quarantine, meningitis concern – USA TODAY

The giant African land snail was spotted by a master gardener in Pasco County, Florida; officials confirmed its appearance on June 23. Giant African land snails can carry a parasite called rat lungworm, known to cause meningitis in humans and livestock. A quarantine has been set into place in response. It’s big, it’s back and it’s …

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Who are you in the story of the Good Samaritan?

In today’s Gospel, we encounter the parable of the Good Samaritan. This rich narrative prompts us to reflect on how we treat one another. In telling the story, Jesus highlights the need to care for all people, especially vulnerable populations. The story is a reminder to emulate God by showing mercy and compassion. It reiterates …

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2 Secret Service sources partly confirm Hutchinson testimony: report – Business Insider

Two Secret Service sources told CNN on Friday that they heard about former President Donald Trump lunging at the driver of his presidential SUV on January 6, 2021. The pair of sources, who spoke under the condition of anonymity, backed up much of former Trump aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s explosive testimony on the altercation in the …

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Russia says iron curtain is ‘already descending’; Biden pledges to stick with Ukraine for ‘as long as it takes’ – CNBC

Top U.S. military officer speaks with Ukrainian counterpart Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Defense in Washington, U.S., May 3, 2022.  Win McNamee | Reuters America’s highest military officer spoke to his Ukrainian counterpart on the heels of the NATO leader summit in …

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McEnany slams Biden official’s remark on ‘liberal world order’: ‘They’re admitting it’s intentional’ – Fox News

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! “Outnumbered” co-host Kayleigh McEnany criticized a recent statement from the Biden administration defending inflation and high gas prices as necessary to protect the “future of the liberal world order.” McEnany outlined that President Biden is more focused on “intentional” inflation as part of a transition to clean …

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I can’t remember the last time I felt patriotic. Can you?

I can’t remember the last time I felt patriotic. It’s something I have complicated feelings about, ranging from sadness to shame to righteousness. While I can honestly say that the news of the past few weeks has only made my lack of patriotism more acute and more obvious to me, I could have said that …

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The 7 things you need to know for Friday, July 1 – The Washington Post

1 The Supreme Court announced its last two major decisions of the term yesterday. On the environment: The court cut back the EPA’s ability to regulate power plant emissions. The ruling will have a major effect on the nation’s ability to address climate change. On immigration: Justices ruled that the Biden administration has the power …

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Joe Biden will award Sister Simone Campbell, of ‘Nuns on the Bus’ fame, the Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Joe Biden will award the nation’s highest civilian honor to a Catholic sister next week. Simone Campbell, S.S.S., will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House announced Friday. Sister Campbell is the former head of the Catholic social justice lobbying organization Network until her retirement last year. Describing Sister Campbell as “a …

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Bishop McElroy is the only North American among a new crop of cardinals

Bishop Robert W. McElroy of the Diocese of San Diego was the only North American among 21 churchmen from 16 countries chosen by Pope Francis to be elevated to the cardinalate in a consistory on Aug. 27 in Rome. Sixteen of the cardinals-designate are under the age of 80 and eligible to vote in a …

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Time travel and trauma: Netflix’s ‘Russian Doll’ is an exercise in therapy

“Russian Doll,” the hit Netflix series, is kind of a Jewish “Fleabag” meets time travel, a mind-bending and searingly honest exploration of trauma. Stomping around the streets of New York City, Natasha Lyonne (of “Orange is the New Black” fame) plays the fast-talking, chain-smoking, irrepressibly sarcastic Nadia Vulvokov as she navigates her personal and family …

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In new interview, Pope Francis says becoming pope made him less rigid and more merciful

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis said the goals he has achieved in more than nine years as pope were simply the fruit of the ideas discussed by the College of Cardinals prior to his election. In an interview with Argentine news agency Télam published July 1, the pope said that objectives, such as the …

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Prepare to pay more for gas in California starting today – Los Angeles Times

Californians contending with the highest gas prices in the nation will pay another 3 cents per gallon starting Friday due to the state’s annual gas tax increase. Yes, you read that right: Gas prices will go up due to the state’s excise tax on gasoline, which is adjusted each year. Golden State drivers on Thursday …

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Girl loses her leg in shark attack at Florida beach: “It’s a tragedy” – CBS News

A girl suffered serious injuries Thursday when she was attacked by a shark at a beach in Florida, authorities said, continuing a frightening trend in the state that accounts for nearly 40% of unprovoked shark bites worldwide. Taylor County Sheriff Wayne Padgett told CBS affiliate WCTV that the girl had surgery and lost her leg, …

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Liz Cheney spars with GOP challengers over 2020 election, Jan. 6 attack in first primary debate – CBS News

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney was able to find common ground with her four challengers for Wyoming’s lone congressional seat on issues including voting against the bipartisan infrastructure bill, supporting America’s energy systems and reprimanding the Biden administration during their first debate Thursday night.  But when it came to topics such as the Jan. 6 committee’s …

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First Thing: Mark Meadows’ associate threatened ex-White House aide – The Guardian US

Good morning. Donald Trump’s former aide Cassidy Hutchinson was told by an associate of the former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows not to cooperate with the House January 6 select committee, two sources familiar with the matter have said. Hutchinson received a message from an associate of Meadows saying: “[A person] let me …

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‘They had no chance:’ Man accused of killing 2 officers, shooting 6 others in Floyd County – WKYT

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) – A Floyd County man is accused of killing two police officers and shooting six more people during a barricade situation. It all unfolded Thursday night in the city of Allen off US 23. The sheriff said deputies were serving a domestic violence order when a man opened fire. That man …

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Pastor and family stole $8M from taxpayers in Covid scam, feds say. Why haven’t they been charged? – NBC News

Federal agents in Florida had been seeking to question Evan Edwards, a pastor, and his family for days when their Mercedes SUV was spotted speeding on I-75 north of Gainesville.  The Edwardses were Christian missionaries from Canada who lived in Turkey for many years and moved to Florida in 2019. On paper they ran a …

Pastor and family stole $8M from taxpayers in Covid scam, feds say. Why haven’t they been charged? – NBC NewsRead More

Russian missiles kill 17 near Odesa after Ukraine retakes Snake Island – Reuters

Russia calls Snake Island exit a ‘gesture of goodwill’ Donbas situation more precarious for Ukraine Russian missiles hit apartments, resort near port of Odesa KYIV, July 1 (Reuters) – Russian missiles hit an apartment building and a resort near Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Odesa on Friday, killing at least 17 people and wounding dozens, …

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Pearl Harbor water poisoned after multiple errors at fuel storage facility, Navy report says – Fox News

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! The U.S. Navy is planning to defuel Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, a massive World War II-era military-run tank farm in the hills above Pearl Harbor, after an investigation revealed multiple mistakes and mismanagement caused fuel to leak into Pearl Harbor’s tap water last year. The …

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Reports: Multiple law enforcement officers shot in southeastern Kentucky – WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Multiple law enforcement officers were reportedly shot in southeastern Kentucky on Thursday, and a suspect is in custody. ATF Louisville said agencies were responding to a shooting scene and armed person barricading themselves inside a home. @ATFLouisville’s Ashland and London Offices are responding to a shooting scene and armed barricaded person …

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Dutch Village Turns To Christ, ‘New Jerusalem,’ Amid Turmoil (Video)

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent Worthy News URK, NETHERLANDS (Worthy News) – Some 2,000 believers have gathered in the famed Dutch fisher village of Urk to express the hope they say they have in Christ despite their nation’s worst turmoil in years. Their songs reverberated this week as the Netherlands struggled with escalating …

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Lethal love-triangle suspect Kaitlin Armstrong used fake passport, changed appearance to avoid arrest – New York Post

The Texas yoga teacher accused of fatally shooting a professional cyclist in a jealous rage “was trying to establish herself” before she was captured in Costa Rica, officials said Wednesday while describing several measures the fugitive undertook to alter her appearance and blend into the community. Kaitlin Armstrong, 34, was nabbed by US Marshals at …

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Diverse reactions to reversal of Roe from US Christian Denominations

by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent (Worthy News) – The Christian Post has compiled a detailed and comprehensive report on the reactions of US Christian denominations to the news that on June 24 the Supreme Court withdrew the federal right to abortion it conferred in the 1973 landmark case of Roe v Wade. Below are …

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U.S. Supreme Court limits federal power to curb carbon emissions – Reuters

Summary Companies Law firms Conservative justices power 6-3 ruling; liberals dissent Ruling curbs EPA ability to regulate power plant emissions Biden vows to tackle climate change despite the ruling WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday imposed limits on the federal government’s authority to issue sweeping regulations to reduce carbon emissions …

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California lawmakers OK law to phase out single-use plastics – Los Angeles Times

SACRAMENTO —  Striking a blow against a pernicious form of pollution, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Thursday the nation’s most far-reaching restrictions on single-use plastics and packaging. The legislation heads off a November ballot measure that many lawmakers and the plastics industry hoped to avoid, and it puts California at the forefront of national efforts …

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Newsom OKs budget with gas refunds for California taxpayers – Los Angeles Times

SACRAMENTO —  Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday signed into law key elements of a new $307.9-billion state budget, a spending plan centered on gas refunds for 17.5 million taxpayers to soften the sting of high fuel prices and the cost of living. The refunds, varying from as little as $200 for individuals up to $1,050 for …

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Ketanji Brown Jackson joins US Supreme Court as first Black woman on the bench – CNN

CNN  —  Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in Thursday as an associate justice to the United States Supreme Court, making history as the first Black woman on the highest court in the nation. Jackson, 51, joins the court as its 116th member amid a time of heightened scrutiny of the court over recent decisions and …

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Jan 6 hearings – live: Adam Kinzinger hails ‘true patriot’ Cassidy Hutchinson as Trump calls testimony ‘crazy’ – The Independent

Trumps hits out at former White House aide Donald Trump has used an interview to hardcore right-wing outlet Newsmax to tear into former Mark Meadows aide Cassidy Hutchinson, who gave devastating testimony about him to the 6 January committee this week. “The woman is living in fantasy land,” he told the network. “She’s a social …

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Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as Supreme Court Justice as court issues final opinions – CNN

President Joe Biden speaks at a news conference in Madrid on Thursday. (Susan Walsh/AP) President Biden indicated Thursday that he supports an exception to the 60-vote threshold needed to advance legislation in the Senate to codify abortion and privacy rights following the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade. “I believe we have …

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Supreme Court rules for coal-producing states, limits EPA – Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON —  The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled for the major coal-producing states and sharply limited the Biden administration’s authority to restrict the carbon pollution that is causing global warming. The justices agreed with lawyers for West Virginia and said Congress did not give environmental regulators broad authority to reshape the system for producing electric power …

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Suspect in Texas murder of elite cyclist Anna Moriah ‘Mo’ Wilson arrested in Costa Rica – NBC News

A Texas woman suspected in the killing of an elite cyclist was captured in Costa Rica on Wednesday and is being returned to the U.S. to face charges. Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, 34, is accused of fatally shooting Anna Moriah “Mo” Wilson in Austin, Texas, last month, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. Kaitlin Marie Armstrong.U.S. …

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Pope Francis postponed his trip to South Sudan. What does this mean for people living there?

Pope Francis was set to visit the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan this week, July 2-9, before his doctors advised against making the trip. But the trip’s postponement doesn’t mean that the Catholic Church’s work for peace in the conflict-torn country is on pause. This week on “Inside the Vatican,” host Colleen …

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What Queen Elizabeth can teach Americans on July 4th

Queen Elizabeth II reached yet another unprecedented milestone this year when she became the first British monarch to reign for 70 years. The official celebrations of what was dubbed Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee occurred over four days in June and, according to Reuters News, included: 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians; 71 planes, …

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Review: The history of Yellowstone, our greatest national park

In this captivating book centered around the creation of Yellowstone National Park, Megan Kate Nelson provides a story of consolation for many, but of desolation for too many more. She juxtaposes the growing awareness by 19th-century Euro-Americans of Yellowstone’s mysterious beauty and awesome geology against the tensions, injustices and atrocities perpetrated in the United States …

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Your Take: The abortion debate continues

In the editorial for the June 2022 issue (“Roe v. Wade: an End and a Beginning”), America’s editors welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court’s draft decision for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. If an overturning of Roe v. Wade is formally adopted as the court’s opinion, the editors wrote, then this decision would remove some …

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Finding God in math class (and physics and English, too)

St. Louis University High School (SLUH), founded in 1818, is the oldest Jesuit secondary school west of the Mississippi River. Recently, Jim Linhares, the school’s assistant principal for mission, invited a group of faculty members from different disciplines to discuss how the Jesuit character of the school influences the way they teach. A video of …

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The secret Catholic life of Andy Warhol

In case you haven’t been paying attention, Andy Warhol is back. Honestly, though, he never really left. Like Melville’s mythic white whale, the iconic white-wigged artist and prophet of modernity slips away from public view for brief periods of time only to breach the waters of our collective consciousness again in powerful and surprising ways. …

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The fall

(for Ibrahim) Even birds know how beautybegins at the           tiny suture between two wings. But they know nothing aboutthis fall. We           slid our bodies down the dune, the world crumpling into dustbeneath our           skins. How wildly holy we were, you and I, sightseeing beyondthis …

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Supreme Court ruling West Virginia v. EPA chills Biden climate agenda – The Washington Post

Placeholder while article actions load The Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday limiting the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate carbon emissions could have far-reaching consequences, according to legal experts, which could curb President Biden’s ambitious plans to tackle climate change along with air and water pollution. The 6-to-3 decision in West Virginia v. EPA, where the …

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The Supreme Court Just Rolled Democracy Back. You Can Measure How Much. – POLITICO

One significant result is easy to see on maps: The United States is becoming more polarized, with a “red America” and “blue America” clearly emerging. But my research also shows another, more worrisome dynamic beneath that split: This version of America is also becoming less democratic. “Anti-democratic” is often in the eye of the beholder, …

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Biden Supports Exception to Filibuster to Codify Roe v. Wade Into Law – The Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—President Biden endorsed making an exception to filibuster rules to pass legislation codifying Roe v. Wade into law, an effort that would face obstacles because of key Democrats’ opposition to the move. “The most important thing to be clear about is we have to codify Roe v. Wade into law and the way to do …

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Supreme Court handcuffs Biden’s climate efforts – POLITICO – POLITICO

And the ruling could raise questions about other kinds of regulation where agencies are seeking to use older statutes to address emerging and ongoing social problems, including in health care, telecommunications, finance and other major sectors. In a statement, Biden called the ruling yet “another devastating decision that aims to take our country backwards.” Thursday’s …

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Supreme Court to review state legislatures’ power in federal elections – The Washington Post

Placeholder while article actions load The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will consider what would be a fundamental change in the way federal elections are conducted, giving state legislatures sole authority to set the rules for contests even if their actions violated state constitutions and resulted in extreme partisan gerrymandering for congressional seats. The …

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Kaitlin Armstrong manhunt: Texas love triangle murder suspect captured on Costa Rica beach, Marshals announce – Fox News

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Fugitive Texas murder suspect Kaitlin Armstrong has been captured in Costa Rica, more than six weeks after Austin police obtained a murder warrant in the death of pro cyclist Anna Moriah “Mo” Wilson. U.S. Marshals announced the bust Thursday morning, 43 days into the manhunt, and said …

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Supreme Court curbs EPA’s power to limit greenhouse gas emissions – NBC News

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday curbed the Environmental Protection Agency’s options for limiting greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, one of the most important environmental decisions in years. In a setback for the Biden administration’s efforts to combat climate change, the court said in a 6-3 ruling the EPA does not have …

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Russia abandons Snake Island in victory for Ukraine – Reuters.com

KYIV, June 30 (Reuters) – Russian forces abandoned the strategic Black Sea outpost of Snake Island on Thursday, in a major victory for Ukraine that could loosen the grip of Russia’s blockade on Ukrainian ports. Russia’s defence ministry said it had decided to withdraw from the outcrop as a “gesture of goodwill” to show Moscow …

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Post Politics Now: Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in to Supreme Court, making history – The Washington Post

The vote was 6 to 3, with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. writing for the court’s conservatives. “Capping carbon dioxide emissions at a level that will force a nationwide transition away from the use of coal to generate electricity may be a sensible ‘solution to the crisis of the day,’ ” Roberts wrote, referring …

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Woman fatally shot while pushing baby in stroller in NYC’s Upper East Side – NBC News

A woman pushing a baby stroller in Manhattan’s Upper East Side was fatally shot Wednesday night, officials said. The 3-month-old baby was not harmed in what the city’s mayor called a horrific crime. Two senior officials and New York City Council member Julie Menin said the slain woman is the mother of the child. The …

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‘Everything was going fine between us’ Putin says of NATO expansion; Russian forces withdraw from Snake Island – CNBC

29 Min Ago Russian troops have withdrawn from Snake Island Ukrainian officials said that Russian troops have evacuated Snake Island, a remote island off the south of Ukraine that was occupied by Russian forces on the first day of the invasion. Russia’s Ministry of Defense also confirmed the withdrawal has taken place from the island, …

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Woman walking with baby stroller shot to death in NYC – ABC News

A 20-year-old woman was shot to death while pushing a 3-month-old baby in a stroller on New York City’s Upper East Side on Wednesday night, police said. The unidentified woman was pushing a baby stroller on Lexington Avenue and East 95th Street around 8:25 p.m. when a man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt came up …

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Liz Cheney Calls Trump ‘a Domestic Threat That We Have Never Faced Before’ – The New York Times

Representative Liz Cheney, the Wyoming Republican and vice chairwoman of the House committee investigating the Capitol riot of Jan. 6, 2021, described former President Donald J. Trump in stark terms on Wednesday night as a threat to the republic who had “gone to war with the rule of law.” “At this moment, we are confronting …

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Kankakee death investigation: 3 bodies found in Kankakee home, killed in apparent overnight shooting, officials say – WLS-TV

KANKAKEE, Ill. (WLS) — Two of the three men found apparently shot to death in a home in Kankakee Wednesday have been identified. Kankakee police said late Wednesday night that Kyle M. Washington, 25, of Kankakee; Deontay M. Tyler, 24, of Kankakee; and a 27-year-old Kankakee man were killed. The family of the third man …

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10 years of California concealed-carry permit data exposed in leak – Los Angeles Times

A massive leak of personal information from a California state database for permits to carry concealed weapons is larger than initially reported, officials said Wednesday. The revelation came a day after the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said it was informed of a data breach affecting every person with a California concealed-carry permit. On Wednesday, the …

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Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas Pat Cipollone, Trump’s White House Counsel – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol issued a subpoena Wednesday for the testimony of Pat A. Cipollone, the White House counsel to President Donald J. Trump who repeatedly fought back against extreme plans to overturn the 2020 election, after he resisted testifying publicly. In a statement accompanying the …

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NATO backs military aid for ‘heroic’ Ukraine, Russia steps up attacks – Reuters.com

NATO brands Russia most ‘significant and direct threat’ Ukraine lauds ‘difficult but essential decisions’ by NATO Putin: Russia will respond to NATO moves in Finland, Sweden Russian missile attacks intensify across Ukraine MADRID/KYIV, June 29 (Reuters) – NATO on Wednesday branded Russia the biggest “direct threat” to Western security after its invasion of Ukraine and …

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Ex-Trump aide Cassidy Hutchinson ‘stands by’ explosive Jan. 6 testimony as key details disputed – New York Post

Former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s bombshell testimony before the House select committee investigating last year’s Capitol riot faced broad pushback Wednesday — but she says that she stands by her stunning claims. Hutchinson, who worked for President Donald Trump’s final chief of staff, Mark Meadows, told a rapt audience Tuesday that Trump attempted …

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Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 127 of the invasion – The Guardian

Nato leaders have announced a new “strategic concept” in response to Russia’s war against Ukraine, describing Moscow as “the most significant and direct threat to allies’ security and stability”. Nato has invited Sweden and Finland to become members of the military alliance, according to a communique published by the Nato summit in Madrid. Leaders also …

Russia-Ukraine war: what we know on day 127 of the invasion – The GuardianRead More

New study shows engaging with the Bible develops hope and resilience

by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent (Worthy News) – A new survey from the American Bible Society (ABS) shows that those who read and apply the Bible consistently have “greater levels of hope and resilience,” CBN News reports. The results of the survey were published in the ABS’ 2022 annual “State of the Bible” report. …

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1955 warrant in Emmett Till case found; family seeks arrest – POLITICO

“They narrowed it down between the ’50s and ’60s and got lucky,” said Stockstill, who certified the warrant as genuine. The search group included members of the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation and two Till relatives: cousin Deborah Watts, head of the foundation; and her daughter, Teri Watts. Relatives want authorities to use the warrant to …

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Rep. Jamie Raskin says anyone wanting to address Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony can do so under oath – CBS News

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Democratic member of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol, said he found former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson to be a “100% credible witness,” and encouraged anyone who disagrees with her to also testify under oath.  “Ms. Hutchinson testified under oath in front of …

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Opinion | What the tragedy in San Antonio reveals about migration from Mexico – The Washington Post

Placeholder while article actions load Soon after the horrific discovery of more than 40 dead migrants (the number would eventually grow to 53) and several injured inside a tractor-trailer in San Antonio, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) tried to use the tragedy to score a political point. “These deaths are on Biden,” Abbott tweeted. “They …

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