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Live Updates: Judges Block Utah and Louisiana Abortion Laws Amid Flurry of Legal Action
- Abortion clinics in Utah and Louisiana have been granted temporary reprieves from "trigger" laws. California lawmakers have placed a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would protect reproductive rights in the state. Abortion rights groups take up the fight in the states. SACRAMENTO — The battle over abortion shifted to the states on Monday as a weekend of furious protest and prayerful thanksgiving in ...

Source: nytimes.com
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Ukraine war: Zelensky to address G7 as Russian missiles hit cities
- Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky is expected to urge delivery of more heavy weapons when he addresses the G7 group of wealthy nations later. It follows a barrage of Russian missile strikes on Kyiv and other areas over the weekend, which killed at least one. In eastern Ukraine, Russia has taken full control of Severodonetsk and is targeting nearby Lysychansk. On Sunday Mr Zelensky said delaying arms deliveries ...

Source: bbc.com
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The world's richest nations are banning gold imports from Russia
- New Delhi (CNN Business) Some of the world's wealthiest nations are banning the import of Russian gold to further tighten the vise on Russia's economy . US President Joe Biden announced Sunday that the United States will ban Russian gold, the country's second most valuable export after energy. Gold exports were worth £12.6 billion ($15.5 billion) to the Russian economy in 2021, according to the UK government. ...

Source: cnn.com
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Jan. 6 Panel Abruptly Sets Tuesday Hearing on 'Recently Obtained Evidence'
- The committee, which had planned at least two additional hearings next month, had not been scheduled to meet this week. The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol on Monday abruptly scheduled a hearing for Tuesday afternoon to hear what the panel called "recently obtained evidence" and take witness testimony, a surprise move that touched off a wave of speculation about a potential explosive ...

Source: nytimes.com
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G7 leaders set to pursue Russian oil price cap, US to send anti-air missile system
- G-7 leaders were finalizing the deal to seek a price cap during their three-day summit in the German Alps The Group of Seven economic powers are planning a continued commitment to supporting Ukraine, with the U.S. preparing to purchase an advanced surface-to-air missile system for the country. The leaders are set to agree to pursue a price cap on Russian oil, raise tarrifs on Russian goods and impose new sanctions ...

Source: foxbusiness.com
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Ocasio-Cortez, Warren call for more justices, federal action on abortion: 'This is a crisis of our democracy.'
- US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, called the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the ruling that gave federal protections for abortion, a "crisis of our democracy" on "Meet The Press" Sunday. She also questioned if impeachment should be considered for justices if they lied about their stance on Roe during their confirmation hearings. "The Supreme Court has dramatically ...

Source: bostonglobe.com