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Democrats look to recruit businesses from red states restricting abortion
- Is abortion care enough to give up tax breaks? SACRAMENTO — Blue-state governors have a new business recruiting tool: abortion. The Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade has Democratic leaders trying to flip the script on low-tax red states, hoping to entice businesses whose employees don't want to live with restrictions on their reproductive freedoms. The Golden State has long endured needling ...

Source: politico.com
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The US supreme court is letting prayer back in public schools. This is unsettling
- The court's rightwing majority was extremely receptive to a case this week that would weaken the separation of church and state O n Monday, the United States supreme court overturned decades of precedent governing the separation of church and state, and achieved one of the most long-standing goals of the Christian right: the return of official Christian prayer to public schools. Kennedy v Bremerton School District ...

Source: theguardian.com
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3 dead, at least 50 injured after Amtrak train derails in Missouri: Officials
- The train, en route from Los Angeles to Chicago, had 243 passengers on board. Three people are dead and dozens are injured after an Amtrak train derailed after hitting a dump truck that was in an uncontrolled public crossing in Mendon, Missouri, according to Amtrak and officials. Eight passenger cars and two locomotives derailed at about 12:42 p.m. local time, Amtrak said. Missouri State Highway Patrol Cpl. Justin ...

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Jan. 6 panel to hold surprise hearing, present new evidence
- The House panel investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection is holding a surprise hearing on Tuesday with an unidentified witness, cloaking the last-minute proceedings in extraordinary secrecy and raising expectations for new bombshells in the sweeping investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, attack. The unexpected hearing, scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday, was announced with 24 hours' notice while lawmakers are away from ...

Source: independent.co.uk
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F.D.A. advisers meet for discussion on the options for updating Covid vaccines in anticipation of possible surges.
- An independent panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration is meeting on Tuesday as the members consider options for updating the coronavirus vaccines for a booster campaign aimed at warding off fall or winter surges. The experts will vote at the end of the daylong meeting on whether the vaccines should be reformulated to target Omicron or its subvariants. You can watch the meeting live on YouTube here . ...

Source: nytimes.com
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Morgan Stanley Stock Leads Gains As Banks Boost Dividends After Fed Stress Tests
- Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo, Bank of America and Goldman Sachs will lift their quarterly dividend, while JPMorgan will hold its steady following last week's Fed stress tests. shares leaped higher in pre-market trading, pacing gains for Wall Street rivals such as Goldman Sachs , as the country's biggest lenders unveiled dividend hikes in the wake of the Federal Reserve's annual bank stress tests. Morgan Stanley ...

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Texans 'enabled' Deshaun Watson's conduct, accuser says in lawsuit
- One of the women who accused Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual misconduct filed a lawsuit Monday against the Houston Texans, alleging Watson's former team "turned a blind eye" and "enabled" his behavior. The lawsuit was filed in Harris County (Tex.) District Court one day before Watson's NFL disciplinary hearing is scheduled to begin, with the league poised to argue to a disciplinary officer ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
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Ghislaine Maxwell will be sentenced today. She faces up to 55 years in prison
- U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan will sentence the disgraced socialite Ghislaine Maxwell to a prison term on Tuesday, doling out the most concrete punishment yet over the sex-trafficking ring that Maxwell helped financier Jeffrey Epstein run for a decade, exploiting girls as young as 14 . Several of those girls, now adults, testified during the trial , bravely pulling the curtain back on years of abuse they ...

Source: npr.org
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Ernst & Young hit with $100 million fine over cheating on ethics tests
- Hundreds of auditors at accounting giant Ernst & Young cheated on ethics tests they were required to take to get or maintain their professional licenses, and the company withheld evidence of the misconduct from federal authorities investigating the matter, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission. In response, the SEC is imposing a $100 million fine on the company, the largest ever on an audit firm, the ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
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Ludacris' manager and 2 others shot, 1 fatally, in Georgia
- A man was killed and two others were injured, including rap star Ludacris' manager, in a parking lot shooting in an upscale neighborhood north of downtown Atlanta on Sunday night ATLANTA -- A man was killed and two others were injured, including rap star Ludacris' manager, in a parking lot shooting in an upscale neighborhood north of downtown Atlanta on Sunday night. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that ...

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Facebook and Instagram removed posts about abortion pills immediately after the Roe v. Wade decision, reports say
- The Associated Press and Vice found that Facebook and Instagram removed posts about abortion pills. The AP noted that posts about selling guns and weed were untouched, however. Listen to The Refresh: Insider's real-time news brief. Meta said it was following policies about selling pharmaceuticals on its platforms. Facebook and Instagram started removing posts about abortion pills immediately after the Supreme Court ...

Source: businessinsider.com
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Sam Gilliam, abstract artist who went beyond the frame, dies at 88
- Sam Gilliam, a Washington artist who helped redefine abstract painting by liberating canvas from its traditional framework and shaking it loose in lavish, paint-spattered folds cascading from ceilings, stairwells and other architectural elements, died June 25 at his home in the District. He was 88. The cause was kidney disease, said Adriana Elgarresta, public relations director of New York's Pace Gallery , which ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
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US House: Boebert primary, runoffs, incumbent vs. incumbent
- In Colorado , Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert, one of the most polarizing members of Congress, is trying to beat back a challenge from a more mainstream Republican in her primary Tuesday. Two Republican House incumbents from Mississippi are facing primary runoffs to keep their seats, including one who voted in favor of a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. In Illinois, Republican ...

Source: independent.co.uk
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One-year-old girl shot dead by boy, 8, in Florida motel room
- Police say the boy found his father's gun in the wardrobe and fired a shot which passed through the baby and also hit and injured her two-year-old sister. A one-year-old girl has been shot dead by an eight-year-old boy who found his father's gun at a Florida motel. Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons said the shooting happened on Sunday and that the girl's two-year-old sister had also been injured in the incident. ...

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US Supreme Court expands judicial sentencing discretion in crack cocaine cases
- / Pixabay US Supreme Court expands judicial sentencing discretion in crack cocaine cases The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Concepcion v. United States that judges should have sentencing discretion under the 2018 First Step Act and 2010 Fair Sentencing act in crack-cocaine cases. The 2010 Fair Sentencing Act brought crack-cocaine sentencing more in-line with cocaine sentencing. Prior to the act, crack-cocaine ...

Source: jurist.org
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DeSantis expands eligibility for Bright Futures scholarships
- TAMPA, Fla. Florida high school students applying for the state's college and vocational school scholarship program will be able to substitute paid work experience for volunteering under a bill signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday. DeSantis also signed a bill requiring background checks on apartment building employees, legislation that was named for a 19-year-old college student who was killed by a maintenance ...

Source: miamiherald.com
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US CVS pharmacies limit morning-after pill purchases to avoid shortage
- The US drugstore chain CVS said on Monday that it had temporarily limited purchases of the morning-after pill to three boxes per transaction. The US drugstore chain CVS said on Monday that it had temporarily limited purchases of the morning-after pill to three boxes per transaction, in order to avoid a shortage following a recent US Supreme Court verdict that revoked the constitutional right to abortion. In a ...

Source: digitaljournal.com
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New home sales 'rebound modestly' in May
- New home sales grew 10.7 percent in May to 696,000 annualized units, while April saw an upward revision of 38,000 units. Compared to last year, May sales were 5.9 percent lower. NAFCU Chief Economist and Vice President of Research Curt Long analyzes the data in the latest  Macro Data Flash  report . "From a high-level view, homebuilder stock is in decent shape, with 7.7 months of inventory on hand. ...

Source: cuinsight.com
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New York City's noncitizen voting law struck down
- A Staten Island judge ruled against the law on Monday. Noncitizens cannot vote in municipal elections, a Staten Island judge ruled Monday, invalidating a recently enacted New York City law that made more than 800,000 adults eligible to vote for mayor, public advocate and other city posts beginning next year. The New York City Council passed the "Our City, Our Vote" bill in December 2021 which then-Mayor Bill de ...

Source: abcnews.go.com
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Agents seize phone of lawyer who pushed Trump false elector claims
- Federal agents last week seized the cellphone of John Eastman, a lawyer who pushed false claims that mass voter fraud tainted the 2020 election and who urged President Donald Trump and other Republicans to block Joe Biden from becoming president. Eastman's lawyer, Charles Burnham, filed papers in federal court in New Mexico on Monday asking a judge to order the cellphone be returned to Eastman. It was seized ...

Source: washingtonpost.com
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Alligator drags person into South Carolina retention pond, authorities say
- MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina — A person was killed after being grabbed by an alligator at a retention pond and dragged into the water, authorities say. A news release from the Horry County Police Department says the attack occurred at about 11:45 a.m. Friday at the pond at a housing development near Myrtle Beach. The victim reportedly was near the edge of the pond when the alligator attacked. The unidentified ...

Source: cleveland.com
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Is Your Rapidly Growing Firm Ignoring the Customers?
- Rapidly Growing Firms Must Move Fast and Break Things (Just Not the Customer) There's a certain speed and audacity required to truly remake whole industries with an idea and some code. Too often ignored, however, is what that speed-for-speed's-sake attitude does to the most important person in any business : the customer . And while Facebook , a.k.a. Meta, had world-shaking success, there have been many more ...

Source: entrepreneur.com
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Yesli Vega, a Republican running for
- Congress in Virginia, faced criticism on Monday for appearing to doubt whether women can get pregnant from rape. At a campaign stop in Stafford County last month—before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade with its Friday ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization that ended abortion rights for millions of women—Vega was asked what action Congress should take should the court do so, ...

Source: newsweek.com