New Challenges to State Abortion Laws

Abortion-rights activists concerned about the shrinking number of abortion providers are mounting court challenges to longstanding state laws that forbid anybody but doctors to perform the procedure. Lawsuits pending in at least nine states are seeking to strike down statutes that make it a crime for clinicians such as highly trained nurses and midwives to…

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Israel fires missiles towards Damascus airport: Syria state media

Israeli warplanes have fired a number of missiles towards Damascus, triggering Syrian air defence that shot down most of them, according to state media reports. “The results of the aggression so far were limited to a strike on one of the warehouses at Damascus airport,” SANA news agency cited a military source as saying. The…

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Dignitaries Gather in Washington for George H.W. Bush’s State Funeral

With a bipartisan array of five presidents seated in the front pews, President George H.W. Bush was remembered Wednesday for his lifelong commitment to public service, post-Cold War leadership and devotion to friends, families and a good joke. The funeral at the Washington National Cathedral honoring the 41st president, who died Friday at age 94,…

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US bids farewell to George HW Bush in state funeral

The United States bid farewell to former President George HW Bush on Wednesday in a state funeral that brought together world dignitaries, US leaders and the 41st president’s friends and family.  The funeral began with a procession from the US Capitol to the National Cathedral. All four living former US presidents, current President Donald Trump and…

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Suicide bomb blast rocks central Tunis: state radio

At least nine people have been wounded in a suicide bomb blast that rocked the centre of Tunisia’s capital, Tunis, according to the interior ministry. A 30-year-old suicide bomber detonated her explosives on Monday afternoon near Le Palmarium shopping centre on the busy Habib Bourguiba Avenue, said Sofiene Zaag, interior ministry spokesperson. “Eight policemen and one…

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Brett Kavanaugh’s Record Shows Push to Restrain the Regulatory State

WASHINGTON—The Senate next week will begin grilling President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, on his legal philosophy. A look at his writings reveals what senators will likely find: a consistent push to restrain the regulatory state. That was clear in a Senate questionnaire item asking him to list his most significant opinions as a…

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Teachers strike in Washington state — 80,000 kids miss first day

Teachers from seven school districts in southwestern Washington state went on strike Thursday, causing nearly 80,000 students across the state to miss the first day of school, reports Reuters. Why it matters: Teachers are going on strike in search of better pay. Though only seven districts have participated in strikes so far, more will likely…

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Brett Kavanaugh’s Record Shows Push to Restrain the Regulatory State

WASHINGTON—The Senate next week will begin grilling President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, on his legal philosophy. A look at his writings reveals what senators will likely find: a consistent push to restrain the regulatory state. That was clear in a Senate questionnaire item asking him to list his most significant opinions as a…

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