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Texas Doctor Sued Under State’s New Abortion Ban

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

A Texas doctor has been sued under the state’s new six-week abortion ban. Dr. Alan Braid, a longtime physician in obstetrics and gynecology from San Antonio, wrote Sunday in an opinion piece in The Washington Post that he had performed an abortion outside of the legal window permitted in the law, …

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Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Raised Over $300K For Texas Pro-Choice Groups

AOC

Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has raised more than $300,000 for Texas abortion rights groups and health centers. 100 percent of the funds will go toward “organizations providing much-needed resources to folks seeking abortion care in Texas.” “The gutting of Roe v Wade imperils every menstruating person in the US, every person …

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Pentagon admits killing 10 civilians in Kabul drone strike

Gen. McKenzie

The Pentagon on Friday admitted it killed 10 Afghan civilians, including several children, in a drone strike in Kabul meant to target Islamic State-Khorasan Province militants last month. Gen. Frank McKenzie of the U.S. Central Command said the military, in a “tragic mistake,” believed a civilian vehicle was associated with …

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Judges Strike Down North Carolina’s Voter ID Law

In a 2-1 decision Friday, a panel of North Carolina judges struck down the state’s voter ID law, saying Republican lawmakers who passed it were motivated “at least in part by an unconstitutional intent to target African American voters.” The decision is another blow to nearly a decade of Republican …

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1 in every 500 U.S. residents has died of COVID-19

Covid deaths

This week, the United States reached its latest grim milestone amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as more than 1 in every 500 Americans has died since the country’s first infection. Data managed by Johns Hopkins University as of Thursday afternoon indicates nearly 667,000 people have died from COVID-19. The U.S. …

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