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After Initial Silence, The Biden Administration Is Making Moves To Free WNBA Star Brittney Griner From Russian Detention

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Rokeshia Renné Ashley, Florida International University A week before Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, Russian authorities arrested American basketball star Brittney Griner at the Moscow airport. She was charged with drug smuggling after Russian officials allegedly found vape cartridges containing oil derived from cannabis in her luggage. Since …

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Some States Already Are Targeting Birth Control | Analysis

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Special to the Capital-Star, Pennsylvania Capital-Star May 20, 2022 By Michael Ollove Last year, conservative Republicans in the Missouri legislature took a run at blocking Medicaid funding from going to Planned Parenthood, a frequent and prominent target of anti-abortion activists and politicians. But in the fine print of their measure, …

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Federal Judge Blocks Biden From Ending Title 42

A federal judge in Louisiana on Friday temporarily blocked the Biden administration from ending Title 42, a designation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that has allowed border patrol officials to turn migrants away at the border. The order from U.S. District Court Judge Robert Summerhays for a preliminary nationwide …

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House Passes Domestic Terrorism Bill After Buffalo Shooting

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On Wednesday night, the House passed the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act, legislation that would bolster federal resources to prevent domestic terrorism in response to the racist mass shooting in Buffalo, New York. The 222-203, nearly party-line vote was an answer to the growing pressure Congress faces to address gun violence …

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House Democrats Introduce Bill To Address Baby Formula Shortage

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House Democrats introduced legislation Tuesday to help address the country’s ongoing shortage of baby formula. House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn) introduced the Infant Formula Supplemental Appropriations Act, which would give the Food and Drug Administration(FDA) an additional $28 million, dedicated to helping inspect baby formula before it hits …

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Key Results From Tuesday’s Primaries

North Carolina and Pennsylvania votes for open Senate seats highlighted a list of primaries Tuesday that also included races in Idaho, Kentucky and Oregon. Here’s how races for open seats and for districts expected to be the most competitive in November turned out, based on election race calls by The …

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