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DOJ Sues Texas Over Controversial Six-Week Abortion Ban

Merrick Garland

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Thursday that it is pursuing a lawsuit against Texas over its newly implemented six-week abortion ban. The agency says that the law is unconstitutional. “It is settled constitutional law that ‘a State may not prohibit any woman from making the ultimate decision to …

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Democratic Lawmakers Move To Lower Medicare Eligibility Age To 60

Democratic lawmakers are pushing to pass legislation to lower the Medicare eligibility age to sixty. The current eligibility age is sixty-five. The Improving Medicare Coverage Act — led by Reps. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash.; Conor Lamb, D-Pa.; Joe Neguse, D-Colo.; and Susan Wild, D-Pa.; Haley Stevens, D-Mich.; and Debbie Dingell, D-Mich. — would …

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7.5 Million Jobless Americans Now Without Unemployment Benefits

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Over the weekend, enhanced unemployment benefits expired – including $300 weekly bonus checks – as well as coverage for freelancers and the long-term employed, affecting more than 11 million people, with roughly 7.5 million who’ve lost their benefits entirely. According to estimates by The Century Foundation, 7.5 million people are no …

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States Besides Texas With Restrictive Abortion Laws

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Abortion is legal in the U.S. thanks to Roe v. Wade–but abortion laws and restrictions vary by state. There has been a record number of measures restricting access already passed this year, reproductive health research organization the Guttmacher Institute has said. A total of 19 states have enacted 97 restrictions …

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McCarthy Threatens Companies That Cooperate With Jan. 6 Investigation

Kevin McCarthy

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy warned tech companies on Tuesday not to cooperate with the House Select Committee’s investigation into the deadly Jan 6 insurrection. The House Select Committee has requested that thirty-five communications companies preserve information relevant to its investigation into the Capitol attack and “efforts to delay or interfere” …

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Former Georgia Prosecutor In Ahmaud Arbery Case Indicted

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A former Georgia prosecutor was indicted for misconduct after allegedly using her position to protect the men who chased and murdered Ahmaud Arbery. On Thursday, a Glynn County grand jury indicted former Brunswick Judicial District Attorney Jackie Johnson, accusing her of violating her oath of office and obstructing a police …

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