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Trump Abortion Restrictions Effective Immediately

Trump Abortion Restrictions Effective Immediately

Jul 16
Taxpayer-funded family planning clinics must stop referring women for abortions immediately, the Trump administration said Monday, declaring it will begin enforcing a new regulation hailed by religious conservatives and denounced by medical organizations.

North Carolina Partisan Gerrymandering State Trial Begins

North Carolina Partisan Gerrymandering State Trial Begins

Jul 15
A North Carolina state court trial on whether legislative districts are illegal partisan gerrymanders starts just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it wasn't the purview of federal courts to decide if boundaries are politically unfair.

Man Faces Second Sentence in Charlottesville Car Attack

Man Faces Second Sentence in Charlottesville Car Attack

Jul 15
A man sentenced to life in prison on federal hate crime charges for deliberately driving his car into anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia is set to face a state judge who could add another life sentence, plus 419 years.

British Activist Readies Legal Bid over No-Deal Brexit

British Activist Readies Legal Bid over No-Deal Brexit

Jul 15
An anti-Brexit activist who won a major legal case against the British government said Sunday she will go to court again if the next prime minister tries to force the U.K. out of the European Union without a deal.

As Epstein Bail Fight Looms, Feds Say Evidence Growing Daily

As Epstein Bail Fight Looms, Feds Say Evidence Growing Daily

By Larry Neumeister | Jul 15
Federal prosecutors, preparing for a bail fight Monday, say evidence against financier Jeffrey Epstein is growing "stronger by the day" after several more women contacted them in recent days to say he abused them when they were underage.

AP Fact Check: Trump and An Eco Legacy Not His Own

AP Fact Check: Trump and An Eco Legacy Not His Own

By Calvin Woodward, Hope Yen, and Seth Borenstein | Jul 15
In large measure, the progress they cited pre-dates Trump's presidency. And in some of the particulars, they were wrong. For example, the air is not cleaner under Trump.

Washington AG Opens Inquiry into NRA's Financial Affairs

Washington AG Opens Inquiry into NRA's Financial Affairs

By Ashraf Khalil and Lisa Marie Pane | Jul 15
The attorney general for Washington D.C. has issued subpoenas to the National Rifle Association and its related charitable foundation as part of an investigation into allegations of financial misconduct.

AP-NORC Poll: Democrats Most Excited by Experience in Office

AP-NORC Poll: Democrats Most Excited by Experience in Office

By Kelsey Sheehy | Jul 13
Legal weed generated $10.4 billion in the United States in 2018, and the number of "plant-touching" jobs is expected to pass 500,000 by 2022. But be warned, the cannabis industry is not for the faint of heart.

Pentagon in Longest-Ever Stretch of Leadership Limbo

Pentagon in Longest-Ever Stretch of Leadership Limbo

By Robert Burns | Jul 13
When he resigned as defense secretary last December, Jim Mattis thought it might take two months to install a successor. That seemed terribly long at the time. Seven months later, the U.S. still has no confirmed defense chief.

Fines, Jail, Probation, Debt: Court Policies Punish the Poor

Fines, Jail, Probation, Debt: Court Policies Punish the Poor

By Travis Loller | Jul 12
Poor defendants who can't pay are jailed, clogging local lockups with people who in many cases have not been convicted of any crime and putting others on a probation that doesn't end until all debts are erased.

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