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Ghislaine Maxwell put on suicide watch ahead of sentencing: Lawyer

Jeffery Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell has been put on suicide watch days before her sentencing on five criminal counts, including sex trafficking, according to her lawyer. She is awaiting sentencing, ahead of Tuesday morning's hearing, at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. "Yesterday, without having conducted a psychological evaluation and without justification, the MDC placed Ms. Maxwell on suicide watch," her lawyer, Bobbi Sternheim, wrote to a federal court in Ne ...

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Russia Defaults on Foreign Debt for First Time Since 1918

Russia defaulted on its foreign-currency sovereign debt for the first time in a century, the culmination of ever-tougher Western sanctions that shut down payment routes to overseas creditors. For months, the country found paths around the penalties imposed after the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine. But at the end of the day on Sunday, the grace period on about $100 million of snared interest payments due May 27 expired, a deadline considered an event of default if missed. Russia defaulted on i ...

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Sen. Lindsey Graham says SCOTUS overturning Roe v. Wade 'was a glorious day,' calling it a 'huge vic

Sen. Lindsey Graham championed former President Donald Trump and hailed the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade ruling during an interview on "Fox News Sunday." "This is a huge victory for the pro-life movement. President Trump deserves a lion's share of credit here. He fought like a tiger to put three constitutional conservative judges on the court," the South Carolina senator said. "He stood behind Kavanaugh and all of us who have been working for the las ...

Jose Garcia

Biden doesn't support expanding the Supreme Court, White House says

President Joe Biden remains unmoved on the issue of court expansion, the White House said, despite his criticism of the Supreme Court rulings handed down this week on gun rights and abortion. "That is something that the president does not agree with," White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters aboard Air Force One on Saturday when asked about such a reform. "That is not something that he wants to do." Democrats and activists are floating the idea after th ...

Omaha Steve

Walz signs order to help shield abortion patients, providers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has signed an executive order meant to protect the state’s abortion services from laws in neighboring states, following the U.S. Supreme Court decision ending constitutional protections for the procedure. Walz said his action should help shield people seeking or providing abortions in Minnesota from facing legal consequences in other states. The Supreme Court’s opinion to reverse Roe v. Wade immediately halted most abortions in South Dakota and Wiscons ...

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Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk now 'completely under Russian occupation' after months of fighting

(CNN)The eastern Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk is "completely under Russian occupation," the city's head of military administration said Saturday, following months of grueling and bloody fighting. "The [Russians] appointed a commandant. But the city is so destroyed that it will be difficult for people to cope with this situation," said military administration chief Oleksandr Striuk. Regional military officials said Friday that the last troops in Severodonetsk had been ord ...

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Collins, Manchin suggest they were misled by Kavanaugh and Gorsuch on Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON — Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., criticized the Supreme Court's ruling Friday to eliminate the constitutional right to an abortion, after they voted to confirm Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, two key votes in the decision to overturn a half-century-old precedent. “This decision is inconsistent with what Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh said in their testimony and their meetings with me, where they both were insistent on the importance of supporti ...

riversedge

Mike Pence Celebrates End Of Roe v. Wade, Calls For Nationwide Abortion Ban

The former vice president said anti-abortion activists "must not rest" until the procedure is banned in every state. Mollie Reilly Jun 24, 2022, 11:29 AM EDT | Updated an hour ago 00:04 02:17 Former Vice President Mike Pence praised the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the landmark abortion rights case Roe v. Wade on Friday, claiming the high court “righted an historic wrong” with its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Pence, who has staked his career on ...

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Roe v. Wade Protest Shuts Down Major D.C. Bridge Near Capitol

By Fatma Khaled On 6/24/22 at 12:52 PM EDT Roe v. Wade Overturned: SCOTUS Strikes Down 49-Year Ruling On Abortion The District Department of Transportation in Washington, D.C., announced Friday that the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge is closed due to "safety concerns" after a Roe v. Wade protest blocked the bridge, which is south of the U.S. Capitol. The closure is expected to remain until further notice, according to the department. Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Police Depar ...

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U.S. tech industry frets about handing data to states prosecuting abortion

The technology industry is bracing for the uncomfortable possibility of having to hand over pregnancy-related data to law enforcement, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Friday to overturn the Roe v. Wade precedent that for decades guaranteed a woman's constitutional right to an abortion. read more As state laws limiting abortion kick in after the ruling, technology trade representatives told Reuters they fear police will obtain warrants for customers' search history, geoloca ...

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Russia Defaults on Foreign Debt for First Time Since 1918

2 hrs ago - Russia defaulted on its foreign-currency sovereign debt for the first time in a century, the culmination of ever-tougher Western sanctions that shut down payment routes to overseas creditors. For months, the country found paths around the penaltie ... (Bloomberg)

Sen. Lindsey Graham says SCOTUS overturning Roe v. Wade 'was a glorious day,' calling it a 'huge vic

2 hrs ago - Sen. Lindsey Graham championed former President Donald Trump and hailed the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade ruling during an interview on "Fox News Sunday." "This is a huge victory for the pro-life movement. President ... (Yahoo Business Insider)

Ghislaine Maxwell put on suicide watch ahead of sentencing: Lawyer

3 hrs ago - Jeffery Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell has been put on suicide watch days before her sentencing on five criminal counts, including sex trafficking, according to her lawyer. She is awaiting sentencing, ahead of Tuesday morning's hearing, at the ... (ABC News)

Noem defends no exception for rape, incest in South Dakota trigger law

7 hrs ago - Washington — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Sunday defended her state's abortion trigger law that took effect after the Supreme Court's decision to strip away the constitutional right to an abortion. She said in an interview with "Face the Nat ... (CBS News)

Elizabeth Warren says the Supreme Court 'set a torch' to the last of its legitimacy

9 hrs ago - Sen. Elizabeth Warren said the US Supreme Court has lost all legitimacy following the rollback of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark decision that made abortion a constitutional right nationwide. Speaking on ABC News' "This Week" on Sunday, Wa ... (Business Insider)

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Sunday said abortion providers should face criminal penalties for

9 hrs ago - performing procedures but said women would not be prosecuted in his state for getting an abortion. In an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press” moderator Chuck Todd, the GOP governor said only doctors who perform an abortion to save the life of a mot ... (The Hill)

'We have to stay together': Biden on alliance behind Ukraine

13 hrs ago - By ZEKE MILLER and DARLENE SUPERVILLE ELMAU, Germany (AP) — President Joe Biden on Sunday praised the continued unity of the global alliance confronting Russia, as he and other heads of the Group of Seven leading economies strategized on sustaining ... (AP)

Explorers find WWII Navy destroyer, deepest wreck discovered

15 hrs ago - MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S. Navy destroyer that engaged a superior Japanese fleet in the largest sea battle of World War II in the Philippines has become the deepest wreck to be discovered, according to explorers. The USS Samuel B. Roberts, po ... (AP)

Biden: G-7 to ban Russian gold in response to Ukraine war

17 hrs ago - U.S. President Joe Biden, right, waves as he walks past Bavarian mountain riflemen and traditional costumers after his arrival at Franz-Josef-Strauss Airport near Munich, Germany, Saturday, June 25, 2022, ahead of the G7 summit. Biden is in Germany ... (AP)

Russian missiles hit centre of Kyiv as world leaders gather in Europe

18 hrs ago - Russia missiles struck the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Sunday, a day after a key eastern city fell to pro-Russian forces in a major set-back for Ukraine and as world leaders gathered in Europe to discuss further sanctions against Moscow. As Europe's b ... (Reuters)

Senator in 2010 deposition: 13-year-olds can consent to sex

18 hrs ago - OKLAHOMA CITY - Before he became a leading voice for conservative causes on Capitol Hill, U.S. Senator James Lankford spent more than a decade as the director of youth programming at the Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, a sprawling campgroun ... (CTV News/AP)

(CNN)South African police probe 17 deaths at East London tavern

18 hrs ago - South African authorities were on Sunday investigating the deaths of at least 17 people at a tavern in East London. Police do not know if there are any survivors from the incident because it’s unclear how many people were in the Enyobeni Tavern in t ... (CNN)

'I felt very scared': Arizona DPS, senators describe escalation of Phoenix protest

22 hrs ago - Up to an estimated 8,000 people gathered in downtown Phoenix on Friday evening to protest the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. What was a peaceful protest escalated into “anarchical and criminal actions by masses of splinter groups” ... (The Arizona Republic)

Off-duty Rhode Island officer running for state Senate accused of attacking opponent at abortion ...

23 hrs ago - Full Headline: Off-duty Rhode Island officer running for state Senate accused of attacking opponent at abortion rally An off-duty Rhode Island police officer who was running for state Senate is under investigation for allegedly attacking his f ... (NBC News)

Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk now 'completely under Russian occupation' after months of fighting

Yesterday - (CNN)The eastern Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk is "completely under Russian occupation," the city's head of military administration said Saturday, following months of grueling and bloody fighting. "The [Russians] appointed a command ... (CNN)

Biden doesn't support expanding the Supreme Court, White House says

Yesterday - President Joe Biden remains unmoved on the issue of court expansion, the White House said, despite his criticism of the Supreme Court rulings handed down this week on gun rights and abortion. "That is something that the president does not agree ... (ABC News)

Walz signs order to help shield abortion patients, providers

Yesterday - MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has signed an executive order meant to protect the state’s abortion services from laws in neighboring states, following the U.S. Supreme Court decision ending constitutional protections for the procedure. W ... (AP)

Russia will soon exhaust its combat capabilities, Western assessments predict

Yesterday - The Russian military will soon exhaust its combat capabilities and be forced to bring its offensive in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region to a grinding halt, according to Western intelligence predictions and military experts. “There will come a time wh ... (Washington Post)

Joe Biden Outlines How He Will Battle States Over Abortion in Post-Roe U.S.

Yesterday - President Joe Biden has outlined how his administration will potentially battle state governments that introduce restrictions on abortion that could violate federal law in the wake of the Roe v. Wade being overturned. Biden made the remarks early on ... (Newsweek)

These US companies will cover travel costs for employees who need an abortion

Yesterday - After the Supreme Court ruled on Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade, corporate giants from a range of industries pledged to provide support and financial assistance for employees — and, in some cases, their dependents — seeking abortions in states that o ... (CNN)

Biden Signs Bipartisan Gun Bill, Ending Years of Stalemate

Yesterday - WASHINGTON -- President Biden on Saturday signed into law a bipartisan gun bill intended to prevent dangerous people from accessing firearms and invest in mental health across the country, breaking through years of stalemate over whether to toughen t ... (New York Times)

"Horrific": World leaders react to end of Roe v. Wade in U.S.

Yesterday - 11 hours ago - World First Minister Nicola Sturgeon Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Images via Getty Image Many world leaders and international human rights groups condemned Friday's U.S. Supreme Court decisio ... (axios)

Oslo shooting: Police treating bar killings as terrorist attack

Yesterday - Two people have been shot dead and 21 injured in a shooting at a nightclub and nearby streets in the centre of the Norwegian capital, Oslo, police say. The shootings are being investigated as a terrorist act. There was gunfire at about 01:00 local ... (BBC)

Juul can keep selling e-cigarettes as court blocks FDA ban

Friday - By TOM MURPHY Juul can continue to sell its electronic cigarettes, at least for now, after a federal appeals court on Friday temporarily blocked a government ban. Juul filed an emergency motion earlier Friday, seeking the temporary hold while it ap ... (AP)

Protesters walk onto 110 Freeway in DTLA after Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Friday - There were no word any injuries and it's unclear if any arrests were made. LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Protesters walked onto the northbound side of the 110 Freeway at Fifth Street in downtown Los Angeles to protest the Supreme Court's decision to overtur ... (KABC)

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