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Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 01, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jun. 25, 2022 08:02 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.; Gov. Kristi Noem, R-S.D.; Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Gov. Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark.; Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif. ...

SC medical ethics law prompts concerns re: LGBTQ healthcare

Jun. 21, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

A new South Carolina law that allows physicians, medical students and nurses to refrain from doing procedures that violate their conscience has prompted concern that the measure will restrict healthcare options for the state's LGBTQ population. Signed into law by Republican Gov....

Court hears arguments on Arkansas trans youth treatment ban

Jun. 15, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

An attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union urged a federal appeals court Wednesday to continue blocking Arkansas' ban on gender confirming treatments or surgery for children, saying reinstating the restriction would create uncertainty for families around the state. A...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jun. 11, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Gov. Ned Lamont, D-Conn.; Mark Oliva, director of public affairs for the National Shooting Sports Foundation. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va.; filmmaker Nick...

Governors forming task force to address mass shootings

Jun. 10, 2022 21:01 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The leaders of the National Governors Association said Friday they're forming a bipartisan working group to come up with recommendations to stop mass shootings following the Texas school massacre. Reaching consensus could be a tall order given that the...

Shootings prompt debate on purchase age for AR-style rifles

Jun. 01, 2022 18:05 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The gunmen in two of the nation's most recent mass shootings legally bought the semi-automatic rifles they used in their massacres after they turned 18. That's prompting Congress and some governors and state lawmakers to revisit the question of whether to raise the...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

May. 27, 2022 21:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.; Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.; former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake; Tony Monalto, president of Stand with Parkland. ...

Midterm updates | Nguyen in runoff in Democratic SoS primary

May. 25, 2022 02:01 AM EDT

ATLANTA — State Rep. Bee Nguyen is advancing to a runoff in the Democratic primary for Georgia secretary of state. It was too early to tell which of the other four Democratic candidates she will face in the June 21 contest. They are Floyd Griffin, a state senator and former mayor...

Trump press secretary Sanders wins GOP Arkansas governor nod

May. 25, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Sarah Sanders won the Republican nomination for governor in Arkansas on Tuesday, putting her on a clear path to lead a solidly red state where Donald Trump’s popularity has overshadowed questions about his administration’s credibility that she faced during her time as...