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Starbucks nixes vaccine mandate after Supreme Court ruling

Jan. 19, 2022 16:32 PM EST

Starbucks is no longer requiring its U.S. workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19, reversing a plan it announced earlier this month. In a memo sent Tuesday to employees, the Seattle coffee giant said it was responding to last week’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 6-3...

Push to stop House map carving Nashville has legal obstacles

Jan. 19, 2022 14:33 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democrats and voting rights organizations have blasted Tennessee Republicans for what they say is a brazen effort to dilute the state's Black vote by carving up booming Nashville into three likely GOP-controlled congressional districts. But their legal path for getting the...

Mexican abortion advocates look to help women in US

Jan. 19, 2022 10:41 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Decades ago, Mexican activists drove women into the United States to terminate their pregnancies at clinics. Now it’s women in the U.S. who are facing more challenges to accessing abortion services and again Mexican activists are stepping up to offer support. ...

Businesses react to ruling against Biden vaccine mandate

Jan. 15, 2022 11:18 AM EST

For companies that were waiting to hear from the U.S. Supreme Court before deciding whether to require vaccinations or regular coronavirus testing for workers, the next move is up to them. Many large corporations were silent on Thursday's ruling by the high court to block a...

Murphy signs bill enshrining abortion into NJ state law

Jan. 13, 2022 15:39 PM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, anticipating possible changes to the Roe v. Wade ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court, signed a bill Thursday enshrining the right to an abortion into state law. Murphy signed the measure in the waning days of his first...

Supreme Court denies appeal of regretful Islamic State bride

Jan. 11, 2022 13:32 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of a woman who left home in Alabama to join the Islamic State terror group, but then decided she wanted to return to the United States. The justices declined without comment on Monday to consider the...

Ballot drive to protect abortion rights launched in Michigan

Jan. 07, 2022 13:29 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A ballot drive launched in Michigan on Friday would enshrine a woman's right to an abortion in the state constitution, as the U.S. Supreme Court considers weakening or overturning its landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Reproductive Freedom for All's petition would...

Man whose arrest led to ‘separate but equal’ is pardoned

Jan. 05, 2022 17:05 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s governor on Wednesday posthumously pardoned Homer Plessy, the Black man whose arrest for refusing to leave a whites-only railroad car in 1892 led to the Supreme Court ruling that cemented “separate but equal” into U.S. law for half a century. ...

State legislatures in US poised to act on abortion rights

Dec. 28, 2021 11:16 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Early in the new year, the Vermont House of Representatives is due to begin debate on an amendment that would enshrine the right to abortion in the state constitution and send the question to voters in the fall. Because the process began two years ago, it's a...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Dec. 22, 2021 10:36 AM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Dec. 20 The Wall Street Journal on Sen. Joe Manchin rescuing the Democrats: Joe Manchin’s decision on Sunday to oppose the Build Back Better Act is a service to the country, sparing it...