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Editorial Roundup: Texas

Sep. 06, 2021 10:06 AM EDT

San Antonio Express-News. Sept. 3, 2021. Editorial: Troubling implications of egregious abortion law There are so many egregious layers to Texas’ ban on abortions, it is hard to know where to begin. There is the blatant...

Origin story of the Texas law that could upend Roe v. Wade

Sep. 04, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

The road to a Texas law that bans most abortions in the state, sidestepping for now the Supreme Court's landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, began in a town called Waskom, population 1,600. The Supreme Court's decision this past week not to interfere with the state's...

Biden blasts high court failure to block Texas abortion curb

Sep. 02, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday blasted the Supreme Court's decision not to block a new Texas law banning most abortions in the state and directed federal agencies to do what they can to “insulate women and providers” from the impact. Hours...

Supreme Court orders 'Remain in Mexico' policy reinstated

Aug. 25, 2021 01:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says the Biden administration likely violated federal law in trying to end a Trump-era program that forces people to wait in Mexico while seeking asylum in the U.S. With three liberal justices in dissent, the high court on Tuesday...

Supreme Court orders 'Remain in Mexico' policy reinstated

Aug. 24, 2021 22:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the Biden administration likely violated federal law in trying to end a Trump-era program that forces people to wait in Mexico while seeking asylum in the U.S. With three liberal justices in dissent, the high court...

Supreme Court blocks part of NY eviction moratorium

Aug. 12, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked part of New York's moratorium on evictions, put into effect because of the coronavirus pandemic, less than a month before it was supposed to expire anyway. The legal issue is distinct from those surrounding a new...

Pentagon employee supports arts community when not at work

Aug. 08, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — At East Preston Street, Divine watches over Midtown-Belvedere, her eyes daring with cat-like eyeliner as brushes of blue pop behind her. The “Hairspray” star stares back confidently, her hair reflecting colors of the sunset, lips puckered in a shade of rouge and with...

Today in History

Aug. 08, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug. 8, the 220th day of 2021. There are 145 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 8, 1974, President Richard Nixon, facing damaging new revelations in the Watergate...

Data service sued for facilitating anti-competitive behavior

Aug. 07, 2021 01:06 AM EDT

In the mid-2000s, a poultry researcher approached James MacDonald, then a branch chief for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, with some data. Its detail and depth shocked him. “My reaction was, ‘Jeez, is this legal?’” MacDonald said....

Today in History

Aug. 06, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Aug. 6, the 218th day of 2021. There are 147 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 6, 1945, during World War II, the U.S. B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay dropped an atomic...