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Fetal Personhood Laws Are a New Frontier in the Battle Over Reproductive Rights

In the early 1970s, when lawyers representing the state of Texas argued Roe v. Wade before the U.S. Supreme Court, they argued that a fetus is a person. Because a fetus is a person, they told the Justices, a fetus is entitled to all the protections guaranteed under the Fourteenth Amendment including a right to

Instagram and Facebook Are Removing Posts Offering Abortion Pills

WASHINGTON — Facebook and Instagram have begun promptly removing posts that offer abortion pills to women who may not be able to access them following a Supreme Court decision that stripped away constitutional protections for the procedure. Such social media posts ostensibly aimed to help women living in states where preexisting laws banning abortion suddenly

46 Dead, 16 Hospitalized For Heat Exhaustion After Abandoned Trailer Carrying Migrants Found in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — Forty-six people were found dead in a sweltering tractor-trailer that was abandoned on a remote back road in San Antonio in what marked the latest tragedy to claim the lives of migrants smuggled across the border from Mexico to the U.S. Sixteen people were hospitalized, including four children. A city worker heard

Democrats Want Biden to Do More on Abortion, But He Faces Tricky Legal Challenges

Three days after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Republican-controlled states are moving fast to outlaw abortion, and frustration is growing among Democrats in Congress that the Biden administration isn’t acting boldly enough to meet the moment. “I want President Biden to do absolutely everything in his power to protect access to abortion in

My Mom Gave Birth to Me After She Was Assaulted. Don’t Use My Story as an Anti-Abortion Talking Point

It’s June 27. I’m 29. It’s my birthday. And I wish it weren’t. I didn’t always hate my birthday. I distinctly remember turning 5 in my backyard with a small pony my grandma had found and the Hot Wheel cars my first-grade crush came to play with. I remember renting out the ice-skating rink when

Amtrak Train Carrying 243 People Derails in Missouri: Injuries Reported

(MENDON, Mo.) — A passenger train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago derailed in Missouri on Monday afternoon and initial reports indicate that some people aboard were injured, Amtrak said. The Southwest Chief was carrying about 243 passengers when it collided with a dump truck near Mendon at 1:42 p.m., Amtrak spokeswoman Kimberly Woods said.

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

Abortion Is About to Dominate American Politics Like Never Before

In overruling Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court held that women no longer have a constitutional right to abortion. In Dobb’s v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Court ruled that the issue of abortion is left entirely to the political process. What will this mean? At first glance, this restores the law to what it

Monkeypox Is Not a Global Emergency ‘At This Stage,’ WHO Says

(London) — The World Health Organization (WHO) said the escalating monkeypox outbreak in more than 50 countries should be closely monitored but does not warrant being declared a global health emergency. In a statement Saturday, a WHO emergency committee said many aspects of the outbreak were “unusual” and acknowledged that monkeypox—which is endemic in some

Only Murders in the Building Season 2 Wisely Sticks to a Winning Formula

In the second season of Only Murders in the Building, the investigators become the investigated. Fresh off of cracking the Tim Kono case, the unlikely trio of has-been actor Charles-Haden Savage (co-creator Steve Martin), financially strapped theater director Oliver Putnam (Martin Short), and mysterious millennial Mabel Mora (Selena Gomez) have become heroes in the true-crime

Brittney Griner to Appear in Russian Court Ahead of Trial

(MOSCOW) — More than four months after she was arrested at a Moscow airport for cannabis possession, American basketball star Brittney Griner is to appear in court Monday for a preliminary hearing ahead of her trial. The Phoenix Mercury star, considered in some polls to be the United States’ most gifted female athlete, could face

Rhode Island Officer Suspended for Off-Duty Actions at Abortion Protest

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Rhode Island police officer accused of punching a woman at an abortion protest while he was off-duty was suspended from his job with pay Saturday while the Providence Police Department conducts a criminal investigation into his actions. Jennifer Rourke, Rhode Island Political Cooperative Chairwoman and a state Senate candidate, told the

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Amber Heard Wants Johnny Depp Verdict Tossed for ‘Insufficient Evidence’

Not over yet. Even though a jury ruled in favor of Johnny Depp in his defamation suit against ex-wife Amber Heard, their legal battle is far from over. “She is 100 percent appealing on freedom of speech and is telling friends she is determined to take it all the way to the Supreme Court if

Real Talk! Sharna Burgess Says Her Postpartum Body Is ‘Unrecognizable’

John Salangsang/ShutterstockPostpartum realness. Sharna Burgess wasn’t afraid to share how she’s feeling less than a week after giving birth to her son, Zane. “I spotted a kneecap!!! Not kidding…they have been MIA until now,” the Dancing With the Stars pro, 37, wrote via Instagram Story on Sunday, July 3, alongside a mirror photo of herself

Kathy Hilton Raved About This Moisturizing Skin Mist to Kyle Richards

Us Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Kathy Hilton is a woman after our own heart. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills newcomer has been stealing the show with her relatable reactions, playful pranks and hilarious one-liners (“Who is Hunky Dory?”). Once we witnessed her

7 Hangover Cures That Shoppers Say Work Wonders

Us Weekly has affiliate partnerships so we may receive compensation for some links to products and services. If you’ve had too much fun during a long weekend or summer vacation, you may not be feeling like yourself when it’s time to get back into the everyday groove. If libations were involved, they may take a