social issues

California plans ‘inflation relief’ checks. Will other states follow?

Who may qualify for ‘inflation relief’ checks Those with up to $75,000 in income, or $150,000 if married and filing jointly, will receive up to $350 per tax filer, plus $350 if they have one or more dependent. Thus, joint filers with at least one dependent stand to receive the highest possible sum of $1,050. …

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RI cop allegedly attacks political opponent at abortion rally after Roe ruling

A male off-duty Rhode Island police officer who was running for state Senate physically attacked his female political opponent at an abortion rights rally, she said. Providence Police said Saturday that they have placed the cop, Jeann Lugo, on paid administrative leave as they launched a criminal investigation into Friday night’s alleged assault, which was …

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Roe v. Wade decision expected to financially hurt ‘marginalized’ women

An abortion rights demonstrator dressed in a Handmaid’s Tale costume, protests outside the United States Supreme Court, after the court ruled in the Dobbs v Women’s Health Organization abortion case, overturning the landmark Roe v Wade abortion decision in Washington, US, June 24, 2022 . Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn …

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Tech execs react to Roe v. Wade reverse: Gates, Sandberg, Wojcicki

Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, and departing Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg were among noteworthy tech executives speaking out publicly on Friday’s Supreme Court ruling which overturned Roe v. Wade. The ruling ends constitutional right to abortion in the US, which has stood since 1973. Apple CEO Tim Cook, Tesla and SpaceX CEO …

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Roe v. Wade decision expected to financially hurt ‘marginalized’ women

Abortion rights activists hoist their signs near the US Supreme Court in Washington on June 24, 2022. Olivier Douliery | AFP | Getty Images The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade may cause financial hardship for many women, especially those already facing economic instability, research shows. The ruling Friday ends almost 50 years …

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Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, ends federal abortion rights

The Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion in the US in 1973. The court’s controversial but expected ruling gives individual states the power to set their own abortion laws without concern of running afoul of Roe, which had permitted …

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Allstate and Progressive end relationships with local insurance agency due to alleged racist Juneteenth sign

Two major insurance companies terminated their relationships with a Maine insurance agency after it allegedly displayed a racist sign about the Juneteenth holiday earlier this week. Photos taken Monday, which CNN has obtained, show a sign taped to the inside window of the Harry E. Reed Insurance agency in Millinocket, Maine. “Juneteenth ~it’s whatever… We’re …

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Google Maps Now Has a Label for LGBTQ+ Owned Businesses

Businesses can now choose to self-identify on Google Maps.Photo: Phelan M. Ebenhack (PA) Google has introduced a new label in Maps and Search that allows businesses to self-identify as LGBTQ+ owned, adding to a series of labels already on Google Maps that are meant to help people locate and support local businesses. It also comes …

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