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Texas judge blocks enforcement of pre-Roe v. Wade abortion ban

June 28 (Reuters) – A Texas judge on Tuesday blocked officials from enforcing a dormant 1925 abortion ban that the state’s Republican attorney general said was back in effect after the US Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to the procedure nationwide. The temporary restraining order by Judge Christine Weems in Harris County came in …

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Legal clashes await US companies covering workers’ abortion costs

Abortion rights supporters protest outside the US Supreme Court the day after the United States Supreme Court ruled in the Dobbs v Women’s Health Organization abortion case, overturning the landmark Roe v Wade abortion decision, in Washington, US, June 25, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 26 (Reuters) …

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Biden signs gun safety bill into law, takes swipe at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, June 25 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden on Saturday signed into law the first major federal gun reform in three decades, days after a decision he condemned by the Supreme Court expanding firearm owners’ rights. “God willing, it’s going to save a lot of lives,” Biden said at the White House after signing …

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Reactions to US Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade abortion landmark

WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) – Public figures across the political spectrum reacted to the US Supreme Court ruling on Friday overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that recognized a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion and legalized it nationwide. read more PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN IN A LIVE ANNOUNCEMENT: “Today the Supreme Court of …

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Disney, other US companies offer abortion travel benefit after Roe decision

NEW YORK, June 24 (Reuters) – US companies including Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) and Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) said on Friday they will cover employees’ expenses if they have to travel for abortion services after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade. The US Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark 1973 …

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JPMorgan to cover US staff travel costs for out-of-state abortions -memo

Abortion rights demonstrator reacts outside the United States Supreme Court as the court rules in the Dobbs v Women’s Health Organization abortion case, overturning the landmark Roe v Wade abortion decision in Washington, US, June 24, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, June 24 (Reuters) – America’s …

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US Senate passes gun safety bill as Supreme Court knocks down handgun limits

WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) – A bipartisan package of modest gun safety measures passed the US Senate late on Thursday even as the Supreme Court broadly expanded gun rights by ruling Americans have a constitutional right to carry handguns in public for self-defense. The landmark court ruling and Senate action on gun safety illustrates the …

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US CapitolJan. 6 panel examines Trump’s pressure on Pence

WASHINGTON, June 16 (Reuters) – The congressional committee investigating last year’s deadly assault on the US Capitol turns its attention on Thursday to then-President Donald Trump’s attempts to pressure former Vice President Mike Pence to overturn his 2020 election defeat. The House of Representatives select committee has scheduled a hearing for 1 pm EDT (1700 …

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Trump aides tell Jan. 6 committee he ignored their doubts about election fraud

WASHINGTON, June 13(Reuters) – Top advisers to then-President Donald Trump told him that his claims of widespread election fraud were unfounded and would not reverse his election loss, but he refused to listen, according to testimony on Monday at a hearing of the committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the US Capitol. Officials …

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