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U.S. Supreme Court limits federal power to curb carbon emissions
US & Canada · Washington

U.S. Supreme Court limits federal power to curb carbon emissions

65% Center coverage: 119 sources
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday imposed limits on the federal government's authority to issue sweeping regulations to reduce carbon emissions from power plants in a ruling that will undermine President Joe Biden's plans to tackle climate change. The court's 6-3 ruling restricted the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal- and gas-fired power plants under the landmark Clean Air Act anti-pollution law. Biden's administration is currently working on new regulations.See the Story
Supreme Court allows Biden to end Trump-era 'Remain in Mexico' policy
US & Canada · Washington

Supreme Court allows Biden to end Trump-era 'Remain in Mexico' policy

53% Center coverage: 88 sources
Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program forces asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for the duration of their immigration proceedings. The Trump administration sent an estimated 70,000 people back to Mexico. Since early December 2021, under what immigration advocates call MPP 2.0, the Biden administration has sent back far fewer.See the Story
Putin: Western leaders would look ‘disgusting’ topless
Europe · Moscow

Putin: Western leaders would look ‘disgusting’ topless

50% Center coverage: 64 sources
Putin made the comment during a visit to Turkmenistan early Thursday. He was asked about Western leaders joking about him at the G7 summit. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson jested that G7 leaders could take their clothes off. Canadian premier Justin Trudeau joked that Western leaders could try to match Putin's naked torso pictures.See the Story

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Asia · Hong Kong

Chinese leader Xi arrives in Hong Kong for handover anniversary

Coverage: 47 sources
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Hong Kong on Thursday for events to celebrate 25 years since the former British colony returned to Chinese rule. Xi's visit, via high-speed rail, is his first to the city since 2017 and the first known trip outside mainland China in over two years amid the COVID-19 epidemic.See the Story
Business · Washington

Key inflation gauge tracked by the Fed remains a high 6.3%

67% Center coverage: 39 sources
A measure of inflation that is closely tracked by the Federal Reserve rose 6.3% in May from a year earlier, unchanged from its level in April. Consumer spending rose at a sluggish 0.2% rate from April to May. Consumer spending is beginning to weaken in the face of high inflation.See the Story
Abortion · Washington

Ketanji Brown Jackson to be sworn in as first Black woman on U.S. Supreme Court

52% Center coverage: 27 sources
Ketanji Brown Jackson, 51, will become the first Black woman on the Supreme Court. She is replacing 83-year-old Justice Stephen Breyer, who is retiring. Jackson will be the first Supreme Court justice since Thurgood Marshall to have experience as a public defender. She was confirmed 53-47 by the Senate in April.See the Story
Europe · Berlin

Germany presents plan to make changing gender easier

50% Center coverage: 22 sources
Under the planned law, adults would be able to change their first name and legal gender at registry offices without further formalities. The existing law, which took effect in 1981, requires individuals to obtain assessments from two experts and then a court decision. Germany's top court struck down other provisions that required transgender people to get divorced and sterilized.See the Story
Europe · Paris

Lawyer for convicted Paris attacker questions harsh sentence

56% Center coverage: 16 sources
Salah Abdeslam, the chief suspect in the Islamic State attacks on the Bataclan theater, Paris cafes and France's national stadium that killed 130 people, was found guilty Wednesday of murder and attempted murder. His lawyer, Olivia Ronen, argued throughout a marathon trial that her client had not detonated his explosives-packed vest and hadn't killed anyone the night of the deadliest peacetime attacks in French history. The sentence of life without parole has only been given four times in France.See the Story

ICC seeks arrest of three war crimes suspects in 2008 Russia-Georgia conflict

50% Center coverage: 12 sources
Three men wanted on suspicion of committing war crimes during the 2008 Russo-Georgian War. Russia invaded Georgia after violence broke out between separatist groups and Georgian forces. The three wanted men served in the governments of the Russian-backed self-declared republic of South Ossetia. ICC is a court of last resort that takes on cases when national authorities are unwilling or unable to launch prosecutions.See the Story
US & Canada · North Carolina

Supreme Court to review state legislatures’ power in federal elections

69% Left coverage: 13 sources
Supreme Court will hear appeal by North Carolina Republicans seeking to reinstate a voting map. State courts imposed a different map, saying the GOP's lines were so partisan they violated the state constitution. The appeal asks the justices to embrace what scholars call the independent state legislature theory. Republicans have been pushing the theory for decades, invoking it during the 2000 presidential election.See the Story
Politics · Washington

Ken Paxton Would Defend Texas Sodomy Law

38% Left coverage: 8 sources
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he would support the Supreme Court revisiting the cases mentioned by Justice Clarence Thomas on Friday. Paxton's statements drew a swift rebuke from his Democratic opponent Rochelle Garza, who took to Twitter to call out the attorney general for his remarks.See the Story
US & Canada · Congo

Remains of Congo’s independence hero interred amid honors

80% Center coverage: 10 sources
Patrice Lumumba is widely hailed as the nationalist activist who helped to end colonial rule. He became the country's first prime minister and was assassinated within a year in 1961. The ceremony for the interment of his remains comes after Belgium returned them to Congo earlier this month.See the Story
International · India

Mudslide in northeast India leaves 14 dead, over 30 missing

Coverage: 4 sources
Pounding rain following weeks of heavy downpours triggered a mudslide in northeast India. At least seven people killed and about 40 others missing, authorities said.Continuous rainfall over the past three weeks has wreaked havoc across India's northeast. Scientists say climate change is a factor behind the erratic, early rains.See the Story

The worst first half for stocks since 1970? It's not as bad as it looks.

Coverage: 2 sources
Perspective on first six months this year shows stocks aren't necessarily all doom and gloom.See the Story
US & Canada

Caribbean storm likely to gain force, hit Central America

67% Center coverage: 3 sources
Venezuela and several Caribbean islands closed schools as the storm approached over recent days. Storm expected to drop 3 to 5 inches of rain on parts of northern Colombia, then 4 to 8 inches on Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Storm is expected to hit the Nicaragua-Costa Rica area as a tropical storm by late Friday night.See the Story

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