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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

56% Center coverage: 194 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

57% Center coverage: 140 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
Biden says he supports overriding filibuster to protect abortion rights
Abortion · Washington

Biden says he supports overriding filibuster to protect abortion rights

59% Center coverage: 135 sources
President Biden said he would support changing the Senate's filibuster rules for Congress to pass a federal law codifying Roe v. Wade. With the current 60-vote threshold, Democrats have few legislative options to fight the end of the nationwide right to an abortion. Biden clarified that he believes the right to privacy should be codified, which would protect more than just abortion access.See the Story

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US & Canada · Austin

Texas woman accused in cyclist death arrested in Costa Rica

65% Center coverage: 37 sources
A Texas woman suspected in the fatal shooting of professional cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson at an Austin home has been arrested in Costa Rica, the U.S. Marshals Service said Thursday. Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, 34, was arrested Wednesday at a hostel on Santa Teresa Beach in Provincia de Puntarenas, the Marshals Service said in a statement. Armstrong was expected to be returned to the United States, where she faces a murder charge, the agency said.See the Story
Abortion · Washington

Biden on Roe: Court ruling 'destabilizing,' US still leading

44% Left coverage: 27 sources
Biden was speaking to reporters at the conclusion of a five-day foreign trip to huddle with NATO allies in Madrid and the leaders of the Group of Seven advanced democratic economies in the Bavarian Alps. Biden said he would support changing the Senate filibuster rules to allow bringing a bill extending nationwide abortion protections to pass by simple majority.See the Story
US & Canada · Florida

Florida’s 15-Week Abortion Ban Blocked In Court

55% Center coverage: 29 sources
Judge John Cooper says he finds HB 5 unconstitutional. The law is scheduled to take effect at 12 a.m. Friday. House Bill 5 was passed by the State Legislature in March and received Gov. Ron DeSantis' signature in April. It would restrict legal abortions from 24 to 15 weeks into gestation.See the Story
Business · Washington

U.S. newspapers continuing to die at rate of 2 each week

67% Center coverage: 24 sources
A report from Northwestern University says local newspapers in the United States are dying at the rate of two per week. Northwestern says the number of counties with no newspapers or only one outlet continues to expand. Many digital-only sites are clustered in or near big cities, since that's where the money is to fund them.See the Story
Business · Atlantic City

Friday strike deadline looms for 4 Atlantic City casinos

61% Center coverage: 26 sources
Union negotiators and casino management tried Thursday to reach new contracts that would avoid a costly and disruptive strike during one of Atlantic City’s busiest weekends. Local 54 of the Unite Here union has set a 12:01 a.m. Friday deadline to reach a new agreement with the Borgata, Caesars, Harrah’s and Tropicana. If not, it has authorized a strike against those properties.See the Story
Europe · London

UK royals’ spending up 17%, mostly for palace overhaul costs

44% Center coverage: 18 sources
The British monarchy’s publicly-funded spending rose by 17% to 102.4 million pounds ($124 million) in the past year, with the renovation of Buckingham Palace taking up a large part of the expenses, royal accounts published Thursday showed. The palace’s annual Sovereign Grant report showed that royal spending went up by 14.9 million pounds compared to the previous year.See the Story
Europe · Moscow

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

50% Center coverage: 14 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

Supreme Court says several gun cases deserve a new look

72% Center coverage: 7 sources
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says gun cases involving restrictions in Hawaii, California, New Jersey and Maryland deserve a new look following its major decision in a gun case last week. The Supreme Court said Thursday lower courts should take another look at several cases that had been awaiting action by the high court.See the Story

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