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R. Kelly receives 30-year prison sentence for racketeering and sex trafficking
US & Canada · Chicago

R. Kelly receives 30-year prison sentence for racketeering and sex trafficking

52% Center coverage: 237 sources
Multi-platinum R&B singer R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Wednesday. He was convicted of sex trafficking last year for exploiting his stardom and wealth. Kelly used his wealth to lure women and underage girls for sex, prosecutors said. He is separately facing trial in Chicago on child sex images and obstruction charges. Kelly was himself the victim of child sex abuse, and detailed in his autobiography how he was raped by a female family member when he was eight.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

56% Center coverage: 151 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
Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Pat Cipollone, former WH counsel
US & Canada · Washington

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Pat Cipollone, former WH counsel

51% Center coverage: 104 sources
Pat Cipollone is said to have raised concerns about the former president's efforts to overturn his 2020 election defeat. The committee said he could have information about several efforts by Trump allies to subvert the Electoral College. The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection issued a subpoena Wednesday to the former White House counsel.See the Story

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Cancer · California

Hells Angels founding member Sonny Barger dies aged 83 after brief battle with cancer

44% Center coverage: 59 sources
Ralph "Sonny" Barger died of cancer, according to a Facebook post. Barger was a frequent target of law enforcement throughout his life. He was also known for beating serious charges that would have led to lifelong incarceration. In 1972, he and three others were acquitted of murdering a Texas drug dealer in Oakland.See the Story
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Erdogan: Nordic NATO bid could still be nixed if vows unkept

62% Center coverage: 13 sources
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the 10-article agreement with the Nordic pair was a victory for Ankara. But Erdogan added that if the two Nordic states renege on their promises, Turkey's Parliament could refuse to ratify the deal reached Tuesday. NATO accession must be formally approved by all 30 member states, which gives each a blocking right.See the Story
US & Canada · Ottawa

Canada Day celebrations take new approach to honour Indigenous Peoples

62% Center coverage: 8 sources
Many communities are reimagining Canada Day celebrations to recognize Indigenous Peoples. Some events were silenced last year amid a sense of collective grief after possible graves were located on the former site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School. Organizers in Vancouver have renamed their event "Canada Together" and adopted the theme "weaving together the fabric of a nation"See the Story
US & Canada

Supreme Court will not hear appeal by convicted B.C. sex trafficker Reza Moazami

Coverage: 5 sources
The Supreme Court will not hear an appeal from a British Columbia man convicted of trafficking 11 female victims, including underage girls, for sex. Reza Moazami, who was sentenced to 23 years in prison, had sought leave to appeal a September decision by the B.C. Court of Appeal. That court dismisse...See the Story
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Supreme Court restricts EPA’s authority to mandate carbon emissions reductions

Coverage: 2 sources
The U.S. Supreme Court curbed the EPA's ability to fight climate change. By a vote of 6 to 3, the court said that any time an agency does something big and new, the regulation is presumptively invalid. The decision by the conservative court majority sets the stage for further limitations on the regulatory power of other agencies.See the Story
US & Canada · Kentucky

Florida, Kentucky judges temporarily block abortion trigger laws

75% Center coverage: 4 sources
The ACLU filed the lawsuit just days after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Kentucky's trigger law, which was passed in 2019, went into effect immediately, banning abortions in the state. The ALCU says the ban violates the state's constitution. A hearing on the trigger law is scheduled for next Wednesday.See the Story
Abortion · Kentucky

Kentucky Judge Blocks State From Enforcing Abortion Bans; Florida Ruling Expected

Coverage: 2 sources
A Louisville judge granted a restraining order blocking two Kentucky abortion bans. It blocks enforcement of the law that went into effect June 24 after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade. The next hearing in the case will be on July 6. Kentucky will vote on a measure this November to exclude abortion rights from the state's constitution.See the Story
US & Canada

Canadians urged to catch up on vaccinations, prepare for fall boosters

67% Center coverage: 3 sources
40 per cent of Canadians still have not received a booster following their primary two shots. Canada's chief public health officer Theresa Tam says circulating Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 are even more transmissible and able to evade immunity. Tam is also warning of a possible COVID-19 resurgence in the fall and winter.See the Story

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