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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

54% Center coverage: 220 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
Biden: U.S. to announce $800 million more weapons aid to Ukraine
Europe · Ukraine

Biden: U.S. to announce $800 million more weapons aid to Ukraine

48% Center coverage: 125 sources
Biden says $6.5 billion in security assistance that Congress approved last month as part of a $13.6 billion package for Ukraine could soon be exhausted. New military package includes heavy artillery, 144,000 rounds of ammunition and drones for the escalating battle in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine.See the Story
Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as Supreme Court's first Black woman
Ketanji Brown Jackson · Washington

Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as Supreme Court's first Black woman

45% Center coverage: 118 sources
Ketanji Brown Jackson, 51, is the court's 116th justice. Justice Stephen Breyer's retirement took effect at noon. Jackson, a federal judge since 2013, will be the first Black woman to serve as a justice. She will be joining three women, Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Amy Coney Barrett.See the Story

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Middle East · Jerusalem

Israel’s parliament dissolves, sets 5th election in 4 years

37% Center coverage: 64 sources
Israeli lawmakers voted on Thursday to hold an early national election on Nov 1. The vote will give Benjamin Netanyahu, the right-wing former prime minister and current opposition leader, a chance to regain power. The country held four elections in two years, the fifth in less than four years. Yair Lapid, the foreign minister and architect of the outgoing coalition government, will become the country's caretaker prime minister.See the Story
US & Canada · Los Angeles

Travis Barker's daughter Alabama shares photo with dad, thanks fans for prayers amid health scare

53% Left coverage: 15 sources
The 16-year-old thanked her Instagram followers for their support. TMZ reported Wednesday that the musician has been suffering from pancreatitis after a recent colonoscopy. Barker is also the father of son Landon and shares a close bond with his former stepdaughter, Atiana.See the Story
Europe · Berlin

European court bumps youths' climate case to top-tier panel

58% Center coverage: 19 sources
The activists, three of whom are minors, turned to the court almost two years ago. The countries named in the complaint include the 27 member nations of the European Union. One of the plaintiffs, 17-year-old Sofia Oliveira, said the decision to have the case heard by the Grand Chamber was encouraging.See the Story
Animals · New York

Researchers caution beachgoers ahead of white shark season

53% Center coverage: 15 sources
July tends to be when great whites appear in earnest, with sightings peaking from August through October. Researchers have tagged more than 280 great whites off the cape, with nearly 230 of those tags still active and sending back data about shark movements. The animals still tend to be concentrated on the Atlantic Ocean-facing side of the cape where they feast on a flourishing seal population.See the Story
Mayflower · Mayflower

Crewless robotic Mayflower ship nears Plymouth Rock

66% Center coverage: 6 sources
The Mayflower Autonomous Ship met with an escort boat as it approached the Massachusetts shoreline. The solar-powered ship's first attempt to cross the Atlantic in 2021 was beset with technical problems. The 50-foot (15-meter) trimaran didn't have a captain, navigator or any humans on board.See the Story
Europe · London

Lily Allen speaks out about her abortion, saying women do not need 'exceptional' reasons to 'justify' decision

50% Left coverage: 4 sources
Lily Allen says women should not have to "justify" an abortion. The mother-of-two made the comments in a statement on Instagram. She appeared on stage with teen star Olivia Rodrigo at Glastonbury. Allen is married to Stranger Things star David Harbour and has two daughters.See the Story
Europe

Derry Girls writer Lisa McGee to receive freedom of her home city

Coverage: 2 sources
Members of Derry City and Strabane District Council voted unanimously on Thursday to make Ms McGee the first woman to receive the Freedom of the City honour.SDLP councillor Martin Reilly first proposed the recognition for the impact that Derry Girls has had on the city. Ms McGee responded by tweeting: "Stunned and shocked and very honoured"See the Story
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Twenty six gardaí serving suspensions for domestic violence or sexual misconduct allegations

75% Left coverage: 4 sources
There have been almost 30 suspensions of members of An Garda S�och�na due to either sexual or domestic issues. The figures emerged as Garda Commissioner Drew Harris appeared at a meeting of the Policing Authority on Thursday. He was asked about Garda officers having inappropriate relationships with victims of crime.See the Story

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