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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

55% Center coverage: 211 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
Israel’s parliament dissolves, sets 5th election in 4 years
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
Key inflation gauge tracked by the Fed remains a high 6.3%
Business · Washington

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

66% Center coverage: 47 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

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Friends co-creator 'embarrassed' by lack of diversity

34% Center coverage: 6 sources
Marta Kauffman has said she is "embarrassed" when she looks back at the iconic sitcom's lack of diversity over its 10-year run from 1994 to 2004. The Emmy winner said she had moved from being upset over criticism of the series in the past to feeling that it is justified.See the Story
Business

S&P 500 wobbles to the end of its worst first-half since 1970

60% Center coverage: 5 sources
All three main indexes are on course to post their second straight quarterly declines for the first time since 2015. Large-cap growth stocks including Microsoft Corp, Apple, Amazon.com and Tesla fell between 0.5% and 2%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 224.38 points, or 0.72%, at 30,804.93, the S&P 500 was down 22.26 points,or 0.58%, at 3,796.57 and the Nasdaq Composite was down 90.17 points,Or 0.81%, at 11,087.72.See the Story
Rugby Union · Fiji

Israel Folau back in test rugby after Tonga selection

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Folau named in Tonga side for Pacific Nations Cup match against Fiji. The 33-year-old played for Australia between 2013 and 2019. Former All Blacks centre Seta Tamanivalu is also in the squad for the first time in five years. Fiji and Australia will play each other in a three-match series.See the Story
International · United States

More aid for Ukraine as NATO prepares for long fight

67% Right coverage: 3 sources
US President Joe Biden hails the courage of Ukrainians since Russia invaded in February. Biden said the US and its NATO allies were united in standing up to Russian President Vladimir Putin. NATO agreed to strengthen its deterrents, putting more than 300,000 troops on high alert from the middle of next year.See the Story
Business

Oil falls 2% on uncertainty over future OPEC+ output

Coverage: 2 sources
Brent crude futures for September delivery fell $2.26, or 2%, to $110.19 per barrel. The August contract, which expires on Thursday, fell $1.05, or 0.9, to $115.21 a barrel. OPEC+ confirmed it would only increase output in August as much as previously announced despite tight global supplies.See the Story
Rugby Union

Ireland prop swap 'a bit strange'

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Former Ireland international Mike Ross says it is "a bit strange" that Cian Healy and Finlay Bealham are training to cover both prop positions. Andy Farrell named his Irish side to face the All Blacks in Saturday's first Test of the New Zealand tour in Auckland. Healy was a major doubt after being carted off with an ankle injury in Wednesday's defeat to the Maori All Blacks.See the Story

Suspended sentence for host of Paris attacker

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
A Belgian court has given a three-year suspended sentence to Salah Abdeslam. He was the only member of the Paris terror cell to survive the attack. Four others have been sentenced to community service and three to time served. Six others were tried in absentia and were not given a sentence.See the Story
Pfizer

Pfizer asks for US approval of Covid treatment Paxlovid

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Pfizer says it is seeking full US approval for its oral Covid-19 antiviral treatment Paxlovid. The drug is currently available under an emergency use authorisation. A full approval could mean the company would have the option to sell the drug on the open market.See the Story

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