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Ketanji Brown Jackson · Washington

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

52% Center coverage: 64 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
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
US & Canada · Washington

New NHTSA chief: Agency to scrutinize auto-driver technology

64% Center coverage: 14 sources
The new head of the government’s road safety agency will intensify efforts to understand the risks posed by automated vehicle technology so it can decide what regulations may be necessary to protect drivers, passengers and pedestrians.See the Story
US & Canada · San Diego

Four of Five Navy Officers Convicted in Long-Running 'Fat Leonard' Bribery Case

60% Center coverage: 10 sources
The five were the last of 34 defendants to stand trial on charges they were bought off by the Malaysian defense contractor Leonard Francis. The case has centered around Francis, who admitted in 2015 to offering $500,000 in bribes to Navy officers. Prosecutors say Francis and his company overcharged the U.S. military by more than $35 million for its services.See the Story
US & Canada · Reno

Nevada GOP governor candidate to pay for statewide recount

50% Center coverage: 10 sources
Republican gubernatorial candidate Joey Gilbert has officially requested a statewide recount of the June 14 primary results. Gilbert had 26.7% of the vote on June 14, trailing Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, who won 38.4% in a crowded primary field. Gilbert has repeatedly challenged the primary election results, alleging workers did not properly verify signatures or monitor ballots. County clerks and officials across the state have said that the election was conducted fairly. Nevada’s Secretary of State told county clerks Wednesday to begin conducting a recount this week, at a cost of $190,960 to Reno attorney Joey Gilbert.See the Story
US & Canada

Supreme Court rejects COVID-19 shot mandate case from New York

57% Center coverage: 7 sources
The Supreme Court declined on Thursday to take up a case involving a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for health care workers in New York. The court's action follows adecision in December in which the justices declined an emergency request to halt the requirement. At the time, doctors, nurses and other medical workers said they were being forced to choose between their jobs and religious beliefs.See the Story
Minnesota · Minnesota

Edibles and beverages laced with cannabis ingredient THC become legal Friday in Minnesota

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Minnesotans who are 21 or older can start buying edibles and beverages that contain THC. THC is the ingredient in cannabis that gets you high. A 5-milligram THC edible can cause a high feeling for first-time users. New THC products must be derived from legally certified hemp, according to the law.See the Story

Minnesotans face the 'insanity' of gas at nearly $5 per gallon

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
People across the country are retrenching as the cost of gasoline tops levels not seen since 2008. Economists partly blame the current spike on the decision by many countries to ban Russian energy imports. 57% of Americans plan to take fewer leisure trips this summer because of high gas prices.See the Story

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