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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
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

46% Center coverage: 107 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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Europe · Kyiv

Russian forces withdraw from Black Sea's strategic Snake Island

41% Center coverage: 94 sources
Russia withdraws forces from island off Ukraine's Black Sea port of Odesa. Russian Defense Ministry says it is a "goodwill gesture" Russian President Vladimir Putin says his goals in Ukraine haven't changed. Funerals to be held Thursday for some of the 18 people confirmed killed by Russian missile strike.See the Story
US & Canada · Wellington

New Zealand designates Proud Boys a terrorist organization

48% Center coverage: 42 sources
New Zealand has designated the Proud Boys and The Base as terrorist organizations. The two groups join 18 others including Islamic State that have been given an official terrorist designation. The U.S. groups are not known to be active in New Zealand. The South Pacific nation has become more attuned to threats from the far right after a white supremacist shot and killed 51 Muslim worshippers at two Christchurch mosques.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
West Virginia · West Virginia

West Virginia mourns death of Medal of Honor recipient Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Woody Williams was the last surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient in the nation. Gov. Justice has offered for Williams to lie in state in the Capitol, and has also offered a State funeral to be held for Williams at the State Capitol. The Governor will also be signing a proclamation to lower all United States and West Virginia flags to half-staff statewide in Williams honor.See the Story
Air Force · Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Air Force plans construction of four child care centers, including Wright-Patt

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
The Air Force is taking new steps toward construction of child care centers nationally. Plans that include Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center has contracted for the construction of the first of what is expected to be four centers. Congress has approved or is in the process of approving a total of $53 million for a pair of centers.See the Story

Landmark NATO summit concludes with US pledge of $800 million more in arms to Ukraine

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Biden: U.S. will send $800 million in weaponry to Ukraine as part of long-term commitment. New strategic concept named Russia a top threat and China a challenger to Western security. Biden: Russia has fallen short on its initial objective to take the whole of the country.See the Story

Washington Nationals honor National Guard

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
The Washington Nationals honored members of the National Guard during Branch Appreciation Day at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., June 28, 2022.See the Story
Department of Justice

Navy reservist wins claim against Florida company for illegal termination

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
Lt. Cmdr. James Radtke won a claim against an employer who informed him he had been terminated after completing a three-month tour on active duty. Tapesouth Inc. agreed to train its employees on the federal law requiring employers to hold open the jobs of military reservists.See the Story

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