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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

58% Center coverage: 159 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: 124 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
Biden says he supports overriding filibuster to protect abortion rights
Abortion · Washington

Biden says he supports overriding filibuster to protect abortion rights

58% Center coverage: 134 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

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US & Canada · Washington

Supreme Court allows Biden to end Trump-era 'Remain in Mexico' policy

55% Center coverage: 121 sources
Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program forces asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for the duration of their immigration proceedings. The Trump administration sent an estimated 70,000 people back to Mexico. Since early December 2021, under what immigration advocates call MPP 2.0, the Biden administration has sent back far fewer.See the Story
Politics · Mississippi

1955 Warrant in Emmett Till Case Found; Family Seeks Arrest

52% Center coverage: 92 sources
Warrant for arrest of Carolyn Bryant Donham found in Mississippi courthouse. Donham accused Emmett Till of making improper advances at a family store. She was married to one of two white men tried and acquitted just weeks later. Till was abducted from a relative's home, killed and dumped into a river.See the Story
Ketanji Brown Jackson · Washington

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

57% Center coverage: 39 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
US & Canada · Frankfort

Judge temporarily blocks Kentucky’s near-total abortion ban

80% Center coverage: 39 sources
Abortion-rights groups fought for the ruling that pauses the 2019 Kentucky law for now. Under the so-called trigger provisions, abortions ended abruptly June 24. The Kentucky case reflects the battles now being waged in courthouses around the country over whether pregnancies may be lawfully ended.See the Story
US & Canada · Columbus

A 14-year-old tiger died after contracting Covid-19 in an Ohio zoo, officials say

57% Left coverage: 14 sources
The 14-year-old Amur tiger, Jupiter, died Sunday after developing pneumonia caused by the virus. Jupiter was undergoing long-term treatment for chronic underlying illnesses, which made him more susceptible to the virus, the zoo said. Jupiter is the first animal at the zoo to die from Covid-19 complications, officials said.See the Story
US & Canada · North Carolina

Supreme Court to hear GOP appeal that could limit state courts in elections, redistricting

53% Center coverage: 17 sources
Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal from North Carolina Republicans. Case could drastically limit state court authority over congressional redistricting. Supreme Court has never invoked what is known as the independent state legislature doctrine. Four of the court’s conservative justices have expressed interest in taking on the subject.See the Story
Joe Biden

Biden on Roe: Court ruling 'destabilizing,' US still leading

44% Left coverage: 9 sources
President Joe Biden says he supports changing Senate rules to codify nationwide abortion protections. Biden was speaking to reporters at the conclusion of a five-day foreign trip to huddle with NATO allies in Madrid. Biden also highlighted announcements at the G-7 meeting, including more economic and military assistance to Ukraine.See the Story
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U.S. Supreme Court nixes religious challenge to New York vaccine mandate

67% Center coverage: 3 sources
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday declined to hear a challenge to New York's mandate. The challenge was brought by a group of doctors, nurses and others who objected on religious grounds. Most of the workers either resigned from their jobs, lost hospital admitting privileges or were fired.See the Story

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