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Sun, 06/26/2022 - 02:06

Undercover Fremont police shot and killed Elena Mondragon in Northern California in March 2017. She was a passenger in a car at the time, according to a complaint filed by the family.

Protesters rally to show their support for the recent protests and national strike against the government of President Guillermo Lasso in Quito, Ecuador, on June 25, 2022.
Sun, 06/26/2022 - 01:08

Ecuador's largest Indigenous organization began a strike two weeks ago to demand gasoline prices be cut, price controls be imposed on agricultural products and a larger budget be set for education.

President Biden addresses the nation Friday following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn <em>Roe v. Wade</em>.
Sat, 06/25/2022 - 18:15

With Roe v. Wade overturned, Senate Democrats want Biden to use presidential power to ease abortion access and protect those who seek the procedures. But he has limited options.

Sat, 06/25/2022 - 11:03

Two other people were wounded in the shooting, and a suspect has been taken into custody, police in Bolingbrook, Ill., said.

A syringe is prepared with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic in Chester, Pa., on Dec. 15, 2021. Pfizer says tweaking its COVID-19 vaccine to better target the omicron variant is safe and boosts protection.
Sat, 06/25/2022 - 10:14

Pfizer said that tweaking its vaccine to better target the omicron variant is safe and works — just days before regulators debate whether to offer Americans updated booster shots this fall.

President Biden signs into law the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act gun safety bill, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Saturday as first lady Jill Biden looks on.
Sat, 06/25/2022 - 08:04

The president's signing comes just over a month after the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, killed 19 children and two adults.

Marine Corps Lt. Col. Oliver North, accompanied by his lawyer Brendan Sullivan, was a central figure in the Iran-Contra hearings.
Sat, 06/25/2022 - 07:47

The most telling testimony against the Republican former president has come from Republicans he appointed or who supported him and voted for him (and, in some cases, say they would do so again).

People with disabilities worry about how they will be disproportionately affected by the Supreme Court's reversal of <em>Roe v. Wade</em>.
Sat, 06/25/2022 - 06:00

Bodily autonomy is a principle of the disability rights movement. With the overturn of Roe v. Wade, people with disabilities worry about how they will be disproportionately affected.

Investigators search for evidences outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May 25, 2022.
Sat, 06/25/2022 - 05:09

School officials praised the students for their strength and resilience through three COVID-19 pandemic years, three changes of principals and then the May 14 mass shooting at Robb Elementary School.

Whole Woman's Health of Minnesota, a clinic that opened to patients in February, is one of only eight that provide abortions in the state and is located just a few minutes from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Sat, 06/25/2022 - 04:00

With the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, Minnesota will be one of the states where abortion remains legally protected. But legal doesn't necessarily mean accessible, advocates warn.

People line up outside of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on June 23, as the city makes vaccines available to residents possibly exposed to monkeypox.
Sat, 06/25/2022 - 04:00

The testing system set up by the CDC actually deters doctors from ordering a monkeypox test, and many physicians aren't familiar with the disease, resulting in too few tests and little tracking.

Riot police officers cordon off the area after migrants arrive on Spanish soil and crossing the fences separating the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco in Melilla, Spain, Friday, June 24, 2022.
Sat, 06/25/2022 - 01:06

A spokesperson for the Spanish government's office in Melilla said about 2,000 people tried to enter, but many were stopped by Spanish and Moroccan forces on either side of the border fence.

Police stand guard outside a bar in central Oslo, early Saturday. Norwegian police say two people have been killed and several injured in a mass shooting.
Sat, 06/25/2022 - 00:16

Police are investigating the shooting as a possible terrorist attack during the Norwegian capital's annual Pride festival. Investigators said a suspect was arrested.

A woman exhales while vaping from a Juul pen e-cigarette in 2019. A federal court has temporarily put on hold an FDA ban against the company's vaping products.
Fri, 06/24/2022 - 19:13

The e-cigarette maker had asked a federal appeals court to pause a ban by the Food and Drug Administration that would have required the company to immediately halt its business.

Abortion rights demonstrators hold signs outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Friday.
Fri, 06/24/2022 - 17:07

Demonstrators from both sides of the abortion issue gathered outside the Supreme Court after the justices overturned the constitutional right to an abortion.

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