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Facebook messages are key evidence in abortion prosecution : NPR

Facebook messages are key evidence in abortion prosecution : NPR

Some of the evidence against Jessica Burgess, 41, was handed over to police by Facebook. Facebook’s parent company, Meta, released a statement saying it had received valid warrants from law enforcement in Nebraska and that “the warrants did not mention abortion at all.” Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Some of …

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Child care provisions were cut from the Inflation Reduction Act. It's not the first time.

Child care provisions were cut from the Inflation Reduction Act. It’s not the first time.

The Democrats’ ambitious plans at points included universal pre-kindergarten, lower child care costs, paid family and sick leave and the enhanced child tax credit, among other provisions, but those were ultimately eliminated during negotiations. Those cuts became the ninth time in just two and a half years where proposed legislation aimed at helping women and …

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Author Salman Rushdie stabbed on stage before a lecture in New York

Author Salman Rushdie stabbed on stage before a lecture in New York

Famed author Salman Rushdie, who has endured death threats from extremists for decades, was stabbed Friday before a scheduled lecture in western New York, authorities said. A man stormed the stage at the Chautauqua Institution, about 70 miles south of Buffalo, at about 11 am and attacked the 75-year-old Rushdie and an interviewer, New York …

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This Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows The Russian River flooding Guerneville, Calif.

‘Megafloods’ could devastate California, new study says

“Megadrought” may be the main weather concern across the West right now amid the constant threat of wildfires and earthquakes. But a new study warns another crisis is looming in California: “Megafloods.” Climate change is increasing the risk of future floods that could submerge multiple cities and displace millions of people across California, according to …

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Wisconsin GOP fires election investigator who pushed false fraud claims

Wisconsin GOP fires election investigator who pushed false fraud claims

Placeholder while article actions load MADISON, Wis. — The Republican-led review of Wisconsin’s 2020 election abruptly ended Friday when the GOP Assembly speaker who launched the inquiry last summer fired the former state Supreme Court justice he had hired to lead it. The firing came a week after Michael Gableman, who had led the investigation, …

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Florida judge who approved FBI search of Mar-a-Lago faces barrage of antisemitic online attacks

Florida judge who approved FBI search of Mar-a-Lago faces barrage of antisemitic online attacks

Republicans, too, have been heavily critical of the judge, including Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who questioned Reinhart’s impartiality during an appearance on Fox News earlier this week when he claimed: “They found some Obama donor judge, not even a judge, a magistrate, to give them the search warrant.” No Republican elected official has called for …

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Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, left, and former Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman, right.

Vos fires Michael Gableman, ending $1 million review of 2020 election

MADISON – Assembly Speaker Robin Vos fired Michael Gableman on Friday, more than a year after he hired the former Supreme Court justice to probe the 2020 election and three days after Vos barely survived a primary challenge Gableman supported. You ended Gableman’s contract with the state that has provided a national platform and more …

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Kelly Goodlett to plead guilty;  first criminal conviction in Breonna Taylor case

Kelly Goodlett to plead guilty; first criminal conviction in Breonna Taylor case

Placeholder while article actions load Former Louisville detective Kelly Goodlett intends to plead guilty this month to federal charges in connection to the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor, marking what would be the first conviction in a case that sparked months of racial justice protests in that city and across the country. Goodlett and …

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Catalytic converters are devices located on the bottom of newer cars meant to reduce air pollution.  They contain rare metals such as platinum, making them expensive and easy to resell.

Catalytic converter theft ring busted in Oregon; how to prevent theft

If your vehicle’s catalytic converter was one of 44,000 recently stolen in Washington, Nevada, California, Texas, Oregon or New York, authorities may have arrested the group responsible. Police detectives in Beaverton, Oregon, said they’ve identified the man who orchestrated a $22 million catalytic converter trafficking operation based in Portland and spanning six states since January …

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Fox News airs false photo of Trump search judge with Ghislaine Maxwell | foxnews

Fox News has drawn criticism for sharing a photoshopped image of a US magistrate judge, Bruce Reinhart, who signed the search warrant on the recent FBI search of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property, sitting on a private plane across from the convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell. Filling in for Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday, …

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