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ACLU, Planned Parenthood Sue Alabama over Abortion Ban Civil Rights
ACLU, Planned Parenthood Sue Alabama over Abortion Ban
2019-05-24 20:40:26
by Dan McCue

Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge on Friday to block an Alabama law that bans nearly all abortions and makes performing the procedure a felony punishable by up to 99 years in prison. The... Read More

Lone House Republican Blocks Passage of Bipartisan Disaster Relief Bill Congress
Lone House Republican Blocks Passage of Bipartisan Disaster Relief Bill
2019-05-24 20:23:45
by Sean Trambley

In a stunning move Friday, a solitary House Republican from the Freedom Caucus blocked the passage of a $19.1 billion disaster aid package providing aid to Americans hit by wildfires, floods, and hurricanes, including $1.4 billion for Puerto Rico. The... Read More

Escalating US-Iran Tensions: Sanctions Often Don’t Work in Changing a State’s Behavior Geopolitics
Escalating US-Iran Tensions: Sanctions Often Don’t Work in Changing a State’s Behavior
2019-05-24 19:01:35
by HJ Mai

The bilateral relationship between the United States and Iran has been strained for decades, but the recent tensions have led to growing concerns over a potential military conflict. The Trump administration this month deployed an aircraft carrier strike group, bombers... Read More

Remains of Last Known Ship to Carry Slaves to US Found Near Mobile Bay In The News
Remains of Last Known Ship to Carry Slaves to US Found Near Mobile Bay
2019-05-24 18:48:00
by Dan McCue

The remains of the schooner Clotilda, the last known vessel to carry enslaved African captives to the United States has been found near the mouth of a river that empties into Mobile Bay in Alabama. Search Inc., a Florida-based archaeology... Read More

Old Freezer in Warehouse Reveals Terrifying Secret: Body of Woman Missing Nearly 6 Years In The News
Old Freezer in Warehouse Reveals Terrifying Secret: Body of Woman Missing Nearly 6 Years

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — When Lilian Argueta opened a used upright freezer at her scrap business and saw a woman’s body inside, she was so frightened she began to scream. “It thought it was a witch, or a mannequin,” said... Read More

‘I Expect a Zombie to Walk Out.’ Life in Paradise, 6 Months After the Camp Fire Featured
‘I Expect a Zombie to Walk Out.’ Life in Paradise, 6 Months After the Camp Fire

PARADISE, Calif. — Phil and Michelle John know they have it better than most. Their house was among the 11% in Paradise that survived the Camp fire, and they moved home in early April. Their street is largely intact, and... Read More

Trump Threatens to Cut Millions From Fire Departments in California After Deadly Wildfires Agriculture
Trump Threatens to Cut Millions From Fire Departments in California After Deadly Wildfires

WASHINGTON — Officials in California are crying foul over a Trump administration plan to slash firefighting assistance payments to the state, which could amount to millions of dollars in lost income for fire departments. The U.S. Forest Service, in turn,... Read More

‘We Will Take Our Chances’: Neither Risks Nor Trump-Imposed Roadblocks Deter Migrants Immigration
‘We Will Take Our Chances’: Neither Risks Nor Trump-Imposed Roadblocks Deter Migrants

SONOYTA, Mexico — Marvin Daniel Flores doesn’t pay attention to the news blaring from a radio at a makeshift immigrant camp on the outskirts of this Mexican desert town near the Arizona border. It doesn’t matter to him. It took... Read More

This Memorial Day, Veterans Take on Another Threat: Rising Cancer Deaths in the Ranks Veterans
This Memorial Day, Veterans Take on Another Threat: Rising Cancer Deaths in the Ranks

WASHINGTON — On Memorial Day 2013, Coleen Bowman was a new widow. Her husband had died four months earlier and she wanted support to face that first military holiday of remembrance. So she registered for TAPS, the Tragedy Assistance Program... Read More

Theresa May to Step Down As UK Prime Minister, Eyes June 7 Departure United Kingdom
Theresa May to Step Down As UK Prime Minister, Eyes June 7 Departure
2019-05-24 15:33:50
by Dan McCue

Theresa May announced Friday morning that she will step down as the United Kingdom's Conservative Party leader June 7, conceding defeat in her years-long attempt to take Britain out of the European Union. May's voice cracked as she made a... Read More

FAA Will Move First to Approve the Boeing 737 Max to Fly Again, Possibly Within Weeks Transportation
FAA Will Move First to Approve the Boeing 737 Max to Fly Again, Possibly Within Weeks

FORT WORTH, Texas — During a break from an international gathering of air safety regulators from around the world, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) made clear Thursday that his agency will move first to lift the order... Read More

NOAA’s Official Forecast Calls for 4 to 8 Atlantic Hurricanes This Season Climate
NOAA’s Official Forecast Calls for 4 to 8 Atlantic Hurricanes This Season

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A federal hurricane forecast issued Thursday calls for a near-normal season this year, with four to eight hurricanes and up to 15 storms powerful enough to be given names. The forecast represents a potential decrease from... Read More

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