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Breyer defends state of Supreme Court in interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria

Breyer defends state of Supreme Court in interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria

As the Supreme Court finds itself in an unwelcome political spotlight at the start of a new term, Justice Stephen Breyer defended the institution Sunday in an interview on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” insisting that the court is driven not by political considerations, but by judicial philosophy. “There are many jurisprudential differences,” Breyer said. “It…MORE

Texas doctor says he violated the state’s strict new abortion law
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Texas doctor says he violated the state’s strict new abortion law

A Texas doctor is publicly revealing that he violated a state law that bans abortions after six weeks and says he is inviting legal challenges under the controversial law, which has so far withstood efforts by pro-abortion rights supporters to block it. “On the morning of Sept. 6, I provided an abortion to a woman…MORE

Fact check: Are Biden’s vaccine mandates ‘unlawful’?
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Fact check: Are Biden’s vaccine mandates ‘unlawful’?

President Joe Biden’s new vaccine requirements could apply to as many as 100 million Americans, or almost two-thirds of the American workforce, and have spawned a predictable pushback from a handful of Republican states — making them the latest frontier in the fight between the administration and state officials over how to address the ongoing…MORE

Biden administration has made little progress towards goal of closing notorious Guantanamo Bay prison
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Biden administration has made little progress towards goal of closing notorious Guantanamo Bay prison

President Joe Biden has said he wants to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, where 39 detainees still reside, by the end of his term, but his administration is yet to make much progress towards meeting that goal. The Biden administration first announced it intended to close the facility during a White House press briefing…MORE

Rep. Lee Zeldin announces he was diagnosed with leukemia last fall and is in remission
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Rep. Lee Zeldin announces he was diagnosed with leukemia last fall and is in remission

Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin, who is running for governor of New York, said in a statement Saturday he was diagnosed with early-stage chronic myeloid leukemia last November, began treatment “with an immediately positive response and no side effects” and is now in remission. “Over the last 9 months, I have achieved complete remission, am expected…MORE

CIA warned children were possibly present seconds before US missile killed 10
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CIA warned children were possibly present seconds before US missile killed 10

Just after the US military launched a Hellfire missile to stop a white Toyota Corolla it believed to be an imminent threat to US troops leading the evacuation at the Kabul airport, the CIA issued an urgent warning: Civilians were likely in the area, including possibly children inside the vehicle, according to three sources familiar…MORE

RBG’s legacy one year after the liberal icon’s death
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RBG’s legacy one year after the liberal icon’s death

One year after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, schools and hospitals have been christened for her, scholarly awards created in her name and artworks designed with her visage. Ginsburg’s pioneering women’s rights legacy endures, along with the signature lace-collar motif on T-shirts and trinkets. But there’s another vestige of Ginsburg’s legacy…MORE

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