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New lawsuits target state restrictions on abortion pills

New lawsuits target state restrictions on abortion pills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supporters of abortion rights filed separate lawsuits recently challenging two states' abortion pill restrictions, the opening salvo in what's expected to be a protracted legal battle over access to the medications.
The lawsuits argue that limits on the drugs in North Carolina and West Virginia run afoul ... (full story)


Crusading judge tests boundaries of free speech in Brazil

Crusading judge tests boundaries of free speech in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) — With his Batman-like gown, athletic build and bald head, Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes cuts an imposing figure.
To some, his actions from the bench are more intimidating. Whether it is investigating former President Jair Bolsonaro, arresting protesters on slim evidence or banishing hi ... (full story)


Native Hawaiians flock to Las Vegas for affordable living

Native Hawaiians flock to Las Vegas for affordable living

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Kona Purdy never wanted to live anywhere but Hawaii. As a Native Hawaiian, he wanted his children to grow up like he did: rooted in their culture, and nourished by the mountains and ocean.
But raising a family in Hawaii meant squeezing nine people into a four-bedroom house — rented with extende ... (full story)


Time's Up to halt operations, shift resources to legal fund

Time's Up to halt operations, shift resources to legal fund

NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Globes carpet typically glitters with crystal-studded gowns in pastel hues, but it looked different in January 2018: The ballgowns were black, and the night's key accessory was a pin that read "Time's Up." Onstage, Oprah Winfrey brought guests to their feet with a warning to powerful abuser ... (full story)


Supreme Court: Justices interviewed as part of leak probe

Supreme Court: Justices interviewed as part of leak probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight months, 126 formal interviews and a 23-page report later, the Supreme Court said it has failed to discover who leaked a draft of the court's opinion overturning abortion rights.
The report released by the court recently is the apparent culmination of an investigation ordered by Chief Justice John Ro ... (full story)