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Supreme Court Clears Way for 2nd Federal Execution this Week

Supreme Court Clears Way for 2nd Federal Execution this Week

Terre Haute, IN (AP) — The Supreme Court has cleared the way for a second federal execution in as many days. The high court by a 5-4 vote early Thursday lifted two court orders keeping the execution of Wesley Ira Purkey on hold. Purkey was convicted of kidnapping, raping and killing a 16-year-old girl before…

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Trump looks to curb landmark environmental act for projects

Trump looks to curb landmark environmental act for projects

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump is ready to roll back an influential environmental law from the Nixon-era that Trump says infrastructure projects. But the law is credited ensuring decades of scrutiny of major projects and giving local communities a say. Trump is in Atlanta to announce the changes to regulations for how and when…

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In Defeat, Sessions Still Says Trump Right for the Nation

In Defeat, Sessions Still Says Trump Right for the Nation

Mobile, AL (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has lost the Republican nomination for his old Senate seat in Alabama to former college football coach Tommy Tuberville. The defeat likely ends Sessions’ long political career, a bitter loss egged on by President Donald Trump. Tuberville is familiar to Alabamians from his decade as…

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Florida tops virus death mark, UK, France mandate masks

Florida tops virus death mark, UK, France mandate masks

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (AP) — Florida surpassed its one day record for coronavirus deaths, amid rising fears of a resurgent pandemic. The 132 new deaths pushed the state’s seven-day average to more than double what it was two weeks ago. Britain and France announced Tuesday they will require people to wear face masks in public…

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Court: Some Employers Can Refuse to Offer Free Birth Control

Court: Some Employers Can Refuse to Offer Free Birth Control

Washington D.C. (AP) — The Supreme Court has ruled broadly in favor of the religious rights of employers in two cases that could leave more than 70,000 women without free contraception and tens of thousands of people with no way to sue for job discrimination. In both cases Wednesday the court ruled 7-2, with both…

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