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Missouri Supreme Court weighs fate of amendment to restore abortion rights


Jefferson City, Mo.: Whether Missouri voters get a chance to weigh in on legalizing abortion is now up to state Supreme Court judges, who on Tuesday heard arguments in a case about Republican infighting that has stalled the amendment’s progress. Judges did not indicate when they might rule on the case, which centers around a...

Abortion in Iowa is legal again, for now


Des Moines, Iowa: An Iowa judge on Monday temporarily blocked the state’s new ban on most abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy, just days after Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the measure into law. That means abortion is once again legal in Iowa up to 20 weeks of pregnancy while the courts assess the new law’s constitutionality. The new law...

Charter school loses case over skirts rule for girls


New York: Bonnie Peltier was at her daughter’s kindergarten orientation in North Carolina when she learned all girls at the charter school must wear skirts. “I was stunned,” Peltier said. ”I’m looking around the room at the other parents and nobody seemed to mind. And I was like, ‘I can’t be the only one...

US Senate confirmation makes Vanita Gupta first Indian American associate attorney general


Washington, DC: A divided US Senate on Wednesday voted to confirm Vanita Gupta as the first woman of color to serve in the No. 3 job at the justice department, a role at the forefront of the department’s renewed efforts to combat systemic racism in policing. Gupta won confirmation as President Joe Biden’s associate attorney...

US Senate finally confirms Vanita Gupta for Biden’s associate attorney general


Washington, DC: A divided US Senate on Wednesday voted to confirm Vanita Gupta as the first woman of color to serve in the No. 3 job at the justice department, a role at the forefront of the department’s renewed efforts to combat systemic racism in policing. Gupta won confirmation as President Joe Biden’s associate attorney...