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The US supreme court threw out Wisconsin’s new state legislative maps on Wednesday, in a ruling that boosts Republicans and takes aim again at one of the last remaining provisions to protect voting discrimination. The ruling is the latest of many in recent years in which the US supreme court has been . . .

NBC News 4m ago / 11:22 AM UTC Diners at a McDonald’s restaurant in Moscow on Wednesday as some major brands continue to pull out of Russia. AFP – Getty ImagesWorkers nuclear power plant ‘exhausted’ after being held hostage for days, minister says Chantal Da Silva 22m ago / 11:04 AM UTC Workers at a […]

In the besieged city of Mariupol, living conditions have badly deteriorated and civilians are unable to leave safely. On Saturday, Ukrainian authorities said thousands of civilians remain trapped in the southeastern city and accused Russian forces of breaching an agreement to pause fire to allow safe passage out. “The situation in Mariupol is desperate,” Mirella […]

Reaching the goal of a truly equitable health system in America will require several broad national strategies. These include a national commitment to adequate, affordable, and accessible care for all U.S. residents; greater state-level experimentation; and better designed financial assistance for coverage. It will also need a strong community health system that emphasizes social determinants […]

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines are prepared at the Bradfield Community Center in Lima, Ohio, U.S., March 29, 2021. REUTERS/Megan Jelinger Nov 30 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Tuesday blocked a Biden administration COVID-19 vaccination rule for healthcare workers and applied the ruling nationwide where the mandate was still in effect, according to a court […]

Nov 29 (Reuters) – A federal judge on Monday blocked in 10 states a Biden administration vaccine requirement, finding the agency that issued the rule mandating healthcare workers get vaccinated against the coronavirus likely exceeded its authority. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Matthew Schelp in St. Louis prevents the U.S. Centers for Medicare and […]

A judge has blocked the sale of a suburban apartment complex in Maryland that was previously used as a cemetery for freed Black slaves, arguing that “many bodies likely still remain on the property”. The potential $50m sale of Westwood Tower in Bethesda, Maryland, 30 minutes outside of Washington DC, to the investment firm Charger […]

FARMINGTON, W.Va. — In Senator Joe Manchin’s hometown, a flood-prone hamlet of about 200 homes that hugs a curve on a shallow creek, the rain is getting worse. Those storms swell the river, called Buffalo Creek, inundating homes along its banks. They burst the streams that spill down the hills on either side of this […]

Protesters take part in the Women’s March and Rally for Abortion Justice at the State Capitol in Austin, Texas, on Saturday. Sergio Flores/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Sergio Flores/AFP via Getty Images Protesters take part in the Women’s March and Rally for Abortion Justice at the State Capitol in Austin, Texas, on […]

WASHINGTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked a near-total ban on abortion in Texas – the toughest such law in the country – in a challenge brought by President Joe Biden’s administration after the U.S. Supreme Court had allowed it to go into effect. The action by U.S. District Judge […]

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