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A divided US Supreme Court reinstated a Republican-drawn congressional map in Louisiana for this year’s election, blocking a trial judge’s order that required a second majority-Black voting district. Over the dissents of the three liberal justices, the court granted a request by state officials who sought intervention on an emergency basis. The majority gave no […]

June 27 (Reuters) – A Louisiana judge on Monday temporarily blocked the Republican-led state from enforcing laws banning abortion that were set to take effect after the U.S. Supreme Court’s blockbuster decision to end the constitutional right to the procedure nationwide. Louisiana is one of 13 states with “trigger laws” designed to ban or severely […]

June 6 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Monday blocked a Louisiana Republican redistricting map that created only one majority-Black congressional district in the state, ordering the state legislature to redraw the map with a second such district within the next two weeks. District Judge Shelly Dick found the Republican map likely violated the U.S. […]

Since taking office, President Joe Biden’s administration has continued to rely on Title 42, a public health authority invoked at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic that allows border officials to turn migrants away at the US-Mexico border. In early April, though, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced plans to terminate the […]

A US district court issued an injunction on Friday partially blocking an Alabama law that criminalizes the prescription of hormone therapies and puberty blockers used to align transgender people’s bodies with their gender identity. The Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act came into effect in the southern state on May 8, not only banning medication treatments for […]

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 […]

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