Summary of Reuters national news in the United States
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As Abortion Ruling Approaches, U.S. Supreme Court Erects Barricades for the Public
Surrounded by an ominous security fence and closed to the public since March 2020, the United States Supreme Court is set to hand down a landmark ruling in the coming weeks that could significantly restrict the right to abortion behind closed doors without only one judge in sight. No members of the public have been allowed in the courthouse since COVID-19 pandemic precautions were implemented in March 2020. The scene in court became tenser following protests and threats against some of the nine judges caused by the leaking of a draft in May. opinion indicating that they are about to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade who legalized abortion nationwide. The court has a 6-3 conservative majority.
With record pump prices, Biden struggles to tighten Russia sanctions
As the Biden administration plans to extend punitive measures to Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, a big hurdle looms closer to home: the American consumer. American drivers go on summer vacation with gas prices averaging above $5 a gallon for the very first time. And rising oil and natural gas prices are helping push inflation to its highest level in four decades, driving up the prices of food, electricity and housing.
Cowboys for Trump founder sentenced to 14 days for violating Capitol grounds
A Republican member of a government commission in New Mexico who founded a group called “Cowboys for Trump” was sentenced in federal court on Friday to 14 days in prison for his role in violating the grounds of the US Capitol during the riot of January 6, 2021. . But the man, Couy Griffin, will be credited with the 20 days he has already served in pre-trial detention and will not be required to report to jail, the judge said. He was also ordered to pay a $3,000 fine and serve 60 days of community service.
Former Trump adviser Navarro pleads not guilty to contempt of Congress charges
Adviser to former Republican President Donald Trump, Peter Navarro, pleaded not guilty on Friday to two counts of contempt of Congress, after refusing to provide testimony or documents to the US House of Representatives committee tasked with investigating the January 2021 attack on the Capitol. Navarro, who appeared in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday for arraignment, wrote a book after leaving the White House in which he spoke about a plan to delay Congress from certifying victory of President Joe Biden known as the “Green Bay Sweep,” according to the indictment.
US lawmakers urge Google to fix abortion searches that direct women to ‘fake clinics’
U.S. lawmakers have urged Alphabet Inc’s main search engine Google to give accurate results to people seeking abortions rather than sometimes sending them to “crisis pregnancy centers,” which keep women away from procedures. The request came in a letter, the main signatories of which were Senator Mark Warner and Representative Elissa Slotkin, sent to Google on Friday and first reported by Reuters.
Iowa’s highest court rejects abortion rights, reinstates waiting period law
On Friday, Iowa’s highest court ruled that the state’s constitution does not include a “fundamental right” to abortion, reversing its own finding from four years ago and reinstating a law requiring women to wait 24 hours after a first appointment before having an abortion. The Iowa Supreme Court’s 5-2 ruling overturned a lower court ruling that blocked the law, which had been challenged by a Planned Parenthood affiliate. It comes as the United States Supreme Court is expected to issue a landmark ruling in the coming weeks that could significantly restrict abortion rights nationwide.
Sale of US drones to Ukraine faces difficulties – sources
The Biden administration’s plan to sell four large weaponized drones to Ukraine has been halted over fears its sophisticated surveillance equipment could fall into enemy hands, according to two people familiar with the matter. The technical objection to the sale was raised during further scrutiny by the Pentagon’s Defense Technology Security Administration charged with protecting high-value technology from enemy hands. Previously, the plan, which has been circulating since March, had been approved by the White House, three people said.
Trump criticizes Pence’s actions on Jan. 6, 2021, says he lacked ‘courage’
The day after the last US Congress hearings on January 6, 2021, an assault on the Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump, the former president criticized the actions of Mike Pence that day, believing that his vice-president had lacked courage. . The hearings detailed how Trump urged his supporters to turn against Pence for refusing his demands to reject the November 2020 election results, before they stormed the Capitol, battling with police as they that some chanted “hang Mike Pence!”
WWE CEO McMahon resigns as board investigates alleged misconduct
WWE Inc said on Friday it had opened an investigation into alleged misconduct by longtime general manager Vince McMahon and named his daughter Stephanie as interim boss. McMahon has voluntarily stepped down from his responsibilities as CEO and chairman until the review is completed, the company said.
US FDA paves way for COVID vaccines for children under 5, CDC next
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized two COVID-19 vaccines for children under age 5, opening the door to vaccinating millions of the nation’s youngest children once the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will agree. The FDA has cleared Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 6 months to 4 years and Moderna Inc’s vaccine for ages 6 months to 17 years. Pfizer is already authorized for over 5 years.
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