Monday, July 4, 2022
What to Know About WNBA Star Brittney Griner’s Detention in Russia

What to Know About WNBA Star Brittney Griner’s Detention in Russia

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The criminal trial of 31-year-old WNBA champion and Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner, who has been detained for more than four months, began in Russia on July 1. She faces up to 10 years in prison for the alleged transportation and smuggling of cannabis products. Experts say that she is unlikely to receive a fair
Beyond the Founding Fathers: 12 Unsung Figures Who Helped Build America

Beyond the Founding Fathers: 12 Unsung Figures Who Helped Build America

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Every year, Americans get the day off and set off fireworks to celebrate Independence Day, the day in 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was printed (though the Continental Congress voted on the resolution declaring independence from Britain two days earlier.) While Founding Fathers behind that document like John Adams, Ben Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson
Israel’s Parliament Dissolves, Sets 5th Election in 4 Years

Israel’s Parliament Dissolves, Sets 5th Election in 4 Years

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Israel’s parliament voted Thursday to dissolve itself and send the country to the polls in November for the fifth time in less than four years. Yair Lapid, Israel’s foreign minister and architect of the outgoing coalition government, will become the country’s caretaker prime minister just after midnight on Friday. He will be the 14th person
With Roe v. Wade Overturned, Canada Could Become an Abortion Destination

With Roe v. Wade Overturned, Canada Could Become an Abortion Destination

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Bloomberg — The Bloor West Village Women’s Clinic in Toronto has had very few American patients, despite advertising its abortion services internationally. That may be about to change. The US Supreme Court’s decision Friday overturning Roe v Wade means women living in states with new restrictions on abortion could be forced to travel to obtain
Uvalde School District’s Police Chief Resigns From City Council

Uvalde School District’s Police Chief Resigns From City Council

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UVALDE, Texas — The Uvalde school district’s police chief has stepped down from his position in the City Council just weeks after being sworn in following allegations that he erred in his response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 19 students and two teachers dead. Chief Pete Arredondo told the Uvalde
The Senate Just Unveiled a New Bipartisan Gun Bill. Here’s What’s in It

The Senate Just Unveiled a New Bipartisan Gun Bill. Here’s What’s in It

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On Tuesday, a bipartisan group of senators released legislative text for a narrow set of gun safety measures, marking the most significant step towards toughening federal gun laws in nearly three decades. If passed, the bill would require enhanced background checks for buyers under age 21 and provide some $15 billion in new federal funding
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Is Diagnosed in a Major League Soccer Player for the First Time

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Is Diagnosed in a Major League Soccer Player for the First...

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BOSTON — Researchers have diagnosed chronic traumatic encephalopathy in a Major League Soccer player for the first time, saying Tuesday that former Sporting Kansas City defender Scott Vermillion suffered from the degenerative brain disease. The Boston University CTE Center said Vermillion, who died of an accidental drug overdose in December 2020 at the age of
My Mom Gave Birth to Me After She Was Assaulted. Don’t Use My Story as an Anti-Abortion Talking Point

My Mom Gave Birth to Me After She Was Assaulted. Don’t Use My Story...

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It’s June 27. I’m 29. It’s my birthday. And I wish it weren’t. I didn’t always hate my birthday. I distinctly remember turning 5 in my backyard with a small pony my grandma had found and the Hot Wheel cars my first-grade crush came to play with. I remember renting out the ice-skating rink when
After ‘Devastating’ Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade, Women Athletes Worry About Their Future

After ‘Devastating’ Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade, Women Athletes Worry About Their...

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Two-time Olympic gold medalist Crissy Perham was walking her dog to a coffee shop in San Antonio on Friday morning, when her husband pulled up alongside her, in his car, to deliver some upsetting news. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court had overturned Roe v. Wade, ending the constitutional right to an abortion. Her
Texas Gunman Kills 2, and Wounds 3 Police Officers

Texas Gunman Kills 2, and Wounds 3 Police Officers

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HALTOM CITY, Texas — A gunman killed two people and wounded four others, including three police officers, before taking his own life in a home in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, police said Sunday. Haltom City Police Det. Matt Spillane said none of those wounded in the shooting Saturday evening in a residential neighborhood have life-threatening