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West Virginia judge blocks enforcement of 150-year-old abortion ban

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A judge in West Virginia blocked enforcement of the state’s 150-year-old abortion ban on Monday, opening the door for abortions to resume in the state. The Kanawha county circuit court judge, Tera L Salango, granted t...

Dior v Valentino: row breaks out after Rome show allegedly blocks boutique

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A row has broken out in the world of high fashion after the French house Dior demanded compensation from Italian rival Valentino for allegedly blocking access to a Dior boutique during a show on the Spanish Steps in R...

Texas blocks court order allowing clinics to perform abortions after Roe v Wade

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The Texas supreme court has blocked a lower court order that said clinics could continue performing abortions, days after some doctors had resumed seeing patients after the fall of Roe v Wade. It was not immediately c...

US blocks company worth over $1bn linked to Russian oligarch

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The United States has blocked a US-based company worth more than $1bn linked to Russian oligarch Suleiman Kerimov, saying the ally of President Vladimir Putin used it to funnel and invest shadowy funds. The treasury d...

Texas judge temporarily blocks state ban on abortions up to six weeks

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A judge in Texas on Tuesday temporarily blocked a state abortion ban linked to the US supreme court decision which last week overturned the ruling guaranteeing the right to terminate pregnancies. The Texas case follow...

Louisiana judge blocks abortion ban amid uproar after Roe v Wade ruling

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A Louisiana judge on Monday temporarily stopped the state from enforcing Republican-backed laws banning abortion, set to take effect after the US supreme court ended the constitutional right to the procedure last week...

Russia blocks Telegraph website over Ukraine reporting

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Russia has blocked the website of the Telegraph for its reporting on the invasion of Ukraine. The newspaper said it had been accused of “disseminating false information about a special military operation by the Russia...

Russia blocks Telegraph website over Ukraine reporting

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Russia has blocked the website of the Telegraph for its reporting on the invasion of Ukraine. The newspaper said it had been accused of “disseminating false information about a special military operation by the Russia...

Blow to Uber as top Massachusetts court blocks ballot question

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Massachusetts’ top court on Tuesday blocked an effort to ask voters whether app-based ride-share and delivery drivers should be treated as independent contractors rather than employees, in a setback for companies such...

US supreme court blocks Texas law targeting social media rules

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The US supreme court temporarily blocked a Texas law that would bar social media companies from removing user posts based on their “viewpoint”, as lower courts battle over whether it would violate first amendment righ...

DUP blocks attempt to appoint Northern Ireland assembly speaker

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The vice-president of Sinn Féin, Michelle O’Neill, has said that efforts to resurrect Northern Ireland’s assembly at Stormont will continue, after the Democratic Unionist party (DUP) blocked a second attempt to elect ...

Judge blocks Biden plan to lift Trump-era restrictions on asylum seekers

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Pandemic-era restrictions on people seeking asylum on the southern border must continue, a judge ruled Friday in an order blocking the Biden administration’s plan to lift them early next week. The ruling is just the l...

My kids love building blocks. Here’s why experts say playing with them is crucial

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David Beckham apparently unwinds at the end of a long day by playing with Lego, which he’ll do until the wee hours – two, three, four in the morning. “It relaxes me,” he said during an interview. It’s something I thou...

Defence blocks access to advice on location choice for Australia’s nuclear submarines base

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Voters will be kept in the dark on how Scott Morrison’s government selected three potential bases for Australia’s planned nuclear-powered submarines, after the advice was blocked from release. With the prime minister ...

Housebuilders pledge £1.3bn for fire safety work on mid-rise blocks

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Major UK housebuilders have so far promised to spend about £1.3bn to remove cladding and other fire hazards from mid-rise housing blocks, but are still short of the estimated £4bn needed to avoid another Grenfell Towe...

California governor blocks parole for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

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The California governor, Gavin Newsom, on Tuesday blocked parole for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten, reversing a panel’s recommendation that she be freed after spending a half-century in prison. Van Houten,...

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