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Supreme court expands states’ power to prosecute crimes on tribal lands

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A US supreme court decision on Wednesday that allows state prosecutors to pursue criminal cases for crimes committed by non-Native persons against Native persons on tribal land has spurred condemnation from tribal lea...

The Roe ruling is not about states’ rights. It’s about power and control

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I found out about Dobbs, the supreme court’s recent decision that overturned Roe v Wade and Planned Parenthood v Casey, in a room full of Black women in Boston. One interrupted a conference panel discussion and made t...

Biden administration signals fight to stop states banning abortion pill

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Joe Biden’s administration has indicated it will seek to prevent states from banning a pill used for medical abortion in light of the supreme court ruling overturning Roe v Wade, signalling a major new legal fight. Th...

Queensland’s LNP pledges to have women controlling state’s economic leavers

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Queensland’s Liberal National party says it will have two women controlling the state’s economic leavers and bring back the state’s productivity commission if it wins government. The opposition leader, David Crisafull...

Republican states trying to ban abortion expand health benefits for new mothers

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A number of Republican-led states that are moving to ban abortion are, at the same time, extending health insurance benefits to new mothers, professing to support “women in crisis”. As the US supreme court prepares to...

Prophet Muhammad remarks embroil India in row with Gulf states

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The Indian government has become embroiled in a diplomatic row with Gulf states after two ruling party spokespeople were accused of making Islamophobic and derogatory comments insulting the prophet Muhammad. The rulin...

Ohio woman pleads guilty to selling invasive crayfish species across 36 states

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They have claws, 10 legs, can produce hundreds of clones of themselves and have escaped from confinement to potentially run amok across the United States. The ecological threat posed by the marbled crayfish has now pr...

US states could ban people from traveling for abortions, experts warn

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As abortion bans proliferate in states around the US, some state legislatures are likely to go even further than just ending abortion in their jurisdictions – taking aim at the growing numbers of people seeking proced...

Hostile foreign states pose ‘real risk’ of influencing MPs’ cross-party groups

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Hostile foreign states and others pose a “real risk” of gaining access and wielding influence through all-party parliamentary groups (APPGs), the Commons standards committee has warned. Calling for reforms to avert wh...

Sixteen states sue US Postal Service over gas-powered truck purchase

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California and 15 other states that want the US Postal Service to buy more electric delivery vehicles are suing to halt purchases of thousands of gas-powered trucks as the agency modernizes its mail delivery fleet. Th...

Severe weather to hit north Queensland over Anzac Day weekend with milder conditions in other states

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Most parts of Australia can expect only showers to mar the Anzac Day long weekend, but a severe weather warning has been issued for parts of Queensland’s north tropical coast with rainfall expected to increase over th...

EU chief urges member states to give Ukraine weapons quickly

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The president of the European Commission has urged member states to supply Ukraine with weapons systems “quickly” and suggested that a next round of EU sanctions could target Russia’s powerful Sberbank and include an ...

Florida Governor DeSantis given power to gerrymander state’s electoral maps

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The Florida legislature will allow Governor Ron DeSantis to take the lead on redrawing the state’s 28 congressional districts, a highly unusual move that will probably diminish Black political power in the state and a...

Republican-run states mimic Florida’s ‘don’t say gay’ bill in chilling wave of gag orders

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Since Florida passed its controrversial “don’t say gay” bill, conservative states across America have been advancing similar bills as they attempt to ban the discussion of gender identity and sexual orientation in cla...

Former Trump official voted in two states’ 2016 presidential primaries

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A former Trump administration official now running for Congress in New Hampshire voted twice during the 2016 primary election season, possibly violating federal voting law and leaving him at odds with the Republican p...

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