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Suspect in custody after mass shooting at Highland Park July 4th parade

The suspected shooter is in custody after a mass shooting in north suburban Highland Park Monday. 6 people were killed, and dozens were injured after a gunman opened fire from a rooftop during the July 4th parade.  According to Highland Park Police Chief Lou Jogmen, Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III, 22, was arrested around 6:30 p.m., following a chase in the north suburbs.  Jogmen said police saw Crimo’s car near Buckley Road and U.S. Route 41. They tried to conduct a traffic stop, but Crimo fled the scene.  North Chicago police called for reinforcement, and Crimo’s vehicle was stopped six

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More states will now limit abortion, but they have long used laws to govern – and sometimes jail – pregnant women

Wendy Bach, University of Tennessee It’s clear that the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization will make it harder for women to get an abortion across much of the United States. But there are other kinds of laws – not related to abortion – that already control the decisions women make during pregnancy. In this scenario, a state concludes a pregnant woman’s conduct, mostly related to substance use, might harm the fetus they are carrying. These women are then forced into mandatory treatment or jail. Most of the women affected by these laws are poor, and

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Deaths now at 53 on the attempted migrant smuggling in San Antonio

When authorities found dozens of migrants dead inside a trucker under the sweltering Texas sun, the driver tried to slip away by pretending to be one of the survivors, according to a Mexican immigration officer, Wednesday.  The driver and two other men remained in custody as the investigation continued into the incident that left 53 people dead. This case is the nation’s deadliest smuggling episode on the U.S.-Mexico border.  Since the discovery of the 46 bodies near the auto salvage yards on the edge of San Antonio Monday, two more people died on Wednesday.  According to the chief of Mexico’s

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Roe overturned: What you need to know about the Supreme Court abortion decision

Linda C. McClain, Boston University and Nicole Huberfeld, Boston University After half a century, Americans’ constitutional right to get an abortion has been overturned by the Supreme Court. The ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization – handed down on June 24, 2022 – has far-reaching consequences. The Conversation asked Nicole Huberfeld and Linda C. McClain, health law and constitutional law experts at Boston University, to explain what just happened, and what happens next. What did the Supreme Court rule? The Supreme Court decided by a 6-3 majority to uphold Mississippi’s ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

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Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in prison

Ghislaine Maxwell, an associate of Jeffrey Epstein who lured underage girls, was sentenced to 20 years on five criminal counts, including sex trafficking.  U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said the sentence holds her accountable “for perpetrating heinous crimes against children.” “This sentence sends a strong message that no one is above the law and it is never too late for justice,” Williams said. “We again express our gratitude to Epstein and Maxwell’s victims for their courage in coming forward, in testifying at trial, and in sharing their stories as part of today’s sentencing.” According to New York City federal prosecutors, Epstein,

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Roe overturned: What you need to know about the Supreme Court abortion decision

Linda C. McClain, Boston University and Nicole Huberfeld, Boston University After half a century, Americans’ constitutional right to get an abortion has been overturned by the Supreme Court. The ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization – handed down on June 24, 2022 – has far-reaching consequences. The Conversation asked Nicole Huberfeld and Linda C. McClain, health law and constitutional law experts at Boston University, to explain what just happened, and what happens next. What did the Supreme Court rule? The Supreme Court decided by a 6-3 majority to uphold Mississippi’s ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

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