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Supreme Court rejects Roe v Wade ruling
The US Supreme Court rejected the Roe v Wade decision, a precedent that guaranteed a woman the right to have an abortion. The Supreme Court's decision on Friday was met with celebration as well as rage by a country divided in opinion.
 
States to revamp laws after US Supreme Court strikes down gun control law
California's governor condemned as "reckless" Thursday's Supreme Court ruling that could have a dramatic impact on half a dozen US states with strict gun carry laws. Gavin Newsom, who oversees the most populous state in the union, and one with some of the most restrictive rules on firearms, said the 6-3 decision by the right-leaning court "erases a commonsense gun safety law."
 
Juul seeks to block FDA ban on its e-cigarettes
On Friday, Juul asked a federal court to block a government order to stop selling its electronic cigarettes. The e-cigarette maker asked the court to pause what it calls an "extraordinary and unlawful action" by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
 
UN finds Israeli forces responsible for killing of journalist
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Friday that journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed by shots from the Israeli Security Forces. The UN Human Rights Office gathered information and concluded their independent monitoring of the incident.
 
Several US companies offer abortion travel benefit
After the US Supreme Court overturned the Roe v Wade ruling on Friday, some US companies offered to cover employees' expenses if they had to travel for abortion services. The US Supreme Court on Friday overturned the 1973 ruling that recognized a woman's constitutional right to an abortion.
 
NY law placing restrictions on carrying concealed weapon struck down
In a 6-3 ruling on Thursday, the US Supreme Court struck down a NY law that places restrictions on carrying concealed weapons in public for the purposes of self-defense. The proposed law required license applicants to prove they had a special need to carry firearms. The ruling, authored by Justice Clarence Thomas, declared that the US Constitution protected citizens' right to carry a handgun in public for self-defense, and NY's "proper-cause requirement" prevented people from exercising their Second Amendment right.
 
Taliban leader requests international aid following magnitude 5.9 earthquake
On June 22nd, a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit Afghanistan; afterwards, over 1,000 people were feared dead, and at least 1,500 were reported injured. Districts in the Paktika and Khost Provinces were most affected by the earthquake. Poor communication networks and a lack of proper roads have hampered rescue efforts, with rescue teams struggling to reach the more remote areas.
 
European Parliament grants EU candidate status to Ukraine & Moldova
On Thursday, the European Parliament granted "EU candidate status" to Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova, marking the first official step toward full EU membership for the two countries. According to the European Parliament, an EU candidate status to a country "opens the way to a complex process of screenings and negotiations."
 
Uvalde school police chief placed on administrative leave
Pete Arredondo of the Uvalde School District police force has been placed on administrative leave. Arredondo oversaw the response to the shooting at Robb Elementary School in which 19 children and two teachers were killed.
 
US artistic swimmer Alvarez saved from drowning
American artistic swimmer Anita Alvarez was rescued by her coach Andrea Fuentes after fainting in the pool at the World Aquatics Championship. Alvarez, 25, stopped breathing and had sunk to the bottom of the pool after completing her routine.