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Suspected truck driver in Texas migrant deaths was on meth, lawmaker says

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53 migrants died in U.S. border smuggling attempt Suspected driver charged with human trafficking offense Driver had meth in his system, lawmaker and U.S. official say SAN ANTONIO, June 30 (Reuters) – The suspected driver of a truck packed with dozens of migrants who died in blazing heat during a......

Russia to open trial against U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner

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Griner in detention since February Case coincides with Russia-U.S. standoff over Ukraine U.S. officials, athletes call for her release June 30 (Reuters) – U.S. basketball player Brittney Griner goes on trial in Russia on Friday on drug charges that could see her face up to 10 years in prison, in......

Supreme Court ruling casts cloud over U.S. leadership in global climate fight

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UNITED NATIONS, June 30 (Reuters) – A Supreme Court ruling on Thursday limiting Washington’s authority to reduce carbon output from power plants will hurt global efforts to fight climate change by slowing America’s emissions cuts and undermining U.S. leadership efforts on the international stage, according to diplomats. The conservative court’s......

Florida, Kentucky judges block states from enforcing abortion bans

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June 30 (Reuters) – Judges in Florida and Kentucky on Thursday moved to block those states from enforcing bans or restrictions on abortion after the U.S. Supreme Court last week overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that had established a nationwide right to it. In Tallahassee, Florida, Circuit Court......

Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as first Black woman on U.S. Supreme Court

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WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) – Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in on Thursday as a U.S. Supreme Court justice, making history as the first Black woman on the nation’s top judicial body while joining it at a time when its conservative majority has been flexing its muscles in major rulings.......

Manchin, Sinema dash Biden hopes for filibuster change on abortion rights

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MADRID/WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Thursday proposed that U.S. senators remove a legislative roadblock to restoring abortion rights that were taken away by the Supreme Court last week, a suggestion that was shot down by aides to key Democratic lawmakers. Biden’s proposal to temporarily lift the......

U.S. Capitol riot panel subpoenas White House counsel under Trump

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WASHINGTON, June 29 (Reuters) – A congressional panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the U.S. Capitol announced on Wednesday that it has subpoenaed former President Donald Trump’s White House counsel, Pat Cipollone, to testify about Trump’s activities on the day of the melee. The subpoena seeking a deposition......

French court hands guilty verdicts for 2015 Islamist attacks in Paris

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Main suspect faces life imprisonment with no early release Coordinated Nov. 13, 2015 attacks killed 130 people Bataclan survivor says trial surpassed victims’ expectations PARIS, June 29 (Reuters) – A French court on Wednesday handed down a guilty verdict for all of the 20 men tried for the 2015 killing......

Nancy Pelosi takes communion at papal Mass in Vatican

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U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) attends the Mass of Saint Peter and Paul in St Peter’s Basilica, at the Vatican, June 29, 2022. REUTERS/Remo Casilli Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register VATICAN CITY, June 29 (Reuters) – Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the U.S.......

U.S. Supreme Court allows Louisiana electoral map faulted for racial bias

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WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) – The Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated a Republican-drawn map of Louisiana’s six U.S. House of Representatives districts that had been blocked by a judge who found that it likely discriminates against Black voters, a setback for Democrats as they try to retain control of Congress......

Two suspects charged after death of 51 migrants in sweltering Texas truck

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas, June 28 (Reuters) – At least 51 migrants have died after being trapped inside a sweltering tractor-trailer truck found abandoned in Texas, authorities said on Tuesday, as two Mexican nationals tied to the smuggling incident were charged in U.S. federal court. The deceased migrants, 39 men and......

Americans’ approval of Supreme Court drops after abortion decision-Reuters/Ipsos

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A woman pushes a stroller past a protest by abortion rights activists outside the United States Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., June 27, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) – A majority of Americans hold a negative opinion of the......

Trump did not care that Jan. 6 rioters were armed, tried to hijack limo

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WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) – Then-President Donald Trump dismissed concerns that supporters were armed with guns at his Jan. 6, 2021, rally preceding the U.S. Capitol riot, and he later tried to grab the steering wheel of his Secret Service limousine in a failed bid to direct it to the......

Ghislaine Maxwell says she regrets meeting Jeffrey Epstein as victims describe shame

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NEW YORK, June 28 (Reuters) – Ghislaine Maxwell on Tuesday said it was her “greatest regret” to have ever met Jeffrey Epstein as the British socialite prepared to be sentenced for helping the sex offender and globetrotting financier sexually abuse underage girls. Speaking in Manhattan federal court, Maxwell called Epstein......

U.S. appeals court vacates federal vaccine mandate pending additional hearing

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WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court panel said on Monday it would convene a full panel to reconsider President Joe Biden’s executive order requiring civilian federal employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and set aside the order pending that hearing. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the......

Trump’s election attorney John Eastman says FBI seized his phone

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WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) – The FBI seized the phone of former U.S. President Donald Trump’s election attorney, John Eastman, last week, the lawyer said in a court filing on Monday. Eastman disclosed the search and seizure in a lawsuit he filed in federal court in New Mexico. In the......

Oslo shooting suspect named as police advise against Pride gathering

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People bring flowers and rainbow flags to pay tribute to the victims as they take part in a spontaneous Pride parade, following a shooting at the London Pub, a popular gay bar and nightclub, after the official event was cancelled, in Oslo, Norway, June 25, 2022. Haakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB/via REUTERS......

Ghislaine Maxwell reported jail staff threatened her safety, prompting suicide watch

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NEW YORK, June 26 (Reuters) – Ghislaine Maxwell reported Brooklyn jail staff threatened her safety, prompting employees to place her on suicide watch, prosecutors said on Sunday, arguing there was no need to delay her sentencing on sex trafficking charges. Maxwell, 60, is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday for......

Court ratifies Garuda Indonesia’s $9 bln debt restructuring deal

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A worker walks on a crane as a Garuda Indonesia’s aircraft is parked at the Garuda Maintenance Facility (GMF) AeroAsia, at Soekarno-Hatta International airport near Jakarta, Indonesia, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register JAKARTA, June 27 (Reuters) – A court overseeing airline......

Turkish police prevent Istanbul Pride from going ahead

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ISTANBUL, June 26 (Reuters) – Turkish police blocked hundreds of people from gathering for Istanbul’s annual Pride parade on Sunday and detained dozens after local authorities banned the march from going ahead again this year. Thousands of people used to attend Pride marches on Istanbul’s main Istiklal Avenue but in......

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