Roe V. Wade Overturned: White Sox’ Liam Hendriks Sounds Off on Decision

Hendriks sounds off on Supreme Court reversing Roe v. Wade originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago Liam Hendriks sounded off on the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which will pave the way for states to ban abortions. The White Sox closer shared his thoughts on 670 The Score on Friday, and called… Continue reading Roe V. Wade Overturned: White Sox’ Liam Hendriks Sounds Off on Decision

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Disney, other companies vow to cover employees’ out-of-state abortions

The Walt Disney Co., publishing giant Conde Nast and the investment firm JPMorgan Chase were among the major American companies that pledged on Friday to cover travel costs for employees seeking out-of-state abortions, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturn of Roe v. Wade.

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Tall Ship Festival returns to Brockville

More than 5,000 deck tour passports have been sold which as twice as many sold when the Blue Nose was in Brockville for the Tall Ships Festival three years ago.

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All Star snub? Candace Parker ‘very surprised’ Courtney Vandersloot wasn’t voted starter

AP LOS ANGELES — When the All-Star starters were announced, Courtney Vandersloot was noticeably missing from the list. She’s expected to be among the reserves, the pool of players voted on by WNBA coaches, but was eighth among guards in voting by fans, media and players. “I was very surprised,” said Candace Parker, who was… Continue reading All Star snub? Candace Parker ‘very surprised’ Courtney Vandersloot wasn’t voted starter

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Chicago Dobbs abortion ruling reaction: They had abortions years ago, see Supreme Court’s rollback of abortion access as a pivotal moment

Catherine Walker (from left), Devetta and Amy had abortions years ago and talk about the impact of Friday’s Supreme Court ruling striking down Roe vs. Wade. Ashlee Rezin / Sun-Times More than four decades after having an abortion, Amy isn’t sure whether protesting will be enough to ensure others will one day again have the… Continue reading Chicago Dobbs abortion ruling reaction: They had abortions years ago, see Supreme Court’s rollback of abortion access as a pivotal moment

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Chicago Park District vows to open some pools July 5 — but won’t say how many

The Chicago Park District pool in Portage Park, locked up earlier this month. Brian Rich/Sun-Times The Chicago Park District has “every intention” of opening at least some of its shuttered pools on July 5, but how many will actually be open depends on how many lifeguards it can hire and train in the coming days. … Continue reading Chicago Park District vows to open some pools July 5 — but won’t say how many

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Picture Chicago: Sun-Times photos you might have missed

A crowd gathers at Federal Plaza after the Supreme Court’s ruling Friday overturning Roe v. Wade. Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere / Sun-Times A parade-goer laughs while holding a flag during the West Garfield Park Juneteenth Parade June 18 along Central Park Avenue in West Garfield Park. Pat Nabong/Sun-Times Ald. Carrie Austin (34th) reacts to a legislative… Continue reading Picture Chicago: Sun-Times photos you might have missed

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David Bote discusses mystery setback as Cubs activate him, DFA Jonathan Villar

The Cubs activated infielder David Bote (left shoulder surgery) from the 60-day IL on Friday. File photo. AP Photos ST. LOUIS – The Cubs reinstated infielder David Bote from the 60-day IL on Friday, after a winding road back to health. He rejoined the Cubs lineup for the first time since late September.  “I’m just… Continue reading David Bote discusses mystery setback as Cubs activate him, DFA Jonathan Villar

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Chicago Pride Parade to Draw ‘Large Crowds’ to City This Weekend, Officials Warn

After a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Chicago Pride Parade is back this weekend, and is expected to be bigger than ever. The 51st annual Pride Parade Sunday will likely bring large crowds, road closures and increased traffic to the Lake View and Uptown neighborhoods, according to the Chicago Office of Emergency… Continue reading Chicago Pride Parade to Draw ‘Large Crowds’ to City This Weekend, Officials Warn

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Here’s How Each Supreme Court Justice Ruled on Overturning Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that guaranteed a constitutional right to abortion, a significant break from a half-century of rulings on one of the nation’s most divisive topics. The court ruled 6-3 to uphold a Mississippi abortion ban being challenged in the case and 5-4 to overturn Roe. About half of… Continue reading Here’s How Each Supreme Court Justice Ruled on Overturning Roe v. Wade

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Baby Shot in the Head in Chicago’s South Shore Neighborhood: Fire Officials

A baby sustained a gunshot wound to the head Friday evening in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood, according to authorities. The Chicago Fire Department confirmed a 5-month-old girl was shot before 6:15 p.m. in the area of South Luella Avenue and East 71st Street. The child was transported to an area hospital in unknown condition. It… Continue reading Baby Shot in the Head in Chicago’s South Shore Neighborhood: Fire Officials

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Lightning death in California is the nation’s first of the year

AUSTIN (KXAN) — More than 200 people have been struck and killed by lighting in the United States over the past 10 years. A California woman became the first person in the nation killed by lightning this year. Antonia Mendoza Chavez, 52, was walking her two dogs in Pico Rivera, California, on Wednesday when she… Continue reading Lightning death in California is the nation’s first of the year

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Suspects in custody after ‘incident’ at Dell Seton Hospital

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Three suspects are in custody after an “incident” at Dell Seton Hospital at 1500 Red River Street Friday afternoon, according to a University of Texas Police Department tweet. UTPD said it was “assisting” Austin Police at the scene. There is no ongoing threat to the community. This developing story will be updated… Continue reading Suspects in custody after ‘incident’ at Dell Seton Hospital

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UN plan calls for real progress towards ending internal displacement crisis

With record numbers of people uprooted within their homelands due to conflict, disasters, the climate emergency and other tragedies, more must be done to end this crisis, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday, launching his Action Agenda on Internal Displacement.  Read the full story, “UN plan calls for real progress towards ending internal displacement… Continue reading UN plan calls for real progress towards ending internal displacement crisis

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Overturning of Roe v Wade abortion law a ‘huge blow to women’s human rights’ warns Bachelet

Friday’s decision by the US Supreme Court which overturns the 50-year-old Roe v Wade judgement guaranteeing access to abortion across the United States, was described by the UN human rights chief as “a huge blow to women’s human rights and gender equality.” Read the full story, “Overturning of Roe v Wade abortion law a ‘huge… Continue reading Overturning of Roe v Wade abortion law a ‘huge blow to women’s human rights’ warns Bachelet

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: UN rights chief urges leaders to ‘turn the page on rhetoric’

Leaders in Bosnia and Herzegovina must abandon divisive policies and focus on building an inclusive future for all, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Friday in the capital, Sarajevo, concluding an official visit to the country. Read the full story, “Bosnia and Herzegovina: UN rights chief urges leaders to ‘turn the page on… Continue reading Bosnia and Herzegovina: UN rights chief urges leaders to ‘turn the page on rhetoric’

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Life-saving relief continues to reach quake-hit eastern Afghanistan

Emergency lifesaving aid relief continued to flow into quake-hit eastern Afghanistan on Friday, as UN humanitarians and partners rushed to help the most vulnerable communities. Read the full story, “Life-saving relief continues to reach quake-hit eastern Afghanistan”, on globalissues.org →

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Centering Gender in the Next Biodiversity Agenda: A Long Way to Montreal

Nairobi, Jun 24 (IPS) – “I often hear, ‘What do women have to do with biodiversity?’ And I want to ask them back, ‘What do men have to do (with biodiversity)?’,” says Mrinalini Rai, a prominent gender equality rights advocate at the 4th Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group of the UN Biodiversity Convention, which started this… Continue reading Centering Gender in the Next Biodiversity Agenda: A Long Way to Montreal

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Digital Tools Complement Organic Farming at Islamic School in Indonesia

CIWIDEY, West Java, Indonesia, Jun 24 (IPS) – It appears to be business as usual at the Al-Ittifaq pesantren, the local term for an Islamic boarding school. Yadi and Rezki, both 18, join the subuh, pre-dawn prayer, in the local mosque. After a session of religious meditation, along with other santris, or students, the two… Continue reading Digital Tools Complement Organic Farming at Islamic School in Indonesia

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The woman who brought down Roe vs. Wade

Marjorie Dannenfelser started out as a pro-choice Republican. After changing her mind in college, she set out to outlaw abortion across the United States.

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Hackers Steal $100 Million by Exploiting Crypto’s Weak Link

Hackers looted about $100 million from a so-called cryptocurrency bridge, again exposing a key vulnerability in the digital-asset ecosystem. Blockchain Harmony said in a tweet that the hack of its Horizon bridge, which lets people swap coins between different blockchains, took place Thursday morning. It has “begun working with national authorities and forensic specialists to… Continue reading Hackers Steal $100 Million by Exploiting Crypto’s Weak Link

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Reactions to the End of Roe Reveal Divisions Between Religious Leaders

Friday was a day of ecstasy or agony for the many Americans for whom abortion is an important issue. The Supreme Court handed down a decision that overturned Roe v. Wade, the foundational case on which a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy was established. For some people of faith, it was the triumphant end… Continue reading Reactions to the End of Roe Reveal Divisions Between Religious Leaders

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