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Top eight stories for today including Fox News agreed to pay $787.5 million to settle a defamation case brought by Dominion Voting Systems; The Supreme Court gave New Jersey the green light to leave a joint commission formed with its neighbor to police crime in New York Harbor; Excess mortality rates in the EU dropped below pre-pandemic levels, and more.


Dominion settles defamation case against Fox News for $787.5 million

Fox News agreed Tuesday afternoon to pay $787.5 million to settle a defamation case brought by Dominion Voting Systems over false claims in coverage of the 2020 election, a Delaware state judge announced in court after a jury had been seated.

A headline about President Donald Trump is displayed outside Fox News studios in New York on Nov. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Abortion pill opponents ask Supreme Court to keep conservative panel’s restrictions

A medical group representing anti-abortion doctors urged the Supreme Court on Tuesday to support a nationwide injunction that would restrict access to medication abortion.

Boxes of the abortion drug mifepristone line a shelf at the West Alabama Women's Center in Tuscaloosa on March 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

Supreme Court skeptical of extra accommodations for religious workers

The majority of the high court rejected attempts to reshape legal jurisprudence on religious accommodations Tuesday, opting instead for an approach that would affirm their own precedents. 

Gerald Groff, a former postal worker whose case has been argued at the Supreme Court, stands outside a U.S. Postal Service building in Quarryville, Pa., on March 8, 2023. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden wields executive order against costs of family care

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Tuesday for federal agencies to lower costs of family care by any means necessary, leveraging their funding mechanisms to require more and better options from private companies.

President Joe Biden speaks in the Rose Garden at the White House, accompanied by Vice President Kamala Harris, and Attorney General Merrick Garland, on April 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)


Supreme Court lets New Jersey exit mob-fighting commission

The Supreme Court gave New Jersey the green light on Tuesday to leave a joint commission formed with its neighbor to police crime in New York Harbor.

Marlon Brando in the film "On the Waterfront." (Columbia Pictures image via Courthouse News)

Inside the US city that’s been paying slavery reparations for years

Reparations for slavery are a political football in many parts of the U.S., but only one American city has actually enacted such a program.

A sign in Evanston, Ill., on April 30, 2021, says: "Matter is the minimum; Black lives are worthy; Black lives are beloved Black lives are needed." (AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar)

Iowa Senate passes bill relaxing child labor protections

The Iowa Senate passed a bill early Tuesday that would loosen restrictions on child labor, including allowing underage workers to serve alcohol in restaurants and work longer hours during school days.

The Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. (Rox Laird/Courthouse News)


EU marks first month without excess mortality since start of Covid pandemic

Excess mortality rates — deaths beyond what would be expected —in the European Union dropped below pre-pandemic levels, according to data published by Eurostat on Tuesday.

Dr. Gabriele Zanolini director of the main covid ward at Mellino Mellini hospital tends to a patient in the emergency COVID-19 in Chiari, northern Italy, Monday, March 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
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