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Top eight stories for today including the United Kingdom approved the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States; The Iowa Supreme Court ruled there is no fundamental right to abortion under state law; Stock markets sunk into bear territory, and more.

National

Markets sink into bear territory as Fed ramps up rate hikes

Wall Street took another bath this week on news that the Federal Reserve is not only not backing off its hawkish tone but indeed is becoming more stalwart in its decision to keep hiking rates.

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York on June 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Former sports physician Larry Nassar loses last appeal of sex assault sentence

Disgraced Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar lost his final appeal on Friday and will spend the rest of his life in prison for sexually molesting women athletes, including Olympic gymnasts.

In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar, a former sports doctor who admitted to molesting some of the nation's top gymnasts, appears in Eaton County Court in Charlotte, Mich. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)

Regional

Abortion is not a right under Iowa law, state high court holds

The Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday there is not a fundamental right to abortion under the Iowa Constitution, overruling its own 2018 decision that recognized such a right.

The Iowa Judicial Branch building in Des Moines, home of the Iowa Supreme Court and Iowa Court of Appeals. (Rox Laird/Courthouse News)

Oakland police approach end of federal oversight, local organizations urge diligence to prevent corruption

As the Oakland Police Department enters a one-year trial to win an end to federal oversight over its operations, local organizers and researchers say they have mixed feelings about whether the city has made significant changes to stop police brutality.

Protesters March toward Oakland City Hall on Monday, June 1, 2020. (Courthouse News photo/Nicholas Iovino)

Divided Kentucky court rules against warrantless cellphone tracking

In a split 4-3 decision, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled in favor of a man challenging the use of his cellphone location data in his criminal case.

The Kentucky Supreme Court hears arguments in a criminal case involving cellphone location data on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. (Image via Courthouse News)

International

Danish report warns of increased geographical segregation between rich and poor

Between the wealthy and poor in Denmark, divides appear not only sociologically but literally across the map.

The small Danish harbor town Bogense has around 4.000 residents. (Center for Rural Research SDU via Courthouse News)

Britain approves Assange extradition to US; WikiLeaks founder to appeal

The United Kingdom on Friday approved allowing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be extradited to the United States where he faces charges of espionage and a long prison sentence.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange greets supporters from a balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London in May 2017. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

UK floats Council of Europe exit after court halts Rwandan deportations

The United Kingdom government’s plans to send asylum seekers to Rwanda to have their applications processed has suffered an early setback, after court rulings prevented the first deportations from taking place just minutes before flights were due to take off.

Protesters gather outside Boscombe Down air force base in Amesbury, England, on Tuesday June 14, 2022, before a plane was set to take asylum seekers from the UK to Rwanda. (Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/PA via AP)

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