High court headwinds ruffle red states fighting to revive immigration deterrent
No one was safe from the ire of Supreme Court justices during oral arguments on Wednesday morning as they peppered Republican-led states and the Biden administration over the rescission of a controversial Trump-era immigration rule and the ensuing challenge to revive it.
California farmers to see paltry federal water deliveries as drought’s stranglehold tightens
Following two months of barren weather reports, California farmers received the most disappointing forecast yet Wednesday as the federal government warned many districts in the state’s agricultural heartland won’t get surface water deliveries in 2022.
Iowa Supreme Court takes new look at abortion rights
Less than four years ago, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that the Iowa Constitution protects the fundamental right of a woman to choose whether to terminate a pregnancy. On Wednesday, the court heard arguments that its decision was wrong and should be overturned.
Ex-UCLA philosophy lecturer accused of circulating manifesto threatening mass violence
A former University of California, Los Angeles, philosophy lecturer accused of circulating an 802-page manifesto pledging mass violence pleaded not guilty to federal charges at the Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse in Denver on Wednesday.
Californians give modest support to legalized sports betting
The legalization of sports betting has modest support among likely California voters, according to a new poll released Wednesday.
Energy costs drive EU inflation to record high 5.6%
Inflation across the European Union continued to rise from 5.3% in December 2021 to 5.6% in January, according to data published by Eurostat on Wednesday. During the same period last year, inflation hit 1.2%.
Europe readies for armed conflict, diplomacy craters
Europe moved closer to a major conflict on Wednesday as opposing governments in Ukraine called up their citizens to arms, Moscow bolstered its presence in the rebel-held Donbas region and NATO sent even more arms and troops toward its borders with Russia.
European drugmakers seek approval for promising new Covid vaccine
French drug manufacturer Sanofi and its British partner GlaxoSmithKline announced Wednesday they are submitting data from their Covid-19 vaccine trials to seek regulatory approval for the drug to be used as a two-dose shot as well as a booster.
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