Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson as first Black woman Supreme Court justice
The Senate voted to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court Thursday, securing her place in history as the first Black woman justice to serve on the highest court in the nation.
Girl Scouts lose bid to corner a market that’s gone gender-neutral
A federal judge found no basis Thursday to let the Girl Scouts claim that the Boy Scouts caused marketplace confusion and damaged their recruitment efforts by using words like “scouts” and “scouting” in marketing materials.
Social workers are quitting over Texas’ anti-trans childcare order
Randa Mulanax worked at Texas Child Protective Services for six years, ultimately leading a small unit of investigators in Austin. But when a new policy required her to investigate families of transgender children, Mulanax decided she couldn’t be part of a mission that “didn’t feel right.”
First Circuit poised to approve interstate marijuana investment
The First Circuit gave strong indications Thursday that it would strike down a Maine law that says only in-state residents can own for-profit medical marijuana dispensaries.
Ukraine war could last years, NATO chief warns
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned on Thursday that the war in Ukraine may last months or even years longer, bringing much more destruction to Ukraine and raising the risk that the conflict could draw in Western powers.
Finland leads way to potential NATO membership with Sweden tapping in
Ending over 200 years of neutrality in foreign affairs and security policy is properly a hot potato on many Swedish dinner tables these days.
Macron, Le Pen poised for French presidency runoff repeat
French voters go to the polls on Sunday in a tight presidential race that seems destined to once again star President Emmanuel Macron in a second-round runoff with Marine Le Pen, the mellowed far-right leader whose chances of a shocking upset victory are on the rise.
Google must investigate links for false information, says top EU court adviser
If someone asks for links to be removed from Google because they are false, the company must look into the claim, said an adviser to the European Court of Justice in a non-binding opinion issued Thursday.
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