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After the Supreme Court removed the constitutional right to abortion, some states have outlawed it.
Clinics across the country shut down after Roe v Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court.
The divide in America has become even deeper after this Supreme Court ruling, writes Sarah Smith.
Women across the US have sharply different reactions to the decision to overturn Roe v Wade.
The landmark bipartisan bill now heads to President Joe Biden's desk to be signed into law.
- Emmett Jones
11-foot alligator kills man in Myrtle Beach yacht club community
An 11-foot alligator fatally attacked a Myrtle Beach private community club member after pulling the person into a retention pond in South Carolina Friday.
- Julia Musto
Capitol Reef National Park hikers in Utah describe flash flooding, escape: 'The road's gone'
Hikers are speaking out just days after being trapped amid dangerous flooding at Utah's Capitol Reef National Park. Authorities said there were no major injuries.
- Julia Musto
Ohio father attacks suspect accused of killing child in courtroom: video
An Ohio father was seen attacking the man accused of killing his girlfriend and 3-year-old son. Surveillance video showed law enforcement subduing the man.
- Lawrence Richard
Arizona abortion protest: Police release tear gas, lawmakers ‘held hostage’ in Senate building
The U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade has sparked a protest in Phoenix, Arizona, where protesters attempted to breach the state Senate building and created a dangerous situation for lawmakers.
- Audrey Conklin
Fox News analyst Gianno Caldwell remembers brother, 18, fatally shot in Chicago: 'All I want...is justice'
Fox News analyst and Gianno Caldwell's 18-year-old brother, Christian, was fatally shot on Saturday in Chicago. Police are looking for at least one shooting suspect.
Protests spread, state abortion bans begin after US justices strike down Roe v. Wade
The Supreme Court on Friday stripped away women’s constitutional protections for abortion, a fundamental and deeply personal change for Americans’ lives after nearly a half-century under Roe v. Wade. The court’s overturning of the landmark court ruling is likely to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.
US House passes bipartisan gun-safety law in victory for Biden
The US House of Representatives on Friday passed significant gun-safety legislation for the first time in three decades, sending it to President Joe Biden, who is expected to sign it into law.
- Annette YOUNG
Roe v. Wade overturned: US Supreme Court ends constitutional right to abortion
The US Supreme Court moves to strike down Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that grants protection to abortion rights across America. The decision is set to provoke national outrage.
Supreme Court abortion reversal divides America
US President Joe Biden on Friday vowed to “do all in my power” to protect a woman's right to an abortion in states where they face the effects of a Supreme Court decision overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that recognised a woman's constitutional right to an abortion. Read about the day’s events as they unfolded on FRANCE 24's liveblog. 
Senate OKs landmark gun violence bill, House passage is next
The Senate easily approved a bipartisan gun control bill Thursday that seemed unthinkable a month ago, setting up final approval of what will be Congress' most far-reaching response in decades to the nation's run of brutal mass shootings.
Biden administration approves student loan forgiveness for another 45,000 public sector workers
The Biden administration has approved the cancellation of federal student loan debt for another 45,000 public sector workers over the past few months, according to the Department of Education, on top of the 100,000 borrowers previously deemed eligible.
CDC says gay and bi men in Florida need the meningococcal vaccine, to keep them safe in 'worst' outbreak in US history
Don't be surprised if you see the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention out at the LGBTQ pride parade this year or showing up on your dating app.
A North Texas school district has updated its dress code for the upcoming school year to ban hooded clothing as well as dresses and skirts for many of its grade levels, reasoning that the change will help students in their future careers.
Four libraries in New York reverse decision to pull LGBTQ book displays from children's sections
A library board in New York reversed its decision to remove all LGBTQ-related displays from its children's section in four of its libraries during Pride month after the removal was criticized.
Biden will sign first major federal gun safety legislation in decades on Saturday, White House says
• What's in the bipartisan gun safety bill • The 14 House Republicans who voted to pass federal gun safety legislation

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Hitler Attacked Russia Because He Thought a Soviet Assault Was Imminent
by Mark Weber (Ihr.org)

As dawn was breaking on Sunday morning, June 22, 1941, military forces of Germany, Finland and Romania suddenly struck against the Soviet Union along a broad front stretching hundreds of miles from the Arctic Circle in the far north to the Black Sea in the south. Italy, Hungary, Slovakia, and Croatia quickly joined the campaign – the largest military offensive in history. Soldiers from those nations were soon joined by volunteers from other European countries, including France, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Spain, and Belgium.

Russia's Hugely Popular, Christian, Patriotic, Monarchist Painter - Pavel Ryzhenko
by Liza Ivanov (Russian Faith)

This article originally appeared on a new site about the Christian renaissance in Russia, called Russian Faith. Their introductory video is at end of this article.

Stunning Russian Folk Singers in Retro Uniforms Perform Wartime Favorite (Video)
by Simon North ()

The natural beauty of Russian women never fails to amaze. Watch these singers perform the song: "In a sunny meadow".

They sing as good as they look. Screenshots below.

Russia's Airborne Forces Differ Greatly from NATO's  (Cool Video)
by The Saker (The Vineyard of the Saker)

This article originally appeared at The Vineyard of the Saker

What I want to share with you today is a promo movie by Zvezda TV, the semi-official TV channel of the Russian Ministry of Defense, at the occasion of the 85th anniversary of the Russian Airborne Forces.  So don’t expect a hard-hitting documentary asking the tough questions and making critical comments. 

Three Cultures God Destroyed Because of Homosexual Sex
by Fr. Joseph Gleason (Russian Faith)

#1 — Sodom

Sodom & Gomorrah are famous. Almost everyone has heard of them. And almost everyone knows the reason why God sent fire and brimstone to wipe them off the face of the earth.

Why were the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed? They had sinned in many ways, for many years. But what sin finally brought fire down from heaven upon them? For what particular sin is Sodom known?

- Associated Press in Washington
‘Lives will be saved’: Biden signs most sweeping gun control law in decades

Bipartisan deal ‘doesn’t do everything I want’, president says, but will toughen background checks and facilitate ‘red flag’ laws

Joe Biden on Saturday signed the most sweeping gun violence bill in decades, a bipartisan compromise that seemed unimaginable until a recent series of mass shootings, including the massacre of 19 students and two teachers at a Texas elementary school.

“Lives will be saved,” the president said at the White House. Citing the families of shooting victims, the president said, “Their message to us was to do something. Well today, we did.”

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- Miranda Bryant
Abortion banned in multiple US states just hours after Roe v Wade overturned

Utah among first states to outlaw almost all abortions, while mayor of Washington DC declares it ‘pro-choice city’

Abortion was already illegal in multiple US states on Saturday, with bans introduced within hours of Roe v Wade being overturned, as cities erupted in protest at the landmark ruling.

It came after the US supreme court on Friday abolished the constitutional right to abortion, more than 50 years after it was established, leaving individual states to decide. It is ultimately expected to lead to abortion bans in about half of the states.

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- Kari Paul
Tech firms under pressure to safeguard user data as abortion prosecutions loom

Private information collected and retained by companies could be weaponized to prosecute abortion seekers and providers

After the US supreme court overturned Roe v Wade on Friday, calls increased for tech companies to take a stand about the use of online data to incriminate individuals seeking or providing abortion services.

Abortion and civil rights advocates have warned that there are few federal regulations on what information is collected and retained by tech firms, making it easy for law enforcement officials to access incriminating data on location, internet searches and communication history.

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- Lauren Burke in Washington
‘Medium level of paranoia’: security concerns still loom on Capitol Hill

Threats to politicians, a strained police force and rising tourist numbers leave many concerned about their safety

As Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez placed personal items on a table before walking through metal detectors and stepping on to the floor of the US House last week the New York Democrat, who has been in Congress since 2019, said bluntly: “I have never felt safe here.”

Security on Capitol Hill is under strain for both lawmakers and the police officers sworn to protect them, even as they relive the deadly insurrection last year amid the ongoing House January 6 committee hearings.

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- Edward Helmore in New York
Democrats hope to tap anger over Roe in November midterms – will it work?

Analysts say more voters should turn out in the wake of the supreme court ruling – but that could help Republicans too

“This fall, Roe is on the ballot,” Joe Biden told American voters in the wake of the US supreme court’s decision to scrap abortion rights.

The US president was merely echoing a chorus of Democrats urging voters to elect pro abortion-rights lawmakers in November’s midterm elections in a bid to wrest greater control of Congress and perhaps allow abortion rights to be enshrined in legislation.

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Police at Arizona Capitol fire tear gas, disperse protesters
Police fired tear gas to disperse anti-abortion demonstrators from outside the Arizona Capitol Friday night, forcing lawmakers to huddle briefly in a basement inside the building as they rushed to complete their 2022 session
Abortion ruling thrusts companies into divisive arena
The Supreme Court’s decision to end the nation’s constitutional protections for abortion has catapulted businesses of all types into the most divisive corner of politics
Two months of waiting, and finally a Supreme Court ruling
And so, the interminable wait after the leak of the decision overturning Roe v. Wade has come to an end — nearly two months in which abortion and all of its complexities have been have been hashed and rehashed, while the U.S. Supreme Court was silent
Abortion ruling thrusts companies into divisive arena
The Supreme Court’s decision to end the nation’s constitutional protections for abortion has catapulted businesses of all types into the most divisive corner of politics
To some defenders, gun ruling could right a racial wrong
When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down New York’s tight restrictions on who can carry a handgun, condemnation erupted from liberal leaders and activists

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- Chris Chacon
Edmonton church prepares for Pope visit, grand reopening after 2020 fire
Leaders and parishioners of Edmonton's Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples are getting ready for a grand reopening to welcome Pope Francis when he arrives next month.
Ukrainian troops begin retreating from besieged eastern city to stronger positions
The planned withdrawal from Sievierodonetsk in the Luhansk region comes after relentless Russian bombardment that has reduced most of the industrial city to rubble.
- Andrew Benson
Homelessness comment from Regina councillor sparks frustration from Indigenous community leaders
The comments have prompted a number of people from the Indigenous community to come forward, expressing their frustration with the situation and the racism it perpetuates.
- Victoria Femia
Ukrainian and Polish church leaders hold public meeting in Lake Country, B.C.
"The struggles that they're going through on a day-to-day basis compared to what our lives are like, it's almost meaningless," said a member of the Congregation.
As some faith leaders celebrate Roe v. Wade’s fall, others are ‘deeply grieved’
The ruling issued Friday was hailed by leading Catholic bishops, even though a majority of U.S. Catholics support abortion rights.
The five-decade-old decision in Roe v Wade is overruled
A 6-3 majority strikes down New York’s century-old law requiring those carrying concealed weapons to show “proper cause”
Its muddling of terms is a real mess
It would do little for consumers. Thankfully, it is unlikely to get through Congress
For teens the extra rest should come as a relief
- Matt Delaney
Federal court pauses FDA ban on Juul products
Juul products aren't being taken off store shelves quite yet, thanks to a federal judge's order.
- Kate Brumback, Adam Geller, Michael Tarm
Guns and abortion: Contradictory decisions, or consistent?
They are the most fiercely polarizing issues in American life: abortion and guns. And two momentous decisions by the Supreme Court in two days have done anything but resolve them, firing up debate about whether the court's conservative justices are being faithful and consistent to history and the Constitution - or citing them to justify political preferences.
- Lolita C. Baldor
Army Guard troops risk dismissal as vaccine deadline looms
Up to 40,000 Army National Guard soldiers across the country - or about 13% of the force - have not yet gotten the mandated COVID-19 vaccine, and as the deadline for shots looms, at least 14,000 of them have flatly refused and could be forced out of the service.
- Steve Peoples, Mike Catalini
Dems hope to harness outrage, sadness after abortion ruling
In the immediate aftermath of one of the Supreme Court's most consequential rulings, it was too soon to know how deeply the political landscape had shifted.
- Tom Howell Jr.
Blue states scramble for fixes after Supreme Court eases rules on concealed carry of pistols
Blue-state leaders are scrambling to draft legislative fixes in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that imperiled state laws requiring people to show "proper cause" to carry a firearm.