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Reuters US domestic news summary | law & Order

The following is a summary of the current US domestic news brief.

As abortion verdict nears, US Supreme Court erects barricades for public

Surrounded by an ominous security fence and off-limits to the public since March 2020, the US Supreme Court is set to issue a major ruling in the coming weeks that could dramatically reduce abortion rights behind closed doors in which there is no justice. No member of the public has been allowed in court since the COVID-19 pandemic precautions were put in place in March 2020. The scene in court has become more tense after protests and threats against some of the nine judges prompted the leak of a draft in May. Opinions show they are ready to reverse the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which legalized abortion nationwide. The court has a 6-3 conservative majority.

With record pump prices, Biden tries hard to lift Russia’s sanctions

As the Biden administration considers expanding punitive measures on Russia for its invasion of Ukraine, a major hurdle is close to home: American consumers. American drivers are beginning the summer holidays with average gasoline prices exceeding $5 per gallon for the first time. And rising oil and natural gas prices are helping push inflation to the highest level in four decades, driving up the prices of food, electricity and housing.

Cowboys sentenced to 14 days for violating Capital Grounds for Trump founder

A Republican member of a governing commission in New Mexico who founded a group called the “Cowboys for Trump” was convicted in federal court on Friday for his role in sabotaging the US Capitol grounds during the January 6, 2021 riots. Was sentenced to days in prison. , But the man, Kauai Griffin, will receive credit for 20 days he has already served in pre-detention, and will not be required to report to prison, the judge said. He was also ordered to pay a $3,000 fine and perform 60 days of community service.

Former Trump adviser Navarro pleads not guilty to contempt of Congress charges

Peter Navarro, an adviser to former Republican President Donald Trump, pleaded not guilty on Friday to two misdemeanors of contempt of Congress after he testified or told a US House of Representatives committee investigating the January 2021 attack on the Capitol. Refused to provide documents. Navarro, who appeared in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday, wrote a book after leaving the White House about a plan to prevent Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s victory as a “Green Bay” spoke about. sweep,” according to the indictment.

US lawmakers urge Google to fix abortion searches that lead women to ‘fake clinics’

US lawmakers urged Alphabet Inc’s flagship Google search engine to deliver accurate results instead of sometimes sending abortion seekers to “crisis pregnancy centres” that turn women away from procedures. The request came in a letter whose top signatories were Senator Mark Warner and Representative Alyssa Slotkin, sent to Google on Friday and first reported by Reuters.

Iowa top court dismisses abortion rights, revives waiting period law

Iowa’s Supreme Court ruled Friday that the state’s constitution does not include a “fundamental right” to abortion, reversing its finding four years ago and laws requiring women to wait 24 hours after their initial appointment before abortion. to revive A 5-2 decision by Iowa’s Supreme Court overturned a lower court blocking the law, which was challenged by a Planned Parenthood associate. It comes as the US Supreme Court is expected to issue a major ruling in the coming weeks that could dramatically undermine abortion rights nationally.

US drone sales to Ukraine blocked – source

According to two people familiar with the matter, the Biden administration’s plan to sell four large, armable drones to Ukraine has been shelved over fears that its sophisticated surveillance equipment could fall into enemy hands. The technical objection to the sale was raised during a thorough review by the Pentagon’s Defense Technology Security Administration, which was accused of keeping high-value technology safe from enemy hands. The first plan, which has been in place since March, was approved by the White House, three people said.

Trump criticizes Pence’s actions on January 6, 2021, saying he lacked ‘courage’

On January 6, 2021, a day after the latest US congressional hearing, the attack on the Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump, the former president criticized Mike Pence’s actions that day, saying that his vice president lacked courage. The hearing detailed the ways in which Trump urged his supporters to turn on Pence to deny their requests to deny the November 2020 election results, before he storms the Capitol, with police Were fighting because some said “Hang on to Mike Pence!”

WWE CEO McMahon steps down as board investigates alleged misconduct

WWE Inc. said on Friday it has launched an investigation into alleged misconduct by longtime chief executive Vince McMahon and appointed his daughter, Stephanie, as interim chief. The company said McMahon has voluntarily stepped back from his responsibilities as CEO and chairman until the review ends.

US FDA paves way for COVID vaccines for children under 5 years old, CDC ahead

The US Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized two COVID-19 vaccines for children under the age of 5, opening the door to the vaccination of millions of the nation’s youngest children after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agreed. Revealed. The FDA authorized Pfizer-BioNtech’s COVID-19 vaccine for children 6 months to 4 years old and Moderna Inc.’s shot for those 6 months to 17 years old. Pfizer is already authorized for those over the age of 5.

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