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228 GOP lawmakers call on Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade
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228 GOP lawmakers call on Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade

Nearly 230 Republican members of Congress told the Supreme Court on Thursday that it should overturn Roe v. Wade and release its “vise grip on abortion politics.” The new brief is the latest filing in a dispute that will be heard next term and represents the most significant abortion-related case the justices have taken up…MORE

McDonald’s replaces BTS with Saweetie for its next celebrity meal
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McDonald’s replaces BTS with Saweetie for its next celebrity meal

McDonald’s is partnering with hip-hop artist Saweetie for the newest in a series of celebrity collaboration meals that’s boosted the fast-food chain’s sales. Beginning August 9, the “Saweetie Meal” goes on sale in the US and includes a Big Mac, four-piece Chicken McNuggets, medium fries, a medium Sprite and BBQ sauce that’s being renamed “Saweetie…MORE

Olympics schedule and events to watch Thursday
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Olympics schedule and events to watch Thursday

It’s day seven of the Olympics in Tokyo and a big day for both swimming and gymnastics. Here are some events available to watch on Thursday — remember Tokyo is 13 hours ahead of US Eastern Time: Women’s gymnastics: The individual all-around final began at 6:40 a.m. ET and primetime coverage will air on NBC…MORE

FDA OK’s Emergent BioSolutions plant to resume manufacturing J&J’s Covid-19 vaccine
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FDA OK’s Emergent BioSolutions plant to resume manufacturing J&J’s Covid-19 vaccine

Emergent BioSolutions announced Thursday that the US Food and Drug Administration will allow it to resume the manufacturing of the drug substance that goes into Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine. According to an administration official, the Baltimore plant has not been fully authorized yet, and while production can resume, the FDA will still need to…MORE

Dominican Republic merengue and music legend Johnny Ventura dies at 81
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Dominican Republic merengue and music legend Johnny Ventura dies at 81

Dominican merengue legend Juan de Dios Ventura Soriano, also known as Johnny Ventura, died Wednesday at the age of 81, his son Jandy Ventura confirmed to CNN. The singer-songwriter died of a heart attack at the Medical Union Clinic in the northern city of Santiago, in the Dominican Republic, according to his son. The “Caballo Mayor,” as…MORE

How the business community can help protect voting rights
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How the business community can help protect voting rights

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court ruled that two restrictive provisions in an Arizona voting law could remain in place. It’s a disheartening development in the ongoing voting rights battle waging across the country. Not only does the decision weaken the Voting Rights Act by making it harder to challenge racially discriminatory voting policies, but…MORE

Sunisa Lee wins all-around gymnastics gold at the Tokyo Olympics
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Sunisa Lee wins all-around gymnastics gold at the Tokyo Olympics

USA’s Sunisa Lee won the women’s all-around gymnastics gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday as Simone Biles cheered on from the stands at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre. Lee scored 57.433 to finish ahead of Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade in second and the Russian Olympic Committee’s Angelina Melnikova in third, extending a run of five…MORE

US economy just posted the largest jump in growth since 2020
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US economy just posted the largest jump in growth since 2020

The US economy in the second quarter expanded at a slower rate than expected but still at its fastest pace since last fall, growing at a seasonally adjusted, annualized rate of 6.5%. In terms of real gross domestic product — the broadest measure of economic activity — the economy has now recovered in that has…MORE

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