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abortion may26 South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster has signed a bill into law that will ban abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy. South Carolina is the latest among a number of Republican-led states like Florida and North Carolina that have significantly curtail abortion rights in the past year.

georgefloydchoking may26 President Joe Biden has vetoed a Republican-led congressional disapproval resolution that would have nullified crucial police reforms enacted in the District of Columbia. Biden used his veto power on House Resolution 42, a measure passed by both chambers of the U.S. Congress, that would have repealed the Comprehensive Policing And Justice Reform Amendment Act, which the D.C. Council passed in 202

charlesbrown may26 President Joe Biden has nominated U.S. Air Force chief Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., as the new Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He will succeed Army Gen. Mark A. Milley. If confirmed by the Senate, Brown will become the 21st chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The son of Vietnam war veteran Colonel C.Q. Brown, Gen. Charles Brown, Jr. has more than 3,000 hours of flying experience, inclu

generalmills nasa 052523 Forbes magazine has listed General Mills, NASA, Google and Microsoft among the top 10 Best U.S. Employers for New Graduates in 2023. Forbes' annual list ranks the companies that young professionals say offer superior workplace opportunities.

tinaturner may25 Tina Turner, hailed as the "Queen of Rock and Roll," has died at the age of 83. Turner, who rose from humble beginnings and overcame a notoriously abusive marriage to become one of the most successful recording artists of all time, died at her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland, on Wednesday.

delta airlines 052423 Delta Air Lines leads among U.S. air carriers in on-time arrival rates, according to the latest Air Travel Consumer Report released by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Delta Air Lines recorded the highest on-time arrival rate of 79.2 percent for March, followed by Alaska Airlines (78.1 percent) and United Airlines (76.9) percent.

f16 052423 The Pentagon has said the United States will be involved in providing training to Ukrainian fighter pilots on the F-16 aircraft. At a Pentagon news conference, Press Secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said training on the F-16 might begin in the next few weeks or months, though he couldn't yet say exactly who would be doing the training. Last week in Japan during a meeting of G7 leaders, including t

trumprondesantis nov11 24may23 Florida Governor Ron DeSantis will launch his 2024 Presidential primary campaign in an online conversation with Twitter CEO Elon Musk on Wednesday. Musk is scheduled to host a virtual conversation with DeSantis at 6 PM ET on Twitter's audio platform, Twitter Spaces, where the 44 year-old Republican politician will announce his presidential bid. "I will be interviewing Ron DeSantis, and he has qu

coloradoriver may23 The Department of the Interior and seven Colorado River Basin states have reached an agreement on a consensus-based approach that marks an important step to protect the stability of the Colorado River System in the face of climate change and historic drought conditions. As part of the Department's continued efforts to address ongoing severe drought conditions and a changing climate in the Colora

bidenkevinmccarthyjanetyelen may23 President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy have discussed the impasse over the debt ceiling, and described the talks as productive. "I just concluded a productive meeting with Speaker McCarthy about the need to prevent default and avoid a catastrophe for our economy. We reiterated once again that default is off the table and the only way to move forward is in good faith toward a biparti

whatsapp may23 WhatsApp says it has introduced a facility allowing users to edit messages for up to 15 minutes after sending them. The feature, announced by US technology giant Meta, is already offered by competitors like Telegram and Discord. Meta's social media platform Facebook had introduced the edit function nearly a decade ago. "For the moments when you make a mistake, or simply change your mind, you can

kyriakosmitsotakis may22 Greece's ruling New Democracy party, headed by conservative prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, has won the parliamentary elections. With almost all the votes counted, the centre-right party won 41 percent of the vote, but they are still five seats short of a majority. Under the new proportional representation system, a party needs to win around 45 percent of the votes to rule on their own. Mi

internationalspacestation may22 Four private astronauts are in orbit following the successful launch of Axiom Mission 2 (Ax-2), the second all private astronaut mission to the International Space Station. Axiom Space astronauts lifted off at 5:37 p.m. EDT on Sunday from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket propelled the company's Dragon spacecraft carrying Ax-2 crew members Comm

joebidenzelenskyy may22 After meeting his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the G7 meeting in Hiroshima, Japan, President Joe Biden announced an additional security package worth $375 million that includes more ammunition, artillery and armored vehicles to bolster Ukraine's battlefield capabilities.

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