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The ruling came more than a month after the stunning leak of a draft opinion by Alito indicating the court was prepared to take this momentous step.
The decision, unthinkable just a few years ago, was the culmination of decades of efforts by abortion opponents, made possible by an emboldened right side of the court that has been fortified by three appointees of former President Donald Trump.
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
The Supreme Court has ended the nation's constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade.
By Alan Fram, Associated Press
The House sent President Joe Biden the most wide-ranging gun violence bill Congress has passed in decades on Friday, a measured compromise that at once illustrates progress on the long-intractable issue and the deep-seated partisan divide that persists.
The vote late Thursday clears the way for expected House passage Friday of what will be Congress’ most far-reaching response in decades to the nation’s run of brutal mass shootings.
By Will Weissert, Associated Press
She suggested Thursday that they might be able to lead legal challenges of any new state abortion restrictions that grow out of an upcoming Supreme Court ruling expected to weaken the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.
By John Yang, Harry Zahn
The U.S. Supreme Court today struck down a New York handgun law, expanding the constitutional right to carry a gun outside the home. The ruling has far-reaching implications across the country, and comes as recent mass shootings have renewed the…
While Thursday's Supreme Court ruling on gun restrictions is expected to affect laws in only seven states and Washington, D.C., those states are home to nearly 90 million people, or more than a quarter of the population. Three other states…
By Tess Conciatori, Saher Khan, Tommy Walters
In its fifth public hearing, the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack detailed its findings of how former President Trump pressured the Department of Justice to overturn the 2020 election results. NewsHour's Lisa Desjardins and Laura Barrón-López join…
Three top Justice Department officials on Thursday recounted how former President Trump wanted the department to undermine the 2020 election. Andrea Bernstein, co-host of the "Will Be Wild" podcast and a frequent NPR contributor, and attorney Michael Zeldin, host of…
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