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Food Stamps Now Available to Use Online

Food stamp users will be able to purchase their groceries online in a pilot partnership program between mega-supermarket companies and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA announced Thursday its launch of a “SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot” permitting food stamp users to buy their groceries online for pickup or delivery. Amazon and Walmart are participating in the program, and ...

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North Carolina Governor Vetoes Born-Alive Bill

Democratic North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a born-alive bill Thursday that sought to explicitly direct physicians to provide care for infants who survive abortion procedures. Cooper vetoed SB359, also known as the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” which passed the state legislature Tuesday. The state Senate first passed the bill Monday and the House passed the bill in a ...

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Mueller: Trump Withholding Why Don Trump Jr. Met With Russians Was NOT Obstruction

Trump Tower

President Donald Trump’s directive to press officials not to release information about why his son met with Russian officials at Trump Tower does not constitute obstruction of justice, according to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Attorney General William Barr released a redacted version of Mueller’s 400-page report Thursday which spells out the findings of an investigation into allegations of possible ...

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Texas House Approves Born-Alive Bill With Extra Bells And Whistles

The Texas House approved a bill Wednesday protecting infants who survive abortion and giving parents the right to sue physicians who violate the law, among other provisions. House Bill 16 mandates that physicians must “exercise the same degree of professional skill, care, and diligence to preserve the life and health of the [survived] child as a reasonably diligent and conscientious ...

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North Carolina Legislature Passes Born Alive Survivors Protection Act

The North Carolina legislature passed a bill Tuesday seeking to spell out and mandate physicians provide care to babies who survive abortion. The state Senate first passed the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” SB359, on Monday. The House passed the bill in a 65-46 vote Tuesday, according to The News & Observer. “Any infant born alive after an abortion or ...

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Trump Making Immigration Move After Favorable Ruling From 9th Circuit: Report

Donald Trump success

The Trump administration is reportedly preparing to return asylum seekers to Mexico while they await immigration hearings following a temporary lift on an injunction barring the administration from action. Staff at the office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) are preparing to enforce President Donald Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, which returns asylum seekers to Mexico while they await ...

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New Jersey Governor Signs Bill Legalizing Assisted Suicide

Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Friday legalizing assisted suicide for persons who are terminally ill. The “Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act” passed the state Assembly March 25 by a vote of 41-33. The state Senate approved the legislation in a 21-16 vote. “Allowing residents with terminal illnesses to make end-of-life choices for themselves ...

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Woman Sues Illinois Hospital For Allegedly Paying Her To Have An Abortion To Cover Up Its Mistake

A woman sued an Illinois hospital Thursday, alleging that it pressured and bribed her to have an abortion after mistakenly giving her drugs that can cause birth defects. Reneizha Morris, 23, filed the suit against UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria County Circuit Court Thursday, The Associated Press reported. According to the suit, Morris was admitted to the hospital on Nov. 1, ...

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Ohio Outlaws Abortions After Fetal Heartbeat Is Detected

Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday signed a bill banning abortions in the presence of a fetal heartbeat. His signature comes after the Ohio General Assembly passed the bill late Tuesday and sent it to the governor’s desk for approval. The bill passed the House Wednesday in a 56-39 vote, shortly after which the state Senate voted 18-13 to approve ...

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North Dakota Bans Second-Trimester Abortion Procedure Method

North Dakota codified into law Wednesday a bill banning dilation and evacuation abortions, a second-trimester abortion method. Republican North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum signed the bill into law Wednesday, making North Dakota the third state to effectively ban the abortion method, according to USA Today. Dilation and evacuation is a procedure used for second trimester abortions when women are between ...

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Judge Blocks Trump Administration Policy of Returning Asylum Seekers to Mexico

A U.S. judge on Monday temporarily barred the Trump administration from enforcing its “Remain in Mexico” policy which returns asylum seekers back to Mexico while they await a hearing. San Francisco Judge Richard Seeborg ordered the administration on Monday to halt the deportation of asylum seekers and gave federal officials until Friday to contest the decision, according to The Associated ...

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NY Lawmakers To Introduce Bill That Would Force Trump To Release State Tax Returns

Trump taxes

Democratic New York lawmakers are set on obtaining President Donald Trump’s tax returns and will propose this week yet another bill aimed at doing so despite a number of failed previous efforts at the federal level. New York lawmakers are seeking the president’s state tax returns rather than federal tax returns in an effort to access information that they believe ...

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