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US: Police respond to shooting at July 4 parade near Chicago

Police are responding to a shooting at a July Fourth parade in a Chicago suburb, authorities said Monday. Authorities have not officially reported any casualties, but witnesses described seeing bloodied bodies apparently covered with blankets. Hundreds of parade-goers some visibly bloodied fled the parade route, leaving behind chairs, baby strollers and blankets.

4 Jul 2022 10:32 pm
Texas, Ohio top courts allow abortion bans to take effect

USA-ABORTION/ (UPDATE 6)UPDATE 6-Texas, Ohio top courts allow abortion bans to take effect

2 Jul 2022 10:34 am
Explainer: Why US Supreme Court's EPA-climate change ruling matters

In its decision, the court limited the reach of the nations main anti-air pollution law that's used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. The 6-3 ruling declared that the Clean Air Act does not give the Environmental Protection Agency broad authority to regulate emissions from plants that contribute to global warming.

1 Jul 2022 11:00 am
US: Jackson sworn in, becomes 1st Black woman on Supreme Court

Ketanji Brown Jackson has been sworn in to the US Supreme Court, shattering a glass ceiling as the first Black woman on the nation's highest court. The 51-year-old Jackson is the court's 116th justice and she took the place Thursday of the justice she once worked for. Justice Stephen Breyer's retirement took effect at noon.

30 Jun 2022 10:13 pm
Raja Krishnamoorthi wins Democratic nomination for Congressional seat

Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi won the Democratic nomination for the US House of representatives in Illinois eight Congressional district, which includes Chicagos suburbs, with a landslide victory over Junaid Ahmed, also of the Democratic Party, in the primary election on Tuesday.

30 Jun 2022 8:27 am
WHO chief: US abortion ruling is a setback, will cost lives

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday criticised the US Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, calling the decision to no longer recognise a constitutional right to abortion a setback that would ultimately cost lives.

30 Jun 2022 8:05 am