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John Roberts has a plan that would gut — yet save — Roe v. Wade. Can it work?

John Roberts has a plan that would gut — yet save — Roe v. Wade. Can it work?

Chief Justice John Roberts came to Wednesday’s abortion arguments with an idea, an idea that no other Supreme Court justice would likely want but one that a slim majority might eventually accept. By his questions during the intense session that ran nearly two hours, Roberts suggested the high court reverse a significant part of Roe…MORE

Symone Sanders, Harris’ chief spokesperson, to leave White House
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Symone Sanders, Harris’ chief spokesperson, to leave White House

Symone Sanders, Vice President Kamala Harris’ chief spokesperson and senior adviser, is leaving the Biden administration at the end of the year, according to a source familiar with the decision. “Symone has served honorably for 3 years,” the source told CNN. “The President and Vice President are grateful for Symone’s service and advocacy for this…MORE

Biden to extend transportation mask mandate through March
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Biden to extend transportation mask mandate through March

The Biden administration will extend existing requirements for travelers to wear masks on airplanes, buses, trains and boats, as well as in airports and other transportation hubs, through March to address concerns over the Omicron coronavirus variant. In August, the Transportation Security Administration extended its US federal transportation mask mandate through January 18 due to…MORE

Inside the Biden White House’s thorny response to the Omicron variant
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Inside the Biden White House’s thorny response to the Omicron variant

President Joe Biden has spent hours over the last week peppering his medical team with questions about the quickly spreading Omicron variant of the coronavirus, pressing them for more data and asking when his team would know more. On Wednesday, they shared with him a major development: The first case of the variant had been…MORE

Some victims of former New York gynecologist Robert Hadden reach $71.5 million settlement

Some victims of former New York gynecologist Robert Hadden reach $71.5 million settlement

Dozens of women who say they were sexually abused by former gynecologist Robert Hadden reached a settlement with the hospital system that employed him that will allow them to seek money from a $71.5 million victims’ compensation fund. Columbia University Irving Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital reached the settlement with 79 women who were…MORE

Watch For Fog, Warmth Continues

We’re now on our way to the end of the week and charging ever so closely to the weekend!Highs were in the 70s for everyone across Southeast Louisiana today! We’re likely to run into some fog if we’re out late tonight, but most of us will have to get through it around daybreak on Thursday…MORE

This strip of paper can help prevent a drug overdose
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This strip of paper can help prevent a drug overdose

It’s a little strip of paper not much longer than 2 inches, and it has the potential to prevent a drug overdose. These strips can detect fentanyl, the deadliest drug in the United States, when it’s mixed with other drugs. Between April 2020 through May 2021, there were more than 100,000 drug overdose deaths in…MORE

White House holds Hanukkah menorah lighting ceremony
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White House holds Hanukkah menorah lighting ceremony

The first and second families held a menorah lighting ceremony to celebrate Hanukkah at the White House on Wednesday evening, marking the first time the holiday has been celebrated at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with the Jewish spouse of a president or vice president. “This is a White House tradition, but for the first time in…MORE

TPSO: 1 dead after Amtrak train collides with dump truck

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently on the scene of an Amtrak and dump truck collision that reportedly occurred a few miles south of Amite near Ponders Quarters. As of now, there have been no reported passenger injuries on the Amtrak train.Unfortunately, the dump truck driver received fatal injuries. No further information has been…MORE

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