Anti-abortion demonstrators gather to pray and celebrate outside the Supreme Courtin Washington on Friday, June 24, 2022. (Shuran Huang/The New York Times) The Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade calls abortion “a profound moral issue on which Americans hold sharply conflicting views.”
WASHINGTON — Congress gave final approval Friday to a bipartisan compromise intended to stop dangerous people from accessing firearms, ending nearly three decades of congressional inaction over how to counter gun violence and toughen the nation’s gun laws.
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Men unload tents and food aid provided by the Afghan government’s Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development in the Geyun district of Paktika Province, Afghanistan on Thursday 23, 2022. (Kiana Hayeri/The New York Times)
BASALT, Colo. — Claudia Cunningham had never voted for a Republican in her life. She swore she couldn’t or her father would roll over in his grave. But ahead of the Colorado primary on Tuesday, she did the once-unthinkable: registered as unaffiliated so that she could vote in the GOP primary against her congresswoman, Lauren Boebert.
President Joe Biden at the White House in Washington on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times) Around 200,000 former students who attended schools that they said defrauded them will have $6 billion in federal loans canceled under a sweeping settlement announced Wednesday, the latest move by the Biden administration to address the student loan crisis by eliminating some debts.
Juul vaping products at a smoking shop in New York, Nov. 10, 2019. (Jeenah Moon/The New York Times) The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday ordered Juul to stop selling e-cigarettes on the U.S. market, a profoundly damaging blow to a once-popular company whose brand was blamed for the teenage vaping crisis.
A trench that had been used by Russian soldiers, near the last crossroad that journalist Maks Levin’s car went through in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Patrick Chauvel/Reporters Without Borders via The New York Times)
Katie Wright, the mother of Daunte Wright, during a news conference in Minneapolis, April 13, 2021. (Victor J. Blue/The New York Times) The city of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, has agreed to pay a $3.2 million settlement to the family of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man who was fatally shot by a police officer during a traffic stop in April 2021 near Minneapolis. The officer said she meant to fire her Taser instead.
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Voters check in for the state Republican primary at W.T. Cooke Elementary School in Virginia Beach, Va. on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. (Carlos Bernate/The New York Times) Katie Britt, a former chief of staff to retiring Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, won the Republican nomination to replace her onetime boss Tuesday, comfortably defeating a right-wing rival in a race that puts the 40-year-old on track to become the youngest woman in the U.S. Senate.
Charles B. Rangel, the longtime dean of Harlem politics, had a blunt question for two of New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s top political aides at a private meeting last month: Where’s the campaign?
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WASHINGTON — When Russia shifted its military campaign to focus on eastern Ukraine this spring, senior officials in the Biden administration said the next four to six weeks of fighting would determine the war’s eventual path.
The United States remains better fortified against Covid deaths than it has ever been, scientists said. (Dave Sanders/The New York Times) For two years, the coronavirus killed Americans on a predictable schedule: A few weeks after infections climbed, so did deaths.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court, it has long been said, seldom gets very far out of step with public opinion. The court is about to test that conventional wisdom. In the coming weeks, it seems poised to overrule Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that established a constitutional right to abortion. Such a ruling would be at odds with the views of most Americans, according to recent public opinion polls.
A Dallas resident wipes his face while working outside on June 15, 2021. (Nitashia Johnson/The New York Times) Heat continues to build in the northern and central Plains of the United States, with more than 15 million people there under heat alerts Sunday. Temperatures in Minnesota and Nebraska were expected to climb to the triple digits.
WASHINGTON — Within days, the conservative majority on the Supreme Court is expected to hand down a decision that could severely limit the federal government’s authority to reduce carbon dioxide from power plants — pollution that is dangerously heating the planet.
Shoppers peruse guns, ammunition, and supplies at Tobacco Valley Gun in East Windsor, Conn. on June 17, 2022. (Christopher Capozziello/The New York Times) The bipartisan gun control bill being hashed out in the Senate this weekend leans heavily on a muscular but mistake-plagued bureaucratic workhorse familiar to any American who has bought a firearm recently: the federal background check system.
Sniffspot, an app, is among the latest start-ups designed to help homeowners capitalize on every inch of their properties. (Steffi Walthall/The New York Times) Greg Jessup likes to squeeze money out of his five-bedroom house in Wilton, Connecticut, wherever possible, frequently listing it on Airbnb. But this spring, he took a good look at the space around the house and saw its potential, too.
SAN FRANCISCO — The price of bitcoin fell below $20,000 for the first time since December 2020 on Saturday, amid a broader market meltdown driven by rising interest rates, inflation and economic uncertainty spurred by the war in Ukraine.