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Brazil’s Election Could Deal A Crushing Blow To Combating Climate Change

The rise of far-right authoritarian Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s presidential race has caused concerns about what he could mean for the health of the world’s fourth-largest democracy and its most marginalized communities ― especially black Brazilians, the indigenous, women and LGBTQ people who are the targets of his most violent rhetoric. But a Bolsonaro victory, which […]

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Judge Strikes Down Texas 'Fetal Burial' Law In Blow To Anti-Abortion Crusade

A federal judge blocked a controversial Texas law on Wednesday that would have required health care providers to bury or cremate fetal tissue from abortions, miscarriages, stillbirths and surgeries for ectopic pregnancies. U.S. District Judge David Ezra’s permanent injunction said the law would impose significant burdens on women experiencing pregnancy loss and would violate a […]

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Trump Supports Relaxing Federal Pot Laws, In Blow To Jeff Sessions

President Donald Trump said Friday that he “probably” will support a new congressional bill that would prevent the federal government from interfering with states that legalize marijuana. Sens. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Thursday introduced the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Entrusting States (STATES) Act. The bold bill would allow businesses and individuals […]