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Justice Thomas cites debunked claim that Covid vaccines are made with cells from 'aborted children'

Thomas cited the claims in a dissent to the Supreme Court’s refusal to take up a legal challenge by health care workers who opposed New York's vaccine mandate on religious grounds.
Clarence Thomas
Clarence Thomas

Cassidy Hutchinson, star witness in Jan. 6 hearings, aspired to 'civic significance'

The 25-year-old former White House aide testified in vivid detail about Donald Trump's rage in the final days of his term. But four years ago, she was eager to serve the former president.
Image: Cassidy Hutchinson
Image: Cassidy Hutchinson

Supreme Court declines to review limits of police immunity from lawsuits

The case involved a Texas man who died by suicide in a county jail while a jailer watched and declined to intervene or call 911.
The U.S. Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court

The 'Cryptoqueen' is now one of the FBI's 10 Most Wanted

Federal prosecutors say that after convincing investors around the world to send her $4 billion, Ruja Ignatova quietly hopped a flight to Greece and disappeared.
Image: Ruja Ignatova in London on Feb. 18, 2016.
Image: Ruja Ignatova in London on Feb. 18, 2016.

Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to New York vaccine mandate for health care workers

Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch said the court should have taken the case. 
Healthcare workers hold protest against state mandated Covid-19 vaccinations outside St. Catherine of Siena Hospital in Smithtown, N.Y., on Sept. 27, 2021.
Healthcare workers hold protest against state mandated Covid-19 vaccinations outside St. Catherine of Siena Hospital in Smithtown, N.Y., on Sept. 27, 2021.

Supreme Court takes up power of state legislatures to decide election-related issues

Republican legislators in North Carolina are challenging a state Supreme Court ruling that threw out the legislature’s map for redrawing congressional district boundaries.
Protestors during a Fair Maps Rally in front of the Supreme Court
Protestors during a Fair Maps Rally in front of the Supreme Court
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Cassidy Hutchinson's Jan. 6 testimony comes under increased scrutiny

An incident she relayed about Trump in the presidential SUV is being disputed.
Cassidy Hutchinson, a top aide to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, testifies as the House select committee investigates the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol on June 28, 2022.
Cassidy Hutchinson, a top aide to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, testifies as the House select committee investigates the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol on June 28, 2022.
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Sen. Patrick Leahy breaks hip, to have surgery

The 82-year-old Democrat fell Wednesday night in McLean, Virginia, and is “expected to make a full recovery," his office said.
Patrick Leahy, listens as Mark Milley and Lloyd Austin testify before the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Defense, on May 3, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Patrick Leahy, listens as Mark Milley and Lloyd Austin testify before the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Defense, on May 3, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

After Uvalde, a citizen-led effort to change gun laws in Oregon took off. It could be a model for other states.

The group organizing the ballot initiative this week surpassed the minimum number of signatures it needs to be able to put the proposal before the state's voters.
Image: 'Lift Every Voice', a group of clergy advocating for gun-safety measures on the 2022 Oregon ballot, held a wide-ranging press conference in Portland, Ore. on May 26, 2022 in the wake of the Uvalde massacre.
Image: 'Lift Every Voice', a group of clergy advocating for gun-safety measures on the 2022 Oregon ballot, held a wide-ranging press conference in Portland, Ore. on May 26, 2022 in the wake of the Uvalde massacre.

Biden: Putin is getting 'exactly what he did not want' with increased NATO unity

Despite tensions on a number of fronts among the 30 NATO members, there were few signs of friction at the three-day meeting.
President Joe Biden addresses media representatives during a press conference at the NATO summit in Madrid, on June 30, 2022.
President Joe Biden addresses media representatives during a press conference at the NATO summit in Madrid, on June 30, 2022.
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'Certainly possible': Illinois governor says Biden could face primary challenge

J.B. Pritzker, who’s fueled talk of his own White House ambitions, emphasized he isn’t encouraging a challenge and is focused only on securing a second term as governor.
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker speaks to supporters on Primary Day at Manny's Deli on June 28, 2022, in Chicago.
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker speaks to supporters on Primary Day at Manny's Deli on June 28, 2022, in Chicago.