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Google says it will delete location history for visits to abortion clinics, medical sites

The tech giant didn’t say how it would respond to potential requests from law enforcement but said it would “oppose demands that are overly broad or otherwise legally objectionable.”
A person walks past Google's offices in New York
A person walks past Google's offices in New York

More confusion on state abortion laws spreading following Roe v. Wade reversal

Confusion is spreading across states regarding abortion laws, following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. In Oklahoma, Planned Parenthood, among other providers, filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s abortion ban. In New Jersey, the governor signed two bills to protect providers and out of state residents seeking an abortion. Meanwhile, President Biden met with nine Democratic governors to discuss how their states will keep abortion accessible.
More confusion on state abortion laws spreading following Roe v. Wade reversal
More confusion on state abortion laws spreading following Roe v. Wade reversal
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Teen attacked by shark in Florida suffers serious injuries

The teen was scalloping in 5-foot deep water at Keaton Beach on the west coast of the state when the shark attacked, authorities said.
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USC, UCLA leave the Pac-12 for the Big Ten

The L.A. schools have been affiliated with the venerable "Conference of Champions" for a century, but the lure of big football revenue drew the Trojans and the Bruins to the Midwest.
Kazmeir Allen #19 of the UCLA Bruins catches a pass and runs for a touchdown past Isaac Taylor-Stuart #6 of the USC Trojans in the first half of a NCAA football game in Los Angeles on Nov. 20, 2021.
Kazmeir Allen #19 of the UCLA Bruins catches a pass and runs for a touchdown past Isaac Taylor-Stuart #6 of the USC Trojans in the first half of a NCAA football game in Los Angeles on Nov. 20, 2021.
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R. Kelly on suicide watch for 'purely punitive reasons,' his attorney says

“MDC Brooklyn is being run like a gulag,” his lawyer Jennifer Bonjean said. BOP insists it's committed to "the safety and security of all inmates."
R Kelly Appears In Court in Chicago For Status Hearing
R Kelly Appears In Court in Chicago For Status Hearing
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Florida teen killed by man who feared being outed as gay, police say

The 19-year-old suspect has been charged with first-degree murder, and prosecutors haven't ruled out adding a hate crime charge.
Image: Telan Mann
Image: Telan Mann
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Father mourns death of daughter with lupus, smuggled in truck abandoned in Texas

He had urged his daughter not to leave home in Honduras. She said she'd be safe and was one of 53 migrants who lost their lives, abandoned in a sweltering truck.
Image: Roberto Marquez
Image: Roberto Marquez
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Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson's death was caused by fentanyl and cocaine

Ferguson, 26, died on June 21. The manner of his death was determined to be an accident, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Maryland.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson during a game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Baltimore Ravens on December 26, 2021 in Cincinnati.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson during a game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Baltimore Ravens on December 26, 2021 in Cincinnati.
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8 Akron, Ohio, police officers placed on leave following killing of Black motorist

Large trucks and snow plows, meant to be street barriers, were moved downtown overnight as the city braces for protests in the wake of Jayland Walker's death.
City of Akron Police cars.
City of Akron Police cars.
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Shooting of officers up 19% across nation, according to police advocacy group

The union found that 178 officers have been shot in the line of duty in 2022, compared to 150 through the same time period of 2021, marking an 18.66% spike.
New York police officers salute during the funeral for officer Wilbert Mora on Feb. 2, 2022, in New York. Mora, 27, along with partner Jason Rivera, were killed on January 21, as they responded to a domestic violence emergency.
New York police officers salute during the funeral for officer Wilbert Mora on Feb. 2, 2022, in New York. Mora, 27, along with partner Jason Rivera, were killed on January 21, as they responded to a domestic violence emergency.

WNBA star Brittney Griner stands trial in Russia on drug charge

Legal experts say an acquittal in Russian criminal court is "very unlikely," and that Griner's best bet at becoming free would be through diplomatic negotiations.
Image: Brittney Griner
Image: Brittney Griner