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Supreme Court Justices show partiality against Roe v. Wade in Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban

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  • Dozens of individuals protest outside the United States Supreme Court as judges indicate towards passing the Mississippi abortion law in the case of ​​Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
  • The ban states a women 15 weeks into her pregnancy will not be allowed an abortion, even in circumstances of incest or rape. The law originally passed in 2018, but has been blocked by two federal courts since then. 
  • Solicitor General Scott Stewart urged Supreme Court to repeal the ruling of the 1973 Roe v. Wade Case, which protects a womens right to abortions, as he stated was a “poison to the law” without any ties to the constitution. 
  • Justice Sonya Sotomayor countered, stating the constitution didn’t cover many issues including abortion, and that “15 justices over 50 years” backed Roe v. Wade, making any alternate decision unrecoverable for America. 
  • Representative of the only abortion clinic in Mississippi, Julie Riekelman, spoke next, stating: “Mississippi’s ban on abortion, two months before viability, is flatly unconstitutional under decades of precedent,” and that the law would “force women to remain pregnant and give birth against their will”.
  • The 6-3 conservative majority recently showed partiality against Roe v. Wade ruling, despite its direct opposition to Mississippi’s law. 
  • Although known for his centrism, Chief Justice John Robert stated his candor in allowing up to a viability of 22 to 23 week, while Chief Justice Brett Kavenhaugh showed his willingness to overturn the previous milestones completely. 
  • Officials warn of the nationwide effects with the continuation of the overturned Roe V. Wade ruling, with over 20 states projected to likely follow suit in prohibiting abortions and an influx of out-of-state abortions in the remaining states with clinics. 

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https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/supreme-court-roe-v-wade-abortion-case-12-01-21/index.html

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-59495210

https://www.cnn.com/2021/11/30/politics/dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-what-to-watch/index.html

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/01/sotomayor-supreme-court-liberals-sound-alarm-in-fight-to-overturn-roe-v-wade.html

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EU Chief States Mandatory Jabs Should be Considered With Spread of Omicron

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  • EU Chief Ursula von der Leyen stated that mandatory jabs should be considered amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and recent Omicron variant, dubbed “highly contagious.” 
  • Von der Leyen also stated that all 27 member states should quickly launch booster shots and enforce PCR tests prior to traveling. 
  • The World Health Organization stated their “concern” of the Omicron variant, with the majority in South Africa and traveling to the United States EU countries,urging individuals to receive the vaccine which “will still prevent severe disease.” 

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/01/eu-must-consider-mandatory-covid-jabs-says-von-der-leyen

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-59497462

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Michigan High School Shooter Charged with Murder

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  • Ethan Crumbley was arrested Wednesday for the shooting at Oxford High School.  Recovered videos from Crumbley’s phone indicated his desire to shoot and kill students at school the next day.
  • The shooting resulted in four deaths and seven others injured during the tragedy on Tuesday afternoon.
  • The shooting at Oxford High School ranked as the country’s deadliest K-12 school shooting since 2018.
  • The suspect faces first-degree murder charges (four counts) and terrorism causing death.  Crumbley will be charged as an adult.  Other charges include assault with intent to murder and possession of a firearm.

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https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/01/us/michigan-oxford-high-school-shooting-wednesday/index.html

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EU Restricts Asylum Seekers at the Belarus Border

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  • New measures the European Union (EU) proposed could permit Poland, Latvia, and Lithuania to ease up on protections for asylum seekers at the Belarus border.
  • The new proposal grants member states bordering Belarus the ability to detain those seeking asylum for an additional time period during application processing.
  • The three member states have not been challenged on their pushback policy against migrants attempting to enter the EU.
  • The proposed measures have yet to be approved by the Council of the EU.  If approved, the measures may be enforced for six months, possibly longer.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/01/world/europe/asylum-rights-poland-eu.html

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At Least 29 Killed in Capsized Nigerian Boat

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  • A Nigerian boat with students onboard capsized in northern Nigeria.  At least 29 are dead.
  • The boat carrying approximately 40 students was sailing along the Watari dam. The fire service spokesperson Saminu Yusuf Abdullahi claimed the boat was overloaded.
  • Seven students were rescued and undergoing treatment in the hospital.

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https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/01/africa/nigeria-students-boat-capsize-intl/index.html

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Jeffrey Epstein Pilot Testifies He Flew People of Influence on Epstein’s Plane

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  • Larry Visoski, Jeffrey Epstein’s pilot for over 25 years, was the first witness to testify in Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex-trafficking trial Tuesday.
  • Maxwell was Epstein’s longtime girlfriend and is on trial for her involvement in Epstein’s crimes.
  • Visoski recalled Prince Andrew, Kevin Spacey, and former US Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump on Epstein’s private plane, nicknamed the “Lolita Express.”
  • Epstein’s pilot stated that he never saw any sexual activity or any indication of any such activity, take place on the plane.  

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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-59484332

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Salman Rushdie Severely Stabbed due to his Publication of the Book “The Satanic Verses”

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  • Salman Rushdie, an author, was severely stabbed in his neck and abdomen on stage by a suspect named Hadi Matar, causing him to be on a ventilator and potentially losing an eye.
  • An Iranian leader back in the 20th century wanted Rushdie killed because of his novel, Satanic Verses, that many Muslims found disrespectful. This led Salman to go into hiding for almost a decade.
  • Translators from different countries reading this book were harshly stabbed to death when the book came out and Iranian leader, Ayatollah Khomeini called for Salman’s execution for three million dollars.
  • The Iranian government has not yet responded to this issue, but many Iranians in the media claim him to be an apostate who later became an atheist.

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China Threatens Consequences if Pelosi Visits Taiwan

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  • US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has landed inTaiwan. Prior to the visit, China’s Foreign Ministry has voiced their disapproval, stating that “China will take resolute responses and strong countermeasures to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity.”
  • US Secretary of State Antony Blinken emphasized in response  that “The speaker will make her own decisions about whether or not to visit Taiwan,” and that the US is looking to Beijing to “act responsibly and not to engage in any escalation going forward.”
  • The US has made it clear that members of Congress routinely visit Taiwan and that this trip is non-threatening and has precedent. Even so, some officials have expressed concern that China may invade Taiwan’s air defense zone or send missiles near Taiwan in retaliation.
  • Pelosi has criticized China’s leadership and vocalized support for Taiwan in the past. She is currently on her tour of Asia, with scheduled visits to Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan.

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First Grain Ship Departs Ukraine After Six Months of Russian Blockade

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  • The first shipment of grain departed the port of Odesa on Monday after Russia’s blockade of Ukrainian ports for the last six months trapped around 20 million metric tons of wheat and corn.
  • Russia recently made a deal with Ukraine, brokered by the UN and Turkey, allowing grain exports to resume, appeasing fears of a global food supply crisis and rising prices.
  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba celebrated the shipment, calling it a “day of relief for the world, especially for our friends in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.”
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was more hesitant to celebrate the shipment, stating “it is too early to draw any conclusions and make any forecasts” and he wants to “see how the agreement works and whether security will be really guaranteed.”

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Concerns Rise As US Teeters on the Brink of Recession

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  • The US economy declines for the second quarter in a row, causing, what other countries would consider, an economic recession. 
  • The prices for groceries, gas, and other basics are rising at the fastest pace since 1981. The US Central Bank is quickly trying to raise borrowing costs in order to cool the economy and ease the prices on goods, but with the contraction, at the annual rate of 0.9% in the 3 months to July, many are still getting concerned. 
  • President Biden struggles to convince the public that the economy is sound, with the unemployment rate at a low 3.6%. But with inflation in the US hitting 9.1% in June, the fastest price appreciation in 4 months, consumer spending has slowed at an annual rate of 1%. 
  • Many other countries, such as China and the UK, have been hit harder by the surge in energy prices and the War in Ukraine, causing risks from abroad. Other countries are facing much more serious problems and once they’re hit, their problems can spill over and affect the US. 

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North Korea Could Possibly Be Preparing another Nuclear Test

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  • North Korea could be preparing a seventh nuclear test, especially after Mr. Kim announced that the country is fully ready for any military confrontation with the US at a Korean War Anniversary event. 
  • A US special representative in North Korea states that Jong-Un has tested an unprecedented number of missiles this year—31 to 25. Jong-Un also stated that threats from the US required North Korea to achieve the urgent historical task of strengthening its self-defense. 
  • Jong-un also stated that South Korea is reviving a plan to counter North Korea’s threat by mounting precautionary strikes; in June alone, South Korea launched 8 missiles of its own.
  • The North Korean regime is especially angry with South Korea’s new president Yoon Suk-yeol and his so-called Kill Chain strategy. This strategy allows South Korea to launch ballistic missiles and air strikes on North Korean targets if it ever feels threatened. 
  • North Korea has also not been getting as much engagement with Washington ever since Biden replaced Trump, and could be hinting at some sort of deliberate escalation by the North, and preparations have been underway at the Punggye Ri test site since March.

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Russia Limits Gas Supply to Germany

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  • Gazprom, a major Russian energy provider, has stated it will reduce the supply of gas to Germany by half via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline due to repair work. 
  • Germany has said that they see no technical reason for the decrease in gas supply. The European Union continues to accuse Russia of weaponizing energy, with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stating, “This is an open gas war that Russia is waging against a united Europe.”
  • Ukraine and Russia signed an agreement to allow the export of grain via the Black Sea after Russia continued to block millions of tonnes from being exported. The next day, Russia struck missiles at the port, some of which hit the infrastructure of the port.
  • The US and Ukraine are optimistic that the agreement will still be implemented, with the US State Department stating, “Despite these attacks, we do understand that the parties are continuing preparations to open Ukraine’s Black Sea ports for food and fertilizer exports…we also continue to expect that the Black Sea agreement will be implemented.”

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