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Justice Department Asks Judge to Pause Idaho Abortion Ban
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Justice Department Asks Judge to Pause Idaho Abortion Ban

By REBECCA BOONE, Associated PressBOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice asked a federal judge this week to bar Idaho from enforcing its near-total abortion ban while a lawsuit pitting federal health care law against state anti-abortion legislation is underway.Meanwhile, the Republican-led Idaho Legislature is asking for permission to intervene in the federal case, just as it has done in three other abortion-related lawsuits filed in state courts.“If allowed to go into effect, the Idaho law will cause significant irreparable harm, including to the public health of patients across Idaho,” Justice Department attorney Lisa Newman wrote in court documents filed Monday.The Justice Department sued Idaho last week over the state's strict abortion ban, saying it would force doctors ...
1 Potential Heat Death Sunday in Oregon
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1 Potential Heat Death Sunday in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Multnomah County Medical Examiner said Monday that one person potentially died Sunday in Portland, Oregon, when the temperature reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit.The medical examiner said Monday that the person is suspected to have died from hyperthermia. Officials said further tests will determine whether the death was officially heat-related.The state medical examiner’s office in Oregon said previously it was investigating 14 deaths as possibly heat-related during a weeklong heat wave that ended Sunday, July 31.The seven-day hot spell in the Pacific Northwest broke heat wave duration records in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle. The King County Medical Examiner’s office in Seattle reported six heat-related deaths during that time period.Climate change is fueling lon...
Scientists Expand Study on Air Quality Impact on Health
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Scientists Expand Study on Air Quality Impact on Health

By SHERAZ SADIQ, Oregon Public BroadcastingScientists at the Oregon Institute of Technology were recently awarded a $1 million grant from the federal government that could result in research that improves health outcomes in Southern Oregon due to wildfire smoke.Since 2019, a team of Oregon Tech scientists has been studying the capacity of hospitals in the Rogue Valley to handle patients arriving with respiratory problems during wildfires when air quality plummets due to wildfires.“If it’s in what we call ‘the purple,’ which is the really bad air quality, the likelihood that a hospital is going to exceed their capacity goes up to about 70 percent,” Kyle Chapman, an associate professor of sociology and population health at the Oregon Institute of Technology, told Oregon Public Broadcastin...
Man Accused of Threatening Rep. Jayapal Pleads Not Guilty
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Man Accused of Threatening Rep. Jayapal Pleads Not Guilty

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle man charged with felony stalking for allegedly standing outside U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s home and yelling expletives while armed with a pistol has pleaded not guilty.King County Superior Court judge on Tuesday set Brett Forsell’s bail at $150,000 during Forsell’s arraignment hearing, KING-TV reported.The King County Prosecutor’s Office requested $500,000 bail, arguing Forsell is “likely to commit a violent offense if free in the community.” Forsell allegedly told investigators he would return to Jayapal’s home as soon as he was released.Forsell, 49, was arrested July 9 after yelling obscenities and threats outside Jayapal’s Seattle home late at night and booked into jail. He was released when prosecutors said there wasn’t enough evidence for a hate crime char...
Breaking down the U.S. economy’s mixed signals
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Breaking down the U.S. economy’s mixed signals

Breaking down the U.S. economy's mixed signals - CBS News Watch CBS News Unemployment is down. Inflation is up. With the Federal Reserve Board again raising interest rates this week, plus new indications we could be in a recession, the economy is in uncharted waters. And no one seems certain about what's next or what to do. CBS News' chief political analyst John Dickerson helps us add it all up with the help of two experts: Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Sachs, with the overview; and Michelle Singletary, a personal finance columnist for the Washington Post, with advice for all of us. ...
Saturday Sessions: Death Cab For Cutie performs “Here to Forever”
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Saturday Sessions: Death Cab For Cutie performs “Here to Forever”

Saturday Sessions: Death Cab For Cutie performs “Here to Forever” - CBS News Watch CBS News The Seattle, Washington-based indie rock band Death Cab For Cutie is set to release their tenth studio album in September, just as they launch a national headline tour. The Grammy award-nominated group joins “CBS Mornings” for “Saturday Sessions” to perform “Here to Forever.” Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link
A Look at What Didn’t Happen This Week
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A Look at What Didn’t Happen This Week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts:Post spreads baseless claim about Jan. 6 conversationsCLAIM: Freedom of Information Act requests show a dozen phone calls between Ray Epps’ cell phone and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office a week before the Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021.Political CartoonsTHE FACTS: Such records would not be obtainable through FOIA requests, because Congress is exempt from the law, legal experts say. Epps, an Arizona man who was filmed encouraging others to enter the U.S. Capitol the night before the riots, has long been the subject of a baseless conspiracy theory that h...
Trump, Pence give dueling speeches in D.C.
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Trump, Pence give dueling speeches in D.C.

Trump, Pence give dueling speeches in D.C. - CBS News Watch CBS News It's a battle for control of the Republican Party as former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence gave dueling speeches in Washington, D.C. Major Garrett has the details. Be the first to know Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting. Not Now Turn On Source link