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NYT: New York Fights Back on Guns and Abortion After Supreme Court Rulings

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A week after the Supreme Court issued monumental rulings loosening restrictions on carrying guns and overturning the constitutional right to abortion, New York enacted sweeping measures designed to blunt the decisions’ effects.

In an extraordinary session convened by Gov. Kathy Hochul that began Thursday and carried late into Friday evening, the State Legislature adopted a new law placing significant restrictions on the carrying of handguns and passed an amendment that would initiate the process of enshrining the right to abortion in the state constitution.

The new legislation illustrates the growing distance between a conservative-led court that has reasserted its influence in American political life and blue states such as New York — one of the most left-leaning in the nation, where all three branches of government are controlled by Democrats and President Biden easily triumphed over Donald J. Trump in 2020.

As Republican-led states race rightward, the New York Legislature’s moves this week provided a preview of an intensifying clash between the court and Democratic states that will likely play out for years to come.

“We’re not going backwards,” Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, said at a news conference in Albany on Friday. “They may think they can change our lives with the stroke of a pen, but we have pens, too.”

She made remarks on the coming July 4 holiday, asking New Yorkers to remember what was being commemorated: “the founding of a great country that cherished the rights of individuals, freedoms and liberty for all.”

“I am standing here to protect freedom and liberty here in the state of New York,” she added.
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Murder by malnutrition: Vegan mother is found guilty over death of 18-month-old son

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A vegan mother has been found guilty of murder for the death of her 18-month-old son who weighed just 17lbs when he died in 2019 after a short life being fed only fruit, vegetables and breastmilk.

Sheila O'Leary, 39, was convicted of a jury in Cape Coral, Florida, on Tuesday after a week-long trial.

She is now facing life behind bars and will be sentenced on July 25. Her son Ezra died in 2019 from complications caused by malnutrition.

Doctors found he hadn't been fed for a week by the time he died in September 2019.

Sheila and her husband, who has also been charged with murder and is waiting trial, called 911 after Ezra stopped breathing.

Paramedics pronounced the toddler dead at the scene. They also examined the couple's older three children.

The pair were charged in December 2019 after Ezra's cause of death was revealed.

No photographs have ever been released showing what state the child was in when he died.

But prosecutors at Sheila's trial described an emaciated child who constantly cried.

'She chose to disregard his cries. She didn’t need a scale to see his bones.

'She didn’t need a scale to hear his cry,' Assistant State Attorney Sara Miller said.

The couple also had a three-year-old and a five-year-old who were severely malnourished.

Their skin was yellow and one suffered such poor dental hygiene that their teeth were black.

Sheila also has an 11-year-old daughter from a previous relationship and her health was considerably better than that of the other kids.

Police believe it is down to the fact the girl visited her father in a different state regularly, and was given a proper diet there.
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Republicans love transgender porn, A LOT

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With more than 4.7 Million transgender porn related Google searches each month (per, do Republicans represent those searching most? The answer seems to be a clear YES.

In fact, the more Republican they are, the more they seem to like it. (see below)

To understand the Republicans’ love for transgender related porn, we scraped daily Google search trend data from June 1, 2022 to June 19, 2022, segmented by DMA (metro area) and compared search volume to both 2020 election voting trends, and public opinions about LGBT rights.

The data tells a tragic tale of self-loathing closet cases, Republicans who privately get off sexually to trans folks, while publicly trying to remove trans peoples’ rights and stoking hate against them.
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Revenge for Soviet Occupation

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Russia has threatened to punish Lithuania with measures that would have a “serious negative impact” after the nation blocked some shipments by rail to Moscow’s Baltic Sea enclave of Kaliningrad – the latest dispute over sanctions imposed for Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte said it was “ironic” to hear Russia complain about alleged violations of international law, given that it had violated “possibly every single international treaty”.

Moscow summoned EU envoy Markus Ederer to the Russian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday. EU spokesperson Peter Stano said Ederer asked the Russians at the meeting “to refrain from escalatory steps and rhetoric”.
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Blue States more Patriotic than Red States

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Indiana has ranked near the bottom of a list of the most patriotic states in America.

Personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2022’s Most Patriotic States in America, and Indiana ranked No. 44 out of the 50 U.S. states. The Hoosier state ranked 40th in civic engagement, and 35th in military engagement, leading to a total score of 34.43, according to WalletHub.

According to the report, the three most patriotic states were Alaska, Montana and Virginia. Arkansas was the least patriotic state, just below New York and Rhode Island in the rankings.

According to a press release, WalletHub compared the 50 states across “13 key indicators of patriotism to determine where Americans have the most red, white and blue pride.” The data set ranges from the state’s military enlistees and veterans to the share of adults who voted in the 2020 presidential election to AmeriCorps volunteers per capita.

Some key statistics from the report include the following:

Blue states are more patriotic, with an average ranking of 24.92, compared with 26.08 for red states (1 = Best).
Alaska has the most veterans per 1,000 civilian adults, 137, which is 2.7 times more than in New York, the state with the fewest at 51.
New Jersey has the highest share of adults who voted in the 2020 presidential election, 78.3 percent, which is 1.5 times higher than in Arkansas, the state with the lowest at 54 percent.
Utah has the highest volunteer rate, 51.2 percent, which is two times higher than in New York, the state with the lowest at 25 percent.

The full report is available here:
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47 Cats Rescued From Car At Minnesota Rest Stop

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8 Akron police officers fired 90-plus shots during confrontation with fleeing motorist

Jayland Walker suffered more than 60 wounds, sources and autopsy records show

Autopsy records confirm that an unarmed Akron man was struck dozens of times by a barrage of more than 90 shots fired by police officers following a chase early Monday morning.

The volume of gunfire and extensive wounds have caused police and city officials to prepare for potential public backlash. The response is expected to only intensify when Akron Police release body camera footage in the coming days.

“Use of force cases are always ugly. This case is ugly times 10,” a police official familiar with the shooting told 3News Investigates. The official is not authorized to speak publicly about the shooting.

Using a public records law that provides access to autopsy documents, 3News Investigates viewed photos of Jayland Walker’s bullet-riddled body, along with the dozens of bullet fragments removed during the autopsy.

The final autopsy report has not yet been put in writing, Summit County Medical Examiner Dr. Lisa Kohler said. That report is expected to be released this week.

Walker’s death has been ruled a homicide, Kohler’s office said Wednesday.

However, the photos provided Wednesday confirm what police sources had previously told 3News Investigates: Eight officers fired more than 90 shots, causing more than 60 wounds to Walker’s body.
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weed addict to die in jail, court says

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Based as fuck, weed addicts should get the chair. They do literally all the crimes. It is why crimes rose in the 60s, dropped in the 90s and 2000s with the anti weed laws putting users in jail for decades and then rose in the late 2010s when the legalize it movement got states to legalize it
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Rwanda policy

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alright, what do we think about the uk trying to send refugees to Rwanda?
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Indigenous tribes push back on calls to open abortion clinics on federal lands

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Representatives for some Indigenous tribes tell Axios they have no plans to set up abortion clinics on their lands and would take offense at any non-Native Americans, including progressives, telling them what to do.

The big picture: The Biden administration has made clear it has no plans to pursue such moves, telling progressives who leaned on them to set up abortion clinics on federal land in red states that they're underestimating the legal risks and other complications.

Vice President Kamala Harris told CNN, "It's not, right now, what we are discussing." White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters there are "dangerous ramifications" to providing abortions on federal lands.
But tribal leaders and legal experts are speaking out as well to ensure their position is clear.

What they're saying: "It's an overreach for people to assume, or presume that a tribe would want to do this in the first place," Stacy Leeds, a professor of law and leadership at Arizona State University Law who previously served as a Cherokee Nation Supreme Court justice, told Axios.

"We have an arc of historic oppression that's really undermined a tribal ability to respond," Lauren van Schilfgaarde, the director of UCLA Law School's tribal legal development clinic and a member of the Cochiti Pueblo, told Axios. "And so the idea that tribes have some magic balm, it's just frustrating."
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