US Domestic News Roundup: Legal clashes await US companies covering workers’ abortion costs; In Colorado and elsewhere, 2020 election deniers seek the best polling places and more

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Legal clashes await US companies covering workers’ abortion costs

A growing number of large U.S. companies have said they will cover travel costs for employees who have to leave their home countries to have abortions, but these new policies could expose companies to lawsuits and even potential criminal liability. , said legal experts. Amazon.com Inc, Apple Inc, Lyft Inc, Microsoft Corp and JPMorgan Chase & Co were among the companies that announced plans to provide these benefits through their health insurance plans ahead of the Supreme Court ruling. Friday’s U.S. overturning the historic 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision. decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

In Colorado and elsewhere, 2020 election deniers seek the best polling places

Tina Peters, an election official from western Colorado, was charged with voter tampering and barred by a judge from overseeing voting in her home county this year. But Peters, who echoed former President Donald Trump’s false claims that the 2020 presidential election was rigged, is far from intimidated. She is seeking the Republican nomination for secretary of state in Tuesday’s primary contest, a position that would put her in charge of the state’s electoral apparatus.

Abortion ruling darkens usual cheer at American Pride parades

People attending Pride celebrations organized by LGBTQ+ communities across the United States this weekend expressed outrage at the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the constitutional right to abortion and a wave of protests. anti-transgender legislation. For more than 50 years, LGBTQ+ people and supporters have marched on the last weekend of June to celebrate hard-won freedoms. But now many fear that those freedoms are under threat.

Digital World board members receive subpoena over Trump’s social media deal

Blank check company Digital World Acquisition Corp said Monday that each of its board directors had received subpoenas from federal prosecutors regarding the company’s plans to merge with the former social media company. US President Donald Trump. Earlier this month, the company reported that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority investigating the deal had also requested more information.

Ghislaine Maxwell reported that prison staff threatened her safety, prompting a suicide watch

Ghislaine Maxwell reported that staff at the Brooklyn jail threatened her safety, prompting employees to place her on suicide watch, prosecutors said on Sunday, arguing there was no need to delay her traffic conviction. sexual. Maxwell, 60, is set to be sentenced on Tuesday for her December conviction of helping her then-boyfriend Jeffrey Epstein, the globe-trotting financier and convicted sex offender, abuse girls between 1994 and 2004. Prosecutors say she deserves between the ages of 30 and 55. years in prison.

Biden signs gun safety bill, lands Supreme Court swipe

US President Joe Biden signed into law the first major federal gun reform in three decades on Saturday, days after a ruling he condemned by the Supreme Court expanding the rights of gun owners. “God willing, it will save a lot of lives,” Biden said at the White House after signing the bill with his wife Jill at his side.

Democratic women call on Biden and Congress to protect federal abortion rights

On Sunday, leading Democratic women called on President Joe Biden and Congress to protect abortion rights nationwide after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, in a decision that has heightened political tensions between the federal government and the states. Two Democratic progressives, Senator Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have urged Biden to use federal lands as a safe haven for abortion in states that ban or severely restrict the practice, after the High Court on Friday overturned the historic decision of 1973 which recognized women. constitutional right to abortion.

Factbox-Four key races in the Illinois and Colorado midterm primaries

Voters in Illinois and Colorado will choose candidates for the US Congress and other offices in the primaries on Tuesday, in another test of former President Donald Trump’s influence in the Republican Party ahead of the election in mid-term on November 8. Maryland and Oklahoma also hold nomination contests. Here are four key races to watch:

Airlines cancel nearly 700 US flights as labor shortage weighs

Airlines canceled nearly 700 flights to the United States early Monday as they struggled to cope with increased demand for summer travel due to staff shortages ranging from pilots to crew members. crew. The total number of flight cancellations within, to or from the United States as of 6:07 a.m. ET was 669, according to flight tracking website Flightaware.com. Nearly 860 flights were canceled on Sunday.

Roe v Wade decision disproportionately hurts black women, experts say

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion is expected to disproportionately impact black women and other women of color, who traditionally face crippling costs and logistical barriers to obtaining reproductive health care, experts said. The overturning of Roe v Wade leaves the decision of whether or not an abortion is legal in the hands of state governments. While some states have recently reaffirmed the right to abortion, 26 states are likely or certain to ban abortion in most or all circumstances.

(With agency contributions.)

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