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Gabriella Borter

U.S. bishops vote to draft Communion statement that may rebuke Biden for abortion views

Jun 18 2021

(Reuters) -A divided conference of U.S. Roman Catholic bishops announced on Friday that they had voted to draft a statement on Holy Communion that may admonish Catholic politicians, including President Joe Biden, who support abortion rights. | Video

U.S. bishops to discuss Communion rules that may rebuke Biden for abortion views

Jun 14 2021

WASHINGTON U.S. Roman Catholic bishops are due this week to discuss whether politicians, including President Joe Biden, should receive Communion while supporting abortion and LGBTQ rights, a debate that has divided the clergy and laid bare internal cultural rifts. | Video

Reuters, New York Times win Pulitzers for coverage of racial injustice, COVID-19

Jun 11 2021

NEW YORK (Reuters) -Reuters and the Minneapolis Star Tribune each won a Pulitzer Prize on Friday for journalism about racial inequities in U.S. policing, while the New York Times and the Atlantic were honored for chronicling the COVID-19 pandemic, the two topics that dominated last year's headlines. | Video

Federal appeals court blocks Missouri ban on abortions after 8 weeks

Jun 09 2021

A panel of federal appeals court judges blocked a Missouri law on Wednesday that banned abortions after eight weeks of pregnancy, saying the provisions of the law violated the constitutional right of women to end their pregnancies.

U.S. Representative Val Demings to vie for Republican Marco Rubio's Senate seat

Jun 09 2021

WASHINGTON U.S. Representative Val Demings, a Florida Democrat who gained national prominence as one of the House managers in President Donald Trump's first impeachment trial, launched a campaign on Wednesday to run for Republican Marco Rubio's U.S. Senate seat next year.

Former Virginia Governor McAuliffe wins Democratic primary in closely watched governor's race

Jun 08 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe easily won the Democratic nomination on Tuesday for the state's gubernatorial election, securing his spot in a race that could signal where voters stand after the divisive 2020 presidential contest.

A motorcyclist, a 'jack-of-all-trades': the victims of California railyard massacre

May 27 2021

To his friends, Lars Kepler Lane - also known as "Keppy" - was a laid back, ordinary guy who liked to spend time with family and take on projects outside his work at Valley Transportation Authority in San Jose, California.

Planned Parenthood, ACLU sue to block Arkansas ban on most abortions

May 26 2021

Women's health provider Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday filed a lawsuit challenging Arkansas' ban on all abortions except in medical emergencies, one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in the United States.

Mississippi's 'Pink House' becomes ground zero in U.S. abortion battle

May 24 2021

JACKSON, Miss. (Reuters) -For eight years, Derenda Hancock has ushered women from their cars to the doors of Mississippi's only abortion clinic, donning a rainbow vest as she shields them from protesters waving religious pamphlets and shouting "turn back!" through bullhorns.

Mississippi's 'Pink House' ground zero in U.S. abortion rights fight

May 23 2021

JACKSON, Miss., May 23 For eight years, Derenda Hancock has ushered women from their cars to the doors of Mississippi's only abortion clinic, donning a rainbow vest as she shields them from protesters waving religious pamphlets and shouting “turn back!" through bullhorns.

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