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DeSantis signs Florida's six-week abortion ban into law

Source: CBS News


A six-week ban on abortion was signed into law by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Thursday night after the state House, which has a Republican supermajority, passed the bill, 70 to 40 earlier in the day.

Senate Bill 300, titled the "Heartbeat Protection Act," prohibits abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, with exceptions for abortions that risk the life of a mother and abortions up to fifteen weeks for pregnancies caused by instances of rape, incest or human trafficking.

The bill makes it a third-degree felony for physicians or anyone who "actively participate(s) in" an abortion in violation of the ban. It also prohibits state funds being used in any way to help a woman get an abortion from another state, and using "telehealth" or mail to receive abortion medication.

The governor's office released a photo of DeSantis signing the bill surrounded by several dozen lawmakers.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/florida-six-week-abortion-ban-signed-into-law-ron-desantis/

James Caan, veteran 'Godfather' and 'Elf' actor, dies at 82

Source: NBC News

James Caan, veteran 'Godfather' and 'Elf' actor, dies at 82

Caan was also well known for roles in "Brian's Song," "Misery," and NBC's "Las Vegas."

July 7, 2022, 5:28 PM UTC
By David K. Li
Movie tough guy James Caan, best known for his work in such big-screen classics as "The Godfather" and "Elf," died on Wednesday, his family said.

He was 82.

"It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Jimmy on the evening of July 6," according to a family statement posted to Twitter.

"The family appreciates the outpouring of love and heartfelt condolences and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time."

In recent years, Caan was active on Twitter, often posting pictures of he and his friends from classic movies.

He almost always ended his online missives with, “End of tweet,” and Thursday’s announcement did so as well.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/james-caan-veteran-godfather-elf-actor-dies-82-rcna37148

Madeleine Albright, first female US secretary of state, dies

Source: CNN

Madeleine Albright, first female US secretary of state, dies
CNN Digital Expansion 2018, Caroline Kelly
By Caroline Kelly, CNN
Updated 2:27 PM ET, Wed March 23, 2022

(CNN)Madeleine Albright, the first woman US secretary of state, who helped steer Western foreign policy in the aftermath of the Cold War, has died. She was 84 years old.

Her death was confirmed in an email to staff of the Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm founded by Albright.

This story is breaking and will be updated.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/23/politics/madeleine-albright-obituary/index.html

Cicely Tyson, Pioneering Hollywood Icon, Dies at 96

Source: Variety

Cicely Tyson, Pioneering Hollywood Icon, Dies at 96

By Carmel Dagan
Cicely Tyson Dead: Pioneering Hollywood Icon
Harpo, Inc.

Emmy- and Tony-winning actress Cicely Tyson, who distinguished herself in theater, film and television, died on Thursday afternoon. She was 96.

“I have managed Miss Tyson’s career for over 40 years, and each year was a privilege and blessing,” her manager, Larry Thompson, said in a statement. “Cicely thought of her new memoir as a Christmas tree decorated with all the ornaments of her personal and professional life. Today she placed the last ornament, a Star, on top of the tree.”

Throughout her career Tyson refused to play drug addicts, prostitutes or maids, roles she thought demeaning to Black women. But when a good part came along she grabbed hold of it with tenacity.

Onstage she was in the original 1961 Off Broadway production of Jean Genet’s “The Blacks” and, decades later, she won a Tony for her starring role in a revival of “The Trip to Bountiful.”

Read more: https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/cicely-tyson-dead-dies-1234895188/

CNN is reporting that Mark Meadows,

Tump's Chief of Staff is positive for COVID-19.

RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel tested for coronavirus at home in Michigan

Source: Detroit Free Press

RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel tested for coronavirus at home in Michigan
Todd Spangler
Detroit Free Press

WASHINGTON — Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee and a Michigan resident, has been tested for coronavirus and is at home waiting for the results, a party spokesman said in a statement Saturday.

McDaniel, 46, lives in Northville and went to a local hospital after coming down with symptoms on Friday.

"Last night, Chairwoman McDaniel began experiencing a fever and flu-like symptoms, and she went to her local hospital in Michigan for treatment," RNC spokesman Michael Ahrens said. "Flu and strep tests were administered and came back negative."

Read more: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/03/14/rnc-chairwoman-ronna-mcdaniel-tested-coronavirus-michigan/5050810002/

Herman Cain Dies From Coronavirus at 74

Source: Newsmax

Herman Cain Dies From Coronavirus at 74

Herman Cain (Molly Riley/AP)
By Bill Hoffmann | Thursday, 30 July 2020 10:14 AM

Herman Cain — the maverick American business czar and Republican presidential candidate who campaigned for a sweeping tax reform plan called 9-9-9 — died Thursday morning after a monthlong battle with the coronavirus. He was 74.

Cain, who recently joined Newsmax TV and was set to launch a weekly show, died in an Atlanta-area hospital where he had been critically ill for several weeks.

He was admitted on July 1, two days after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

Ten days before, Cain had attended a rally for President Donald Trump in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Read more: https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/herman-cain-obituary/2020/07/30/id/979733/


Fox News' Ed Henry fired for sexual misconduct: report Published 1 min ago on July 1, 2020 By Matthe

Source: The Raw Story

Fox News’ Ed Henry fired for sexual misconduct: report
Published 1 min ago on July 1, 2020 By Matthew Chapman

"On Wednesday, Fox News announced that “America’s Newsroom” anchor Ed Henry had been terminated over a sexual misconduct incident.

The incident, which Fox said occurred years ago and was brought to their attention by a former employee’s attorney, has not been specified.

“FOX News Media strictly prohibits all forms of sexual harassment, misconduct, and discrimination,” said the company in a statement. “We will continued striving to maintain a safe and inclusive workplace for all employees.”"

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2020/07/fox-news-ed-henry-fired-for-sexual-misconduct-report/

Trump announces he will unilaterally ban all immigration to the United States

Source: The Raw Story

Trump announces he will unilaterally ban all immigration to the United States

Published 1 min ago on April 20, 2020 By Bob Brigham

President Donald Trump announced Monday evening that he would be suspending all immigration into the United States.

“In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States,” Trump announced on Twitter.


Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2020/04/trump-announces-he-will-unilaterally-ban-all-immigration-to-the-united-states/

Midwest Governors Announce Plan to Coordinate on Reopening of Economy

Source: NBC5 Chicago

Midwest Governors Announce Plan to Coordinate on Reopening of Economy

Governors in other parts of the U.S. have also announced similar plans

Governors in seven Midwest states, including Illinois, have announced a plan to work together on reopening the regional economy when the coronavirus pandemic begins to subside.

The group includes governors in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana and Kentucky.

"We are doing everything we can to protect the people of our states and slow the spread of COVID-19, and we are eager to work together to mitigate the economic crisis this virus has caused in our region," the group said in a joint statement. "Here in the Midwest, we are bound by our commitment to our people and the community. We recognize that our economies are all reliant on each other, and we must work together to safely reopen them so hardworking people can get back to work and businesses can get back on their feet."

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker had indicated such a partnership was in the works after governors in other parts of the U.S. made similar announcements.

"I began this conversation really late last week with some of the East Coast governors, and then over the last few days with my counterparts in Midwest states surrounding us," Pritzker said during his daily coronavirus briefing Tuesday. "You know, our goal, of course for this is to start to think about, you know, what are the preconditions for beginning to allow certain kinds of businesses to open their doors again, to expand the definition of, you know, those who can work or those businesses that can have their doors open."

Read more: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/coronavirus/midwest-governors-announce-plan-to-coordinate-on-reopening-of-economy/2256936/
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