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Trump Makes History as First US Pres on Trial: The beginning of jury selection in the New York City “hush-money” case has Trump alarmed that his strategy of ...
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Quick Glance: Trump Faces Landmark Trial Over Hush Money Case
  • Donald Trump will go down in history as the first former president to stand trial in Manhattan on criminal charges. The historic case revolves around a potential sex scandal cover-up just days before the 2016 elections.

  • The prosecution alleges that Trump falsified business records to hide hush money payments aimed at influencing the election outcome. Trump maintains his innocence and refutes any involvement with Stormy Daniels.

  • The trial will feature key witnesses from Trump's inner circle testifying against him, including Michael Cohen and David Pecker. It will delve into the Oval Office, where Trump allegedly approved the cover-up.

  • Prosecutors must prove that Trump falsified business records with intent to commit or conceal another crime. Trump's defense is likely to focus on the legality of the hush money payments and attempt to distance him from the accounting handled by his employees.
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If the US and UK Have Any Shame, They Will Welcome Palestine as a UN Member State
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Israeli Settlers, Soldiers 'Wiping Palestinian Communities Off the Map' in the West Bank
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'My Child Is Human': Palestinian American Mother Disrupts Austin Testimony: "Secretary Austin, why are you denying Israel's genocide in Gaza?" ...
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Report Sounds Alarm Over Growing Role of Big Tech in US Military-Industrial Complex
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Spain Widens Push for EU Countries to Recognize Palestinian State: A majority of U.N. member states recognize Palestinian statehood, but the U.S. and most E.U ...
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Boeing’s Safety Scandal Is an Object Lesson in the Dangers of Stock Buybacks | Common Dreams
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Middle Eastern Governments Are Drilling Their Own Graves: Some of the countries facing the biggest threat from the climate crisis seem all too intent on making ...
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Raging Against White Rural Rage: In their new book, Tom Schaller and Paul Waldman write as if economic class no longer exists or matters.
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Raging Against White Rural Rage
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Biden Rent Increase Cap Shows the Tenant Union Movement Can Win Nationally: The new rent cap heralds a shift in tenant organizing in the U.S. from building power ...
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Biden Rent Increase Cap Shows the Tenant Union Movement Can Win Nationally
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Workers Stage Sit-Ins to Demand Google End Israeli Cloud Contract: "Just as people of conscience demanded institutions cut ties with apartheid South Africa ...
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Workers Stage Sit-Ins to Demand Google End Israeli Cloud Contract
Quick Glance: Google employees arrested for protesting collaboration with Israel
  • Several Google employees were arrested Tuesday evening at the company’s offices in New York City and Sunnyvale, California, after staging sit-ins to protest the tech giant’s work with the Israeli government.

  • The protests came a day after pro-Palestinian activists blocked highways, bridges, and airport entrances across the United States in demonstrations against Israel's invasion of Gaza and U.S. military support for the country.

  • A Google spokesperson confirmed that the employees were placed on administrative leave and had their system access cut off due to violating company policies that prohibit impeding the work of others.

  • Google has been negotiating with Israel's Defense Ministry and selling technology to the Israeli government, leading to tensions between employees and anti-Nimbus organizers advocating for an independent investigation into potential human rights violations.
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'My Own University... Has Abandoned Me': USC Cancels Muslim Valedictorian's Speech
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Tax Prep Companies’ Business Model Exploits Low-Income Payers: The average parent in low-income communities is being bombarded with advertising designed to trick ...
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Biden Admin Unveils New Rules Protecting Workers Who Get Abortion Care: "With these final rules, we have achieved a huge step forward for women's ...
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'Should Be a Global Wake-Up Call': Coral Reefs Suffer Fourth Mass Bleaching Event
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Quick Glance: Global Coral Bleaching Event After Extreme Heat
  • US climate agency NOAA declares a concerning global coral bleaching event for the fourth time in history after a year of extreme ocean heat.

  • Impacts of coral bleaching span oceans worldwide, with sea surface temperatures at record levels.

  • Corals under extreme heat stress can recover, but otherwise, the reef requires several years to regenerate.

  • Despite losses, some reefs show signs of color, offering hope for potential recovery, while scientists caution about the escalating impacts.
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'Ed Scare' Deepens​ as 4,000+ Book Banned in First Half of School Year: "The bans we're seeing are broad, harsh, and pernicious—and they're ...
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House Dems Voice 'Deep Concern' Over Biden Claim That Israel Is Legally Using US Arms
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A Brief History of Kill Lists, From Langley to Lavender: The Lavender AI system is a new weapon developed by Israel, but the kind of kill lists that it generates ...
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AOC Rips GOP for Trying to 'Distract From Their Own Incompetence' With Anti-Iran Bills
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Democracy Defenders Stress NY Trump Trial 'Is About Voter Deception': "Trump engaged in criminal acts to cover up the truth just days before the 2016 ...
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Young People to World Leaders: 'Time to Let Youth Lead': "We need more young people represented in all spheres of decision-making—within government ...
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A Bronx Doctor’s Prescription: The NY State Assembly Must Act on Climate: The assembly and Gov. Kathy Hochul must include the NY HEAT and Climate Change ...
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A Bronx Doctor’s Prescription: The NY State Assembly Must Act on Climate
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Open Letter Demands Global Finance Overhaul to Fight Climate and Debt Crises: "The institutions of world finance have lost their muscle," wrote more than ...
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Aid Coalition Says Gaza Cease-Fire Needed to Avert 'Catastrophic' Middle East War
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The Case for Teaching at the End of the World: When we embrace the work of teaching and learning alongside students, we begin to build the future we want ...
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Biden Must Choose—People or Plastic: As the penultimate round of negotiations for the Global Plastics Treaty begin in Ottawa, Canada, the U.S ...
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Sunrise Protesters Arrested at VP's House Demanding Biden Declare a Climate Emergency
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Palestine Allies Stage Global 'Economic Blockade' of Gaza Genocide: Organizer A15Action said the worldwide demonstrations targeted "the global economy for ...
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Palestine Allies Stage Global 'Economic Blockade' of Gaza Genocide
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World Bank, IMF Must Prioritize Wealth Tax and Canceling Debt to Tackle Global Inequality
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Mehdi Hasan Launches Media Platform With Naomi Klein, Greta Thunberg, and More: The journalist says Zeteo will feature "hard-hitting interviews and unsparing ...
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20 Years Later, Abu Ghraib Torture Victims Get Their Day in Court: "Meanwhile, the U.S. government STILL hasn't provided compensation or other redress to ...
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Israel Is Committing One of history’s Great Crimes in Gaza: Since October 8, I’ve been riveted by the genocide in Gaza being perpetrated by the Israeli military ...
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'Catastrophic': Biden Admin Approves Largest Offshore Oil Export Terminal: "Nothing about this project is in alignment with Biden's climate and ...
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Some Abu Ghraib Torture Victims Finally Get Their Day in Court, but All Deserve Justice
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Our Budget Priorities Should Reflect the People's Agenda, Not Hasten Nuclear Oblivion
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Spying Expansion Could Hand 'Stasi-Like Powers' to Trump, Privacy Advocates Warn: "In my opinion no country that has something like this to enter into force ...
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I Want My Taxes to Be Used for Our True National Security: Helping People in Need
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'We Cannot Let the Warmongers Win': US Progressives Reject Calls for Attack on Iran
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Iran Launches Drone Attack Against Israel Over Consulate Bombing: "Netanyahu will use it as the pretext for another provocation, because he's bent on ...
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Abortion Rights Supporters Rally in Florida Ahead of Ballot Measure Vote
Quick Glance: Arizona GOP outlines alternative abortion strategy
  • Republican state legislators in Arizona are considering alternative ballot measures in response to a court ruling upholding a strict abortion ban.

  • The GOP's strategy document plans to provide voters with alternatives to the Arizona for Abortion Access ballot measure.

  • Republicans aim to constitutionalize existing laws to discuss abortion policy.

  • The document outlines various scenarios, including 'Phase 1' and 'Phase 2' options for lawmakers.
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Calls for De-Escalation Mount as Israel Plans to 'Exact a Price From Iran': "Now is the time for restraint and diplomacy, not more unconditional support for ...
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UK Youth, Experts Occupy Coal-Sponsored Science Museum Gallery: "Why on Earth are we allowing a destructive industry to sponsor an educational exhibition ...
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'In Pursuit of Peace,' Palestinians Founded Doctors Against Genocide: "The medical community bears a moral obligation to safeguard life and enhance health ...
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To Save US Democracy, Prioritize the Common Good: The run-up to this year’s general election is the occasion to rekindle the democratic spirit and reassemble a ...
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The Neoliberal Bullies Have Controlled the World Long Enough: We should seek to build societies in which aggression and dominance are not rewarded.
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Can Climate Democracy Defeat the Oil Curse in Ecuador?: As the country faces economic and security crises, the oil industry and its supporters in government are ...
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Google Slammed for 'Playing Games With California's Democracy' by Blocking News: "This is an extraordinarily inappropriate time for Google to experiment with ...
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We Need an Alternative to Nuclear-Armed Nationalism: If “war made the state and the state made war,” then the state, as currently perceived ...
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War Makes Humans the Most Dangerous Species: To the victor goes the spoils, so it’s said, but a planet despoiled by thermonuclear war, cast into darkness ...
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Who Is to Blame for the War in Ukraine?: NATO expansion provoked the very conflict that is now being touted as justification for said expansion.
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Criminalizing the Unhoused Is Inherently Cruel: Fining, arresting, and jailing people for a lack of housing is never the solution—and compounds existing housing ...
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'Genocidal Actions' Persist in Gaza as Israel Blocks Aid and US Weapons Flow: "President Joe Biden must act now to make famine prevention a top priority and ...
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'Lawless Con Man' Leonard Leo Defies Senate Subpoena Over Supreme Court Gifts: "This subpoena is a direct result of Mr. Leo's own actions and choices ...
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Quick Glance: Investigation into Gifts to Supreme Court Justices: Leo Refuses Senate Subpoena
  • As part of a months-long inquiry into undisclosed gifts to Supreme Court justices, the Senate Judiciary Committee sent a subpoena to conservative judicial activist Leonard Leo on Thursday, which he promptly rejected as “politically motivated.”

  • Following reports that Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr. accepted free luxury travel and gifts from Crow, Leo, and conservative donor Robin Arkley II without disclosure, the committee voted to authorize subpoenas for Leo and Texas billionaire Harlan Crow along party lines.

  • Democrats on the committee initiated an investigation into the justices' relationships with private benefactors after ProPublica's April report last year revealed Thomas' failure to disclose free luxury vacations and private jet travel from Crow over many years, and Leo's arrangement of a luxury fishing trip for Alito in 2008.

  • With Leo's rejection, Democrats would need to hold a Senate vote to seek court enforcement of the subpoena - a nearly impossible task in a narrowly divided chamber requiring 60 votes to break a filibuster.
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US Official Says Iran's Message Is: 'Don't F*ck With Us and We Won't F*ck With You'
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Israel Kills Gaza Aid Workers for a Reason: Ethnic Cleansing: The latest killing of the international World Central Kitchen workers in Gaza was done to serve the ...
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The Speech Online Given by Yanis Varoufakis After German Police Raid Palestine Congress
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House Dems, GOP Team Up to Expand Warrantless Spying on Americans: "The House has voted to allow the intelligence agencies to violate the civil rights and ...
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GOP Affirms 2025 Tax Plan If Trump Wins: More Giveaways to the Rich: "There are 20 years of data showing trickle-down economics doesn't work ...
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Vietnam Sentences Billionaire to Death for White Collar Fraud: The trials of Tru'o'ng Mỹ Lan and 84 others are part of an anti-corruption campaign led by ...
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Vietnam Sentences Billionaire to Death for White Collar Fraud
Quick Glance: Death Sentence for Real Estate Tycoon in Vietnam's Largest Fraud Case
  • Truong My Lan, a prominent businesswoman and real estate tycoon, was sentenced to death in Vietnam's largest financial fraud case, marking a shocking development in the country's escalating anti-corruption campaign.

  • Born in 1956, Lan founded the Van Thinh Phat company with her family in 1992, which grew to become one of Vietnam's richest real estate firms linked to some of Ho Chi Minh's most valuable properties.

  • She was accused of using the bank as her cash cow, illegally controlling it between 2012 and 2022, and using thousands of 'ghost companies' in Vietnam and abroad to give loans to herself and her allies.

  • Her arrest in October 2022 falls within a period of increased anti-corruption efforts in Vietnam ramping up since 2022, impacting the country's economic outlook and unsettling foreign investors.
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The Case for State-Based Single-Payer Healthcare: Throughout U.S. history, states have been the much-needed small laboratories that have succeeded in developing ...
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Fears of 'Disastrous' War Grow as Iran Weighs Retaliation for Israel Consulate Attack
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Biden Must Walk Back From Netanyahu’s Iran Trap: The U.S. ought to be distancing itself from Israel’s illegal attack, but instead the Biden administration is ...
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An Urgent Call to Congress: Cease-Fire Now and Avoid a Wider War: In a grassroots effort, about 450 individuals from 50 organizations are participating in lobby ...
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The Numbers on Climate Tell Us We’re Not Moving Fast Enough: Speeding up the necessary transition to renewable energy requires political mobilization to break ...
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The Right-Wing Supreme Court Could Validate Gov Abbott’s War on Immigrants: Of the five-member majority that scuttled much of Arizona’s Papers Please law ...
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Warnings of 'Patriot Act 2.0' as House Prepares to Vote on Mass Spying Authority: An amendment headed for a vote Friday "would put in place the largest ...
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Advocates 'Elated' as Biden DOJ Closes Gun Show Loophole: "To be clear, that 'gun show loophole' has been a death sentence for countless Americans ...
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Advocates 'Elated' as Biden DOJ Closes Gun Show Loophole
Quick Glance: Biden Administration Implements Stricter Background Checks for Gun Dealers
  • A new rule by the Biden administration will require thousands of gun dealers to conduct background checks on buyers to close a legal loophole.

  • President Biden emphasizes that the measure aims to keep guns away from domestic abusers and felons to save lives.

  • The law mandates that sellers primarily engaged in selling firearms for profit must be federally licensed and perform checks.

  • Despite praise from advocates, the regulation is likely to face legal challenges from gun rights activists, concerned about potential infringements.
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2 Maine Republicans Say Lewiston Mass Shooting Was God's Retribution for Abortion Rights
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Quick Glance: Maine Republicans Censured Over Connecting Mass Shooting to God's Wrath on Abortion Law
  • Two Maine Republican lawmakers faced censure on Thursday for linking the state's deadliest mass shooting to God's anger over a bill expanding abortion access.

  • Following discussions on a new legislative proposal, Michael Lemelin and Shelley Rudnicki were formally reprimanded by the chamber.

  • Initial remarks triggered swift bipartisan condemnation in Maine's Democrat-led House of Representatives.

  • A censure vote by the House resulted in both legislators being barred from speaking or voting until issuing apologies.
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US Tax Day Campaign Urges Congress to Stop Arming Israel's Genocide in Gaza: "This scale of devastation is only possible because of financial, political ...
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Sierra Club Urges Dem Senators to Uphold Biden Clean Vehicle Standards: One campaigner from the green group decried the "dangerous attempt to roll back ...
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The Task of Freeing Palestine Is the Task of Freeing Ourselves: The voices rising and feet marching in solidarity with Gaza are challenging the very foundations ...
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USAID Chief Admits Famine Is Underway in Gaza as US Keeps Arming Israel: "In northern Gaza, the rate of malnutrition prior to October 7th was almost zero ...
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'History Will Judge': Sanders Says US Must Stand With Gaza Children, Not Netanyahu
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Youth Coalition Presses Biden to Declare Climate Emergency Ahead of Earth Day: "As the election approaches, young people are mobilizing to demand President ...
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'Worst I Have Seen': 75% of Great Barrier Reef Suffers Coral Bleaching: "We are really running out of time. We need to reduce our emissions immediately ...
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'Worst I Have Seen': 75% of Great Barrier Reef Suffers Coral Bleaching
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Why Trump Doesn't Get to Say Arizona 'Went Too Far' on Abortion: "In overturning Roe, Trump's Supreme Court directly invited Arizona's total ban ...
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Why Trump Doesn't Get to Say Arizona 'Went Too Far' on Abortion
Quick Glance: Arizona Republicans Block Efforts to Repeal 1864 Abortion Ban
  • Democratic bills to repeal a 160-year-old abortion ban were blocked in the Legislature.

  • Arizona's highest court decision upholding a 1864 abortion ban caused chaos and confusion.

  • Democrats aimed to repeal the ban to protect women's health, facing hurdles in the Republican-controlled legislature.

  • The uncertainty loomed over whether Republican leaders would allow immediate action on repealing the ban, despite pressure from Democrats and some Republicans.