Gunman kills 19 children, 2 teachers in Texas school rampage

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The 18-year-old gunman who slaughtered 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school barricaded himself inside a single classroom and “began shooting anyone that was in his way,” authorities said Wednesday in detailing the latest mass killing to rock the U.S.

Activists rally in D.C. in support of abortion rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Supporters and opponents of Roe v. Wade clashed in the U.S. Capitol at the "Bans Off Our Bodies" rally on Saturday, May 14.

Hundreds protest at Utah Capitol following Roe v. Wade leak

Hundreds of people gathered at the Utah State Capitol on May 5 to protest a threat to abortion rights after the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court draft decision was leaked earlier this week.

Report: Supreme Court draft suggests Roe could be overturned

A draft opinion suggests the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a Politico report. A decision to overrule Roe would lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states and could have huge ramifications for this year’s elections. But it’s unclear if the draft represents the court’s final word on the matter — opinions often change in ways big and small in the drafting process.

Long-serving Utah US Senator Orrin Hatch dies at age 88

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Orrin G. Hatch, the longest-serving Republican senator in history who was a fixture in Utah politics for more than four decades, died Saturday at age 88. His death was announced in a statement from his foundation, which did not specify a cause.A staunch conservative on most economic and social issues, he also teamed with Democrats several times during his long career on issues ranging from stem cell research to rights for people with disabilities to expanding children’s health insurance. He also formed friendships across the aisle, particularly with the late Democratic Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.

Washington D.C. Temple open house allows for unprecedented public access

The Washington D.C. Temple is opening its doors to the general public for the first time in nearly 50 years after an extensive restoration project.
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