Letters: Justices lied | Simple-minded reading | Court’s guidance | More support | Systemic racism

Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Consequences for justices who deceived Congress Thomas Jefferson, in his letter to the Baptist Association, referred to the First Amendment as erecting a wall between church and state. The Supreme Court now thinks otherwise. There must be repercussions for one… Continue reading Letters: Justices lied | Simple-minded reading | Court’s guidance | More support | Systemic racism

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Former Trump adviser Eastman says feds seized his phone

By Eric Tucker | Associated Press WASHINGTON — A conservative lawyer who aided former President Donald Trump’s efforts to undo the 2020 election results and who has been repeatedly referenced in House hearings on the Jan. 6, 2021 assault on the Capitol said Monday that federal agents seized his cell phone last week. John Eastman… Continue reading Former Trump adviser Eastman says feds seized his phone

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Out of options, Kyrie Irving opts into final year of contract with Nets

In the end, logic prevailed – and so did Nets brass. Star guard Kyrie Irving could not find a sign-and-trade with another team and opted not to test true free agency this summer. Instead, he opted into his $36.5M player option for the 2022-23 NBA season and will return to the Nets on what is… Continue reading Out of options, Kyrie Irving opts into final year of contract with Nets

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Labor problems at Nebraska plant where NYC subway cars built sparking delivery delays, MTA says

Labor shortages and mismanagement at a Nebraska plant mean New York transit riders will have a longer wait for new train cars, MTA officials warned Monday. The new Kawasaki cars are set to replace aging ones on the subway and Long Island Rail Road — but delivery is running at least 17 months late. Transit… Continue reading Labor problems at Nebraska plant where NYC subway cars built sparking delivery delays, MTA says

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Marcus Garrett again in the Heat mix, with intriguing summer roster released

Marcus Garrett again is in the mix for the Miami Heat and again hoping to maximize a summer with the team. Having earned a Heat two-way contract based on his stellar play in summer league last year, Garrett is one of 14 players on the summer-league roster released Monday by the team. Returning from midseason… Continue reading Marcus Garrett again in the Heat mix, with intriguing summer roster released

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‘It could have been avoided’: Aunt of boy who drowned in Lake Elsinore calls for areas to be blocked off to children

The aunt of a 9-year-old boy who drowned in Lake Elsinore on Sunday said the incident was an “unfortunate accident,” but called for some areas of the lake to be fenced off. Donte Clark, of Palmdale, and other children were playing near the docks on Launch Pointe Beach on the southwest side of the lake,… Continue reading ‘It could have been avoided’: Aunt of boy who drowned in Lake Elsinore calls for areas to be blocked off to children

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California voters to decide on constitutional right to abortion

California voters will decide in November whether to guarantee the right to an abortion in their state constitution, a question sure to boost turnout on both sides of the debate during a pivotal midterm election year as Democrats try to keep control of Congress after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The court’s… Continue reading California voters to decide on constitutional right to abortion

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Judge will soon decide whether to block Florida’s 15-week abortion ban

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The contentious debate over reproductive rights in America was on full display in a Tallahassee courtroom on Monday, where experts on both sides of the fight testified in a case challenging Florida’s recently passed 15 week ban on abortions. Planned Parenthood of America, the Center for Reproductive Rights and the American Civil… Continue reading Judge will soon decide whether to block Florida’s 15-week abortion ban

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$225,000 and counting: Contra Costa jails were hotbed for EDD fraud

MARTINEZ — When authorities in Contra Costa County began searching for evidence of unemployment insurance fraud related to the COVID-19 pandemic, they didn’t have to look very far. Many of the fraud suspects were already in custody at the county jail, where inmates have collectively brought in more than $225,000 from California’s Employment Development Department, according… Continue reading $225,000 and counting: Contra Costa jails were hotbed for EDD fraud

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California voters to weigh constitutional right to abortion

By ADAM BEAM SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters will decide in November whether to guarantee the right to an abortion in their state constitution, a question sure to boost turnout on both sides of the debate during a pivotal midterm election year as Democrats try to keep control of Congress after the U.S. Supreme… Continue reading California voters to weigh constitutional right to abortion

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