This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 5 Amy Martin was 14 years old when Roe v. Wade was decided, establishing a right to abortion that she took for granted for nearly five decades. Martin was 56 when the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in 2015, a right she took advantage of when she married her partner of 30 years last year. And when the court overturned that first decision on Friday, with Justice Clarence Thomas writing in his opinion that the court should next reexamine cases granting LGBTQ rights, Martin found herself seized with new terror that the second one could also fall. "What if gay marriage is the next thing?" said Martin, 63, who recently retired from her job at a Cleveland law office, and whose health-care benefits come from her wife's policy. "The fabric of our country and what it's been based on, it's fraying." As the implications of the court's abortion decision continued to … [Read more...] about The Supreme Court prompts the question: Who gets rights in America?
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Serena Williams has been drawn to face French debutant Harmony Tan in the first round of Wimbledon as the American star returns to singles action after a year away. Defending men’s champion Novak Djokovic begins his quest for a seventh title — and fourth in a row — against South Korea’s Kwon Soon-woo, ranked 75th in the world. The early focus at the All England Club will be on 23-time Grand Slam singles champion Williams, who has dropped to 1,204th in the world rankings and is unseeded for the tournament, which starts on Monday. The 40-year-old, who took part in the doubles in Eastbourne this week, has not played singles since she suffered an injury during her first-round match at Wimbledon 12 months ago. Williams’s preparations for the Grand Slam suffered a blow after her doubles partner Ons Jabeur withdrew from the Eastbourne tournament because of a knee injury on Thursday. The American won the last of her seven Wimbledon singles titles in 2016 but reached the final in 2018 … [Read more...] about Wimbledon: Serena Williams to Face Unseeded Harmony Tan in First Round
Malaysia: * Covid-19 Watch: 2,512 new cases, three deaths recorded on June 24 * 2030 Agenda: Malaysia forwards three proposals to boost international cooperation * HR and Home Ministries to meet with stakeholders on labour shortage issue, says Dr Wee * MMEA nabs three men in connection with human trafficking * Two M'sian teens finally arrive home after being duped into foreign job scam * Radzi: Densely populated areas to get priority for new schools * Robotics in M'sia can be expanded, says Dr Adham * Govt in discussion with poultry industry players to set new chicken ceiling price * Women represent 3.2% of Malaysian seafarers, says Deputy Minister * Perlis first state to successfully implement 'Agenda Nasional Malaysia Sihat', says Khairy * Korean arrivals helping Sabah's tourism recovery * Over RM5.2bil lost to commercial crime in 2020 to 2022, says IGP Singapore's Jonathan Eu Jin Tan, Singapore's Ardi Azman, Singapore's Jing Wen Quah and Singapore's … [Read more...] about Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Saturday (June 25, 2022)
As K-Pop idols BTS are gearing up to release their seventh album Map Of The Soul: Persona today in US and Korea, it is said that this extended play is a follow-up to their 2018’s albums Love Yourself: Tear and Love Yourself: Answer . The EP includes songs like Make It Right , HOME , Jamais Vu , Dionysus . The famous K-Pop band recently dropped the teaser of their song Boy With Luv and we aren’t surprised with all the love they are getting from around the world. Boy With Luv is in collaboration with American singer-songwriter Halsey and Make It Right is penned by Ed Sheeran. After nearly six years of their debut, the band, which has team members RM, Jimin, Jin, V, Suga, Jungkook and J-Hope, announced their record on March 11. It will be right to say that the Korean pop band is taking over the world with the abundance of talent that they have. Later in May, the K-pop sensation will start a world tour, which will feature 16 shows across four continents. The … [Read more...] about Here’s What You Can Expect From BTS’s New Album ‘Map Of The Soul: Persona’
Defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia will start his men’s singles campaign at Wimbledon 2022 against South Korea’s Kwon Soon-Woo on the Centre Court on Monday (June 27) and faces a possible clash with NextGen ATP winner Carlos Alcaraz in a blockbuster quarterfinal. With men’s World No. 1 Daniil Medvedev banned from the event along with other Russian and Belarus competitors because of his country’s attack on Ukraine. Djokovic is the top seed in this edition of the grass-court Grand Slam, which incidentally will not offer him any ranking points, thus preventing him from overtaking the Russian in the rankings. Djokovic is aiming for his fourth consecutive Wimbledon title and will have Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis or Pole Kamil Majchrzak awaiting in the second round. Spaniard Rafael Nadal anchors the bottom half as the second seed and will start his bid for a record-extending 23rd Grand Slam crown against Argentine Francisco Cerundolo, according to a report on the ATP … [Read more...] about Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles Draw: Here’s Who Top Seeds Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal Can Face
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump sent a "confusing" message to Libya when he recently praised a military strongman waging war on the country's internationally recognized government, the Libyan deputy prime minister told NBC News. Ahmed Omar Maiteeg said the president's phone call in April with Khalifa Haftar — a renegade general whose militia forces are pressing an offensive on the capital, Tripoli — and the White House statement that followed it took his government by surprise. "The phone call from Gen. Haftar to President Trump was confusing to us. Because we see the U.S. govt as a our main ally," Maiteeg said in an interview with NBC News. It was the first time Libya had encountered such a "confused message" from a country it counted on as a reliable partner, he said. But Maiteeg said he was hopeful that the United States would stick by the U.N.-recognized government and he came away encouraged from discussions with State Department officials during a U.S. visit … [Read more...] about Libyan government appeals for U.S. backing after ‘confusing’ message from Trump
A report from a website focused on home buying shows the price of housing in the U.S. is soaring — up 21 percent since the start of 2021. House Method said in a press release on the report that it analyzed data on the 100 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and ranked them according to seven factors, including affordability, inventory, and population growth. The House Method report found that the hot market has not, however, has not put a damper on buyers efforts given various market factors: The housing market has exploded in recent years due to fluctuating mortgage rates, high demand accompanied by low inventory, as well as remote working opportunities allowing millions to rethink their home base. Americans have begun to rethink their priorities in a living space, many prioritizing space and comfort while others have flocked to bustling metropolises, leading to an exponential increase in home ownership. House Method’s report highlighted these findings: … [Read more...] about Report: Housing Costs Up 21% since 2021, Hottest Markets Unaffordable
The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will have lasting repercussions for women’s rights across the world, medical associations and rights providers warned, as abortion opponents appeared emboldened by the ruling. Criminalizing abortions would not prevent them, but make them more deadly, a spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday. “A staggering 45% of all abortions around the world are unsafe, making this a leading cause of maternal death,” a statement by the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency read. The World Health Organization also tweeted Friday that access to safe abortion care was “essential” and removing it would “put more women and girls at risk of illegal abortions and the consequent safety issues that would bring.” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus tweeted that he was “concerned and disappointed” by the ruling. He said it reduced both “women’s rights and access to health care.” The … [Read more...] about Abortion ruling will impact globally, health organizations warn as some activists emboldened
Bill Gates now owns more farmland than anyone else in the United States, as the tech tycoon has quietly purchased 242,000 acres of farmland in several states across the country. Gates is now America’s largest private farmland owner, with hundreds of thousands of acres spanning across 19 U.S. states, according to the Land Report . The tech billionaire owns 69,071 acres in Louisiana, 47,927 acres in Arkansas, and 20,588 acres in Nebraska. Gates also owns land in Arizona (25,750 acres), Illinois (17,940), Mississippi (16,963), Washington (16,097), Florida (14,828), Idaho (9,233), Indiana (9,136), Ohio (8,915), California (4,509), Colorado (2,270), Michigan (2,167), Wisconsin (1,188), Wyoming (975), North Carolina (874), Iowa (552), and New Mexico (1). Gates’ farmland now totals 242,000 acres. While Gates is still the top farmland owner in the U.S., not all of the property he owns is farmland. As the Land Report notes, 24,800 acres of the land is transitional, located on the … [Read more...] about Bill Gates Is America’s Largest Private Owner of Farmland
Libya's latest upheaval comes at the hands of a mustachioed military strongman who lived in the U.S. for 20 years, has past links with the CIA, and recently spoke on the phone with President Donald Trump about their "shared vision" for the country. The North African nation has been divided, lawless and verging on becoming a failed state ever since NATO intervention, including American airstrikes, helped topple dictator Moammar Gadhafi in 2011. Two rival governments continue to claim power in a country destabilized by warring militias and Islamist fighters. Amid this chaos, experienced warlord Khalifa Haftar earlier this month launched an offensive on the capital, Tripoli, where the internationally recognized government is based. Rival factions battle house-to-house for control of Libya's capital April 29, 2019 00:55 It is the latest development in a bewilderingly complex crisis, where several groups are vying for control but with … [Read more...] about Who is Khalifa Haftar, whose forces are attacking Tripoli, Libya?