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Maine Governor Submits Bill To Make Abortions More Accessible

Maine Gov. Janet Mills (D) submitted a bill to expand the number of medical professionals besides physicians who could perform abortions, The Bangor Daily News reported. The bill was sponsored by House Speaker Sara Gideon (D) Thursday and would allow a physician assistant, an advanced practice registered nurse, certified nurse-midwives or other medical professional to perform […]

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New Zealand Massacre Suspect Makes First Court Appearance

Christchurch, New Zealand – Suspected mosque shooter Brenton Tarrant made his first appearance in New Zealand court on Saturday. The Australian national is accused of killing dozens of people in a shooting rampage fueled by white nationalism and anti-immigrant ideology. Forty-nine people died in the attack, which was New Zealand’s deadliest shooting since 1990. Dozens […]

Pence says: Trump will sign orders to start repealing Obamacare on First Day

Vice President-elect Mike Pence says that the first priority of President-elect Donald Trump is to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. But Democrats say the incoming administration has nothing to replace it with, and that repealing the law will only lead to “chaos.” “Obamacare has failed,” Pence said after a […]

68 Macy stores closing, 10k jobs to be cut

The announcement was issued alongside an unfavorable earnings report, showing comparable store sales dipped 2.1% last quarter. The news caused its stock to plunge nearly 10% during after-hours trading Wednesday. Macy’s (M) said it expects to layoff about 3,900 workers as a result of the upcoming store closures, and another 6,200 jobs will be cut […]

Trump chooses fast food exec to head the U.S. Department of Labor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President-elect Donald Trump will name fast-food executive Andy Puzder to head the U.S. Department of Labor, according to a source familiar with the matter, in an appointment likely to antagonize organized labor. Puzder, chief executive of CKE Restaurants Inc [APOLOT.UL], which operates the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s fast-food chains, has been a […]