Biden signs executive order on abortion access

Biden signs executive order on abortion access

President Biden signed an executive order on Friday aimed at protecting access to abortion after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last week. The order directs the Department of Health and Human Services to take steps to protect access to medication abortion and contraception, and to ensure that pregnant women have access to emergency medical care. It also calls on the Federal Trade Commission to crack down on deceptive or misleading advertising about abortion services.

2. January 6th committee holds public hearing

January 6th committee holds public hearing

The House select committee investigating the January 6th attack on the Capitol held its first public hearing on Thursday. The hearing featured testimony from two witnesses, including Capitol Police officer Caroline Edwards, who was injured in the attack. The committee is expected to hold a series of public hearings in the coming weeks to present its findings.

3. Monkeypox cases continue to rise in the US

Monkeypox cases continue to rise in the US

The number of monkeypox cases in the US has continued to rise in recent weeks. As of July 1, there have been over 700 cases reported in the country. The majority of cases have been in men who have sex with men, but anyone can get monkeypox. The illness typically causes flu-like symptoms and a rash. There is no specific treatment for monkeypox, but most people recover on their own.

4. Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in prison

Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years in prison

Ghislaine Maxwell, the socialite who was convicted of sex trafficking, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Tuesday. Maxwell was found guilty of helping Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse underage girls. She is the first person to be convicted of sex trafficking charges in connection with Epstein’s crimes.

5. Supreme Court rules in favor of gun rights

Supreme Court rules in favor of gun rights

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that Americans have a right to carry a gun outside of the home. The 6-3 decision struck down a New York law that required people to show a special need to carry a concealed weapon. The ruling is a major victory for gun rights advocates and could have implications for gun laws in other states.

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