|Texas abortions fell sharply under law Supreme Court voided - |
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Abortions in Texas plummeted about 15 percent during the first year after approval of tough restrictions that the U.S. Supreme Court has since struck down — a decline that activists say shows how hard it had become to get an abortion in America's second-largest state.
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|New York Police Dept reinstates Muslim officer suspended over beard - A judge last week ordered the NYPD to continue paying Officer Masood Syed his salary and benefits after he sued the department, claiming that the no-beard policy was unconstitutional. "I am hopeful that the department’s new policy will in fact allow myself and other officers to wear our beards at a reasonable length without the fear of retaliation or hostility," he said. An NYPD spokeswoman could not immediately be reached for comment on Thursday evening. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 22:22:10 -0400|
|Woman, 78, seriously injured in Bucks County crash - |
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|Illinois lawmakers pass bills to unblock state's budget impasse - Illinois lawmakers broke a historic year-long budget impasse on Thursday, approving legislation to complete the current fiscal year, fund fiscal 2017 through December, and ensure schools will open in the fall. A political stalemate between Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and Democrats who control the legislature had left Illinois as the only U.S. state without a full budget for fiscal 2016, which ends at midnight. Illinois is the only state in the past 80 years to go an entire year without a full operating budget. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 22:13:09 -0400|
|Marine Corps: 15 drill instructors under investigation - COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Marine Corps is looking into allegations of hazing, assault and physical abuse involving 15 drill instructors at Parris Island training depot in South Carolina, officials said Thursday. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 22:12:14 -0400|