Alabama just passed a near-total ban on abortion

Alabama just passed a near-total ban on abortion

Though likely to be challenged in court, it’s the strictest anti-abortion law in the country. Gov. Kay Ivey of Alabama on Wednesday signed into law a bill banning almost all abortions in the state, with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest. Under the law, which is scheduled to take effect in six months, an abortion is only legal if the pregnant person’s life is at risk. A doctor who performs an abortion for…

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Why Turkey has accused NBA player Enes Kanter of “terror” ties

Why Turkey has accused NBA player Enes Kanter of “terror” ties

The Portland Trail Blazers center is an outspoken critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Turkey’s descent into authoritarianism. The Portland Trail Blazers still have to win four games to reach the NBA Finals. So do the Toronto Raptors. But if that happens — and that’s a big if, as the Trail Blazers are already down a game to the reigning NBA champs the Golden State Warriors — the NBA playoffs could suddenly have…

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Why did a coconut water brand threaten to send a Twitter user a bottle of pee?

Why did a coconut water brand threaten to send a Twitter user a bottle of pee?

Vita Coco’s pee tweet, explained. Every day, brands like Wendy’s and Burger King pretend to be edgy or depressed on Twitter, but it’s not particularly often that brands threaten to send a bottle of actual urine to a random Twitter user. It did happen today though. When Tony Posnanski, amateur MMA fighter and the author of a piece on Huff Post entitled “Coconut Water Is Disgusting,” tweeted to the coconut water brand Vita Coco that…

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“The scales of justice are imbalanced”: Sandra Bland’s sister speaks out in new op-ed

“The scales of justice are imbalanced”: Sandra Bland’s sister speaks out in new op-ed

“My sister died because a police officer saw her as a threatening black woman rather than human.” The sister of Sandra Bland, a black woman whose death in a Texas jail cell sparked national protests, says that a recently released video that Bland took is further proof that black men, women, and children are seen as threats by police. “My sister died because a police officer saw her as a threatening black woman rather than…

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