U.S. Supreme Court turns away 10 gun rights cases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a series of cases seeking to expand gun rights, showing that even with its conservative majority it remains hesitant about wading into the contentious issue. The court rejected 10 different appeals that had piled up in recent months challenging whether various firearms…

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Exclusive: U.S. Democratic Party irked by council’s ‘insurgent’ climate plan – sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic National Committee’s council on climate change irked party leadership when it published policy recommendations this month that ventured beyond presidential candidate Joe Biden’s plan, according to three people familiar with the matter. The party tension shows the tricky nature of climate politics as Biden seeks to court young and more…

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Biden lands Planned Parenthood endorsement in U.S. presidential race

(Reuters) – The political advocacy arm of reproductive-services provider Planned Parenthood on Monday endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for U.S. president, calling his race against Republican President Donald Trump a “fight for our country’s very survival.” Abortion rights remains a hot-button issue in the Nov. 3 presidential election. Advocates have decried the Trump administration’s efforts to…

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Trump economic adviser urges wearing of masks at Tulsa rally

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – People attending U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Oklahoma this week should wear masks, a White House adviser said on Sunday, as health experts cautioned against large gatherings such as political rallies during the coronavirus pandemic. New coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in record numbers swept through more U.S. states including Texas,…

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