• Law & Legal

    Justice Dept. to Ask Supreme Court to Block Texas Abortion Law

    WASHINGTON — The Biden administration will ask the Supreme Court to block a Texas law that bans most abortions after six weeks of pregnancy while a challenge to it moves forward, a spokesman for the Justice Department said on Friday. Last month, in a separate case brought by abortion providers, the Supreme Court allowed the law to go into effect in a bitterly divided decision. The new challenge — from a different party and based on different legal theories — will let the justices take a fresh look at the law, known as Senate Bill 8. The vote in the  

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  • Home Improvement

    In Cleveland, Better Housing Is Climate Justice : NPR

    J.R. Cassidy, from the company Weatherization Rx, installs energy-saving upgrades in Flora Dillard’s house in Cleveland. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption toggle caption Ryan Kellman/NPR Workmen have invaded Flora Dillard’s house on the east side of Cleveland. There’s plastic over everything and no place to sit, but Dillard doesn’t seem to mind. “A couple of days of inconvenience is nothing, compared to the results that you get,” she says. She’ll benefit, and so might the climate. The workers have plugged cracks around the foundation and rerouted an air vent to reduce the risk that mold will form. They’re insulating the drafty  

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