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Rep. Judy Chu, D-Pasadena, arrested during D.C. abortion rights protest

Rep. Judy Chu was among 181 protesters who were arrested Thursday in support of abortion rights. The arrest came as President Joe Biden said he supported an exception to Senate filibuster rules that would make her bill codifying an abortion right easier to pass.

Report: Rise in US disability rates coincides with vaccine rollout

New data shows a spike in disability rates among US adults coincided with the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, which is raising more questions about adverse effects. According to the data by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the number of Americans with disabilities suddenly increased last year from 30 million to 32.7 million people.

Supreme Court curbs EPA’s ability to fight climate change

The Supreme Court curbed the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to broadly regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants, a major defeat for the Biden administration's attempts to slash emissions at a moment when scientists are sounding alarms about the accelerating pace of global warming.

Biden: Court ruling on Roe ‘destabilizing,’ but US still leading on world stage

President Joe Biden said Thursday that the Supreme Court's decision ending a constitutional right to abortion is “destabilizing," but he maintained the ruling does not affect U.S. standing on the world stage as he took credit for modernizing the transatlantic alliance to adapt to new threats from Russia and China.

China’s Xi visits changed Hong Kong for handover anniversary

Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived Thursday in Hong Kong to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the British handover of a city that his rule has transformed from a global hub known for its political freedoms to one that is much more tightly controlled by the Communist Party.