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Wednesday July 21st, 2021 day edition

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(AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday blocked an Arkansas law banning nearly all abortions in the state while she hears a challenge to its constitutionality. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker issued a preliminary injunction preventing enforcement of the law, which was set to take effect on July 28.

The measure passed by the majority-Republican Legislature and signed by GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Baker called the law “categorically unconstitutional” since it would ban the procedure before the fetus is considered viable.

“Since the record at this stage of the proceedings indicates that women seeking abortions in Arkansas face an imminent threat to their constitutional rights, the Court concludes that they will suffer irreparable harm without injunctive relief,” she wrote.

That case, which focuses on a Mississippi law banning abortion 15 weeks into a woman’s pregnancy, probably will be argued in the fall, with a decision likely in the spring of 2022.

Republican lawmakers in Arkansas and several other states, encouraged by former President Donald Trump’s appointments to the high court, enacted new abortion bans even before that case was announced.

The groups are suing on behalf of Little Rock Family Planning Services, a Little Rock abortion clinic, and Planned Parenthood’s Little Rock health center. »

Elizabeth Warren says Jeff Bezos 'forgot to thank all the hardworking Americans who actually paid taxes' after his space flight

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Warren has criticized Bezos' tax rate before, including after a bombshell ProPublica report revealed how little the wealthiest pay.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren took a jab at Jeff Bezos after the world's richest man returned to Earth from his suborbital space trip with Blue Origin.

"Jeff Bezos forgot to thank all the hardworking Americans who actually paid taxes to keep this country running while he and Amazon paid nothing." »

Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Microsoft Flight Simulator, The Ascent, and More

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Coming to Xbox Game Pass to celebrate 20 Years of Xbox, Blinx: The Time Sweeper is a fast-paced action game featuring a cool, clever character in wild, warped worlds.

From Xbox Game Studios, available with Xbox Game Pass on day one of its release for Xbox Series X|S!

From light planes to wide-body jets, fly highly-detailed and accurate aircraft in the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox Series X|S. »