The Daily Populous

Monday December 27th, 2021 morning edition

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Sarah Weddington, an attorney who argued and won the Roe v Wade supreme court case which established the right to abortion in the US, has died aged 76.

“With Linda Coffee, she filed the first case of her legal career, Roe v Wade, fresh out of law school.

Sarah Weddington poses with a signed copy of the Roe v Wade decision in front of the US supreme court in 2005.

Weddington found her way to Roe v Wade soon after graduating from law school at the University of Texas.

Represented by Weddington and Coffee, Norma McCorvey became the plaintiff known as “Jane Roe” in Roe v Wade.

Weddington predicted: “Whatever else I do in my life, the headline on my obituary is always going to be ‘Roe v Wade attorney dies’.”.

In her Guardian interview, Weddington indicated she was at peace with being remembered for Roe v Wade. »

Harris says Americans under the pressures of student loan debt 'are literally making decisions about whether they can have a family, whether they can buy a home'

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The Biden administration in December announced student loan payments would be halted until May 1.

Harris said that Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona was "working on what we can do and must do frankly to relieve the pressures of student loan debt.".

During his 2020 campaign for president, Biden pledged to forgive "a minimum" of $10,000 of student loan debt per person. »

Biden signs ALS research bill

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President Biden signed a bill Thursday funding research into neurodegenerative diseases like ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

What he's saying: "For too long there have been no survivors of ALS, but this bill can get us closer to changing that," Biden said.

And this is totally — totally, totally a bipartisan effort," Biden said. »

Thousands of Russian troops withdrawing from Ukraine border: report

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Thousands of Russian troops are reportedly withdrawing from the Ukrainian border after conducting drills for roughly a month.

Reuters reported on Saturday that more than 10,000 Russian troops were leaving a number of regions near Ukraine — including Crimea, Rostov and Kuban — and returning to permanent bases.

The news service pointed to reporting from the Interfax news agency, which cited the Russian military. »