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Thursday April 14th, 2022 day edition

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April 13 (Reuters) - Kentucky effectively suspended legal abortion access on Wednesday as the legislature enacted a sweeping anti-abortion law that took effect right away and forces providers to stop offering abortions until they can meet certain requirements.

The impact of the law makes Kentucky the first U.S. state without legal abortion access since the 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade established the right to end a pregnancy before the fetus is viable, abortion providers say.

Abortion rights advocacy groups have said they will challenge the bill in court.

It calls for a combination birth-death or stillbirth certificate to be issued for each abortion, and it bans abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, a Democrat, vetoed the bill on Friday, but the Republican-majority House and Senate overrode his veto on Wednesday evening.

Two provisions in the abortion legislation hinder the state's abortion clinics from operating, according to Planned Parenthood's Kentucky state director Tamarra Wieder.

During arguments in the case, the conservative justices signaled a willingness to dramatically curtail abortion rights in the United States. »

Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov's $735 million superyacht Dilbar — the largest in the world — has been impounded in Germany

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The Dilbar was previously speculated to have been seized last month, but officials denied it at the time.

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Germany's Federal Police have seized the largest megayacht in the world after determining it to be owned by the sister of Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov. »

Wealthiest Americans pay just 3.4% of income in taxes, investigation reveals

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The investigation is the latest in a series ProPublica started in June 2021 that looks at the tax records of the top 0.001% wealthiest Americans.

Billionaires in tech pay the lowest tax rate, an average of 17% of their income, largely because their wealth comes from such investment income.

Along with getting taxed at a lower rate through having an investment income, the wealthiest Americans can also write off huge chunks of their income by deducting large charitable donations. »

Cannabis And Pancreatic Cancer: Botanical Drug Kills 100% Of Cancer Cells, Research On The Cell Model Reveals

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In addition, the anti-cancer activity of the new fungal extract and the cannabinoid composition developed by Cannabotech on pancreatic cancer were examined.

Elhanan Shaked, CEO at Cannabotech stated: "We have completed a significant milestone on the way to developing the botanical drug for pancreatic cancer.

Cannabis And Breast Cancer: Medical Marijuana Drives 6x Improvement In Killing Cancer Cells, Research Suggests. »