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Wednesday July 20th, 2022 morning edition

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Seventeen members of Congress were among those arrested Tuesday during an abortion rights demonstration outside the Supreme Court, according to the U.S. Capitol Police. U.S. Capitol Police said they made a total of 35 arrests for crowding, obstructing or incommoding, which included 17 members of Congress.

Protesters had perched themselves on First Street NE near the Capitol building, blocking the street.

Capitol Police said they issued their standard three warnings before beginning the arrests.

A spokesperson for Democratic Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts also confirmed multiple arrests of members of Congress, and said Pressley was among those arrested.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney's office also announced she was among the Democratic Women's Caucus members arrested near the Supreme Court.

Representatives Andy Levin (D-MI) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) are detained during an abortion rights protest outside of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., U.S., July 19, 2022.

Democrats are hoping to enshrine abortion access protections into law, but such a measure lacks support in the Senate under current rules. »

Russia Says It’s Losing Because Ukraine Has Experimental Mutant Troops Created in Secret Biolabs

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That claim was made Monday by two Russian lawmakers heading up a commission to investigate “biolaboratories” in Ukraine, Kommersant reported.

Testing of Ukrainian POWs’ blood, they claimed, uncovered “a range of diseases” that suggest they were secretly experimented on “for military purposes.”.

The latest iteration appears to be aimed at explaining away Russia’s military setbacks by way of mutant Ukrainian troops. »

House passes bill protecting marriage equality, with 47 GOP members voting ‘yes’

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The legislation, titled the Respect for Marriage Act, passed in a 267-157 vote, with 47 Republicans joining all Democrats in supporting the measure.

The provision, according to the House Judiciary Committee, ensures that same-sex and interracial couples are treated equally to other married individuals at the federal level.

Nadler did, however, characterize the legislation as “unnecessary but harmless” if the Supreme Court does not reverse precedents protecting LGBTQ rights. »

US Rep. Omar arrested in Washington, DC, amid protest

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“Today I was arrested while participating in a civil disobedience action with my fellow Members of Congress outside the Supreme Court.

Today I was arrested while participating in a civil disobedience action with my fellow Members of Congress outside the Supreme Court.

In addition to Omar, a number of lawmakers at the protest confirmed on their official Twitter accounts they were arrested including:. »

Democrats including Pressley, Omar, Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib arrested at abortion rights rally outside Supreme Court

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Multiple Democratic lawmakers were arrested at an abortion rights rally near the Capitol on Tuesday, less than one month after the Supreme Court issued a ruling that reversed Roe v. Wade.

As of 1:35 p.m. the demonstration was clear, according to Capitol Police, which reported that 17 lawmakers were arrested in total.

Last month, Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) was taken into custody at a pro-abortion rights rally on Capitol grounds. »