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Thursday August 4th, 2022 day edition

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was the only senator to vote against a resolution on Wednesday backing Finland’s and Sweden’s entry to NATO.

The resolution backs Finland and Sweden joining NATO.

The House approved a resolution in a bipartisan 394-18 vote last month that formally supported the two Nordic countries joining the military alliance.

He had announced his intent to vote against the resolution earlier this week, outlining his opposition in an op-ed published by The National Interest.

Paul voted “present” on the resolution shortly after the Senate defeated his amendment to the measure in a 10-87 vote.

The amendment sought to emphasize that Article 5 of the NATO treaty does not supersede Congress’s control over declaring war.

“If any senator is looking for a defensible excuse to vote ‘no,’ I wish them good luck. »

Minnesota pharmacist on trial for refusing to dispense the morning after pill because of his 'beliefs'

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“She acted quickly because any delay in obtaining emergency contraception increases the risk of pregnancy,” the complaint states.

Another pharmacist at a CVS in the city of Aitkin also blocked Anderson from getting the prescription filled.

Anderson and CVS reached a settlement before the case went to trial, and she received unspecified compensation, court records revealed. »

Two-thirds majority of U.S. Senate backs Finland and Sweden's joining NATO

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A view of the flags of Finland, NATO and Sweden during a ceremony to mark Sweden's and Finland's application for membership in Brussels, Belgium, May 18, 2022.

WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) - More than two-thirds of the U.S. Senate approved on Wednesday Finland and Sweden's accession to NATO, the most significant expansion of the 30-member alliance since the 1990s as it faces the fallout from Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

As voting continued, the tally was 74 to 1, easily surpassing the two-thirds majority of 67 votes required to support ratification of the two countries' accession documents. »