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Monday October 3rd, 2022 morning edition

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AOC told The New York Times her office can barely keep up with the "astronomical" level of threats.

The congresswoman told the newspaper it took her 2.5 years to receive additional security.

She also expressed that members with less seniority are at a disadvantage if they receive threats.

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said her congressional office struggles to keep pace with the "astronomical" level of threatening messages that she receives each day, according to The New York Times.

Since last year, the congresswoman has spent over $120,000 on security protection, according to data examined by The Times.

"You are now extra tasked with providing and coming up with your own financial resources for your own safety," she said. »

Teen girl denied medication refill under AZ’s new abortion law

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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A 14-year-old Tucson girl was denied a refill of a life-saving prescription drug she had been taking for years just two days after Arizona’s new abortion law had taken effect.

The young girl’s physician, Dr. Deborah Jane Power said “this was the first pediatric patient that had been denied her medication.”.

“My concern was the pharmacist chose to not refill because methotrexate could be used to cause an abortion,” Dr. Power said. »

Iranian forces shoot at protesting students, lay siege to university

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Earlier on Sunday morning, a video was shared showing students at the university chanting slogans using curse words against Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

One video from the scene showed students running away from security forces in a parking garage at the university.

Amid the clashes, Iranian Science Minister Mohammad Ali Zolfigol arrived at the university and spoke with students, according to Iranian state media. »