Global abortion rights: Scrapping Roe v. Wade makes the US an outlier in the West

London CNN — The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Roe v. Wade case on Friday has reverberated around the world, setting the country apart from its key reproductive health allies. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it “clearly had a huge impact on the thinking of people around the world” and called the … Read more

House passes first major federal gun safety legislation in decades, bill will next go to Biden for signature

CNN — The House on Friday passed a bipartisan gun violence bill that amounts to the first major federal gun safety legislation in decades. The final tally was 234 to 193 with 14 Republicans voting with Democrats to approve the measure. Now that the House has passed the bill, it will go to President Joe … Read more

Opinion: America was lucky Trump didn’t seize control of the DOJ

Editor’s note: Elliot Williams is a CNN legal analyst. He is a former Assistant Deputy Attorney General in the Department of Justice and is currently Director of The Raben Group, a public affairs firm. Follow him on Twitter @elliotcwilliams. He served as a Justice Department prosecutor from 2004 to 2007 and Assistant Deputy Attorney General … Read more

What to expect January 6 hearings day 4: Inside the state pressure campaign

CNN — The House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol turns its attention on Tuesday to the campaign to pressure state officials to overturn the results 2020 elections. The hearing will focus in particular on then-President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results in Arizona and Georgia – … Read more

March for Our Lives will hold Saturday rallies amid renewed push for gun control

Washington CNN — March for Our Lives, the student movement focused on gun violence prevention, returns to Washington this weekend for a mass protest following recent shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York. DC’s Saturday afternoon march to the Washington Monument is expected to feature a roster of speakers urging action against gun violence. … Read more

January 6 committee chairman says witnesses have described conversations between extremists and Trump’s orbit

Washington CNN — The Democratic chairman of the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol said Thursday the panel will introduce witnesses describing conversations between extremist groups and members of the orbit of the former President Donald Trump. Asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper if there are “any witnesses who … Read more

January 6 panel eyes Trump’s culpability as hearings begin

CNN — With public hearings kicking off this week, the House Select Committee investigating Jan. 6 is focusing on former President Donald Trump and preparing to use its platform to claim he was responsible. serious abuses of power that almost upended American democracy. The committee’s central mission has been to uncover the full extent of … Read more

US mass shootings are on pace to match last year — the worst ever, Gun Violence Archive data show

CNN — The United States is on the verge of matching or surpassing its worst year on record for the number of mass shootings, according to data compiled by the Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit organization that tracks incidents of gun violence in across the country. There have been at least 246 mass shootings up … Read more

Arizona investigators are reviewing officer conduct after a man drowned in a reservoir during a domestic dispute call

CNN — State and local agencies will investigate the death of a man in Tempe, Arizona, last month who drowned after officers responding to a disturbance call failed to enter the water to reach the man, city and state officials announced Monday. In the early morning hours of May 28, Tempe police officers found Sean … Read more

Uvalde teacher who lost all 11 kids in his classroom says ‘there is no excuse’ for officers’ delay in taking down gunman

CNN — A teacher who was injured in last month’s massacre at a Texas elementary school told ABC his students were watching a movie when they heard gunshots – and asked him what was going on. All 11 Arnulfo Reyes students are believed to be among 19 children and two teachers killed by a gunman … Read more