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PBC News & Comment: Supreme Court Will Review Pretextual Texas Abortion Law

Setting the stage for critical vote that could derail abortion rights, Supreme Court agrees to review deceptive Texas abortion restrictions….--Texas is not the only state limiting access to abortion, and creating barriers for pregnant women

--Utah judge reverses his order, will allow lesbian couple to keep foster child

--Trump self-destructs in Iowa rant, comparing Ben Carson to child molester

--blog says Carson plagiarized at least 3 passages in his book

--Beirut reels from suicide attacks killing 43, IS claims responsibility

--Kurdish fighters are trying to rout Daesh from Sinjar

--US and UK claim that drone has killed the host of IS beheading videos, Jihadi John

--after 8,000 bombing raids, US now targets IS controlled oil fields in Syria

--John Kerry hosts another round of useless talks in Vienna, clinging to fantasy that Assad will step down

--Britain faces charges in International Criminal Court over war crimes in Iraq; US skates, since we don’t recognize ICC

--EU offers Turkey $3 billion to keep refugees from moving to Europe

--general strike in Greece aver hardships from austerity—why didn’t the EU give that $3 billion to Greece?

--oops! Russian TV report reveals “secret” Russian nuclear weapons system…was it an accident?

--Democrats’ loss in Kentucky governor’s race highlights sharp decline of Democrats in state government and fewer future leaders

--the formerly-liberal 9th Circuit rejects challenge to death penalty in California

--a San Francisco icon, stripper Carol Doda, dies at age 78