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Experts urge Americans to avoid these herbs

The changing landscape of abortion access across the country has prompted many Americans to turn to the internet for answers, including how to self-manage an unwanted pregnancy at home.Google searches for “DIY abortion” have skyrocketed since the Supreme Court's decision in June overturning Roe v. Wade, the nearly 50-year landmark ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.Searches for herbs like “pennyroyal” and “mugwort” among others also have spiked as viral TikTok videos and facebook posts claim they can cause miscarriages or abortions. One video showing how to muddle these herbs into a drinkable tea has reached more than 250,000 views. “Disinformation thrives when there is confusion,” said Rachael Piltch-Loeb, associate research scientist at New York University's School of Global P...
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States spend billions on EVs to replace automotive capital Michigan

For as long as there has been an auto industry, Michigan has been its epicenter. But now, the industry is making clear that it is not bound by tradition.The move to electric vehicles—rapidly accelerating as the price of fossil fuels rises and battery technology improves—is easily the biggest shakeup in the industry since mass production began in Michigan at the start of the 20th century. And it has left Michigan's status as the nation's automotive capital deeply in jeopardy.Startups including Amazon-backed Rivian and VinFast from Vietnam are spending billions to build factories in the Southeast — Georgia and North Carolina, respectively. Korea's Hyundai has announced that it will set up shop in Georgia. Volkswagen has a massive facility in Tennessee, and is looking to expand there.B...
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As Boris Johnson resigns, what happens next?

Johnson will visit Northern Ireland on Monday to hold emergency talks.Daniel Leal | Afp | Getty ImagesAfter an acute political meltdown in the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has resigned as leader of the Conservative Party, setting in motion a race for a new prime minister.Johnson stood at a lecture outside No. 10 Downing Street at lunchtime Thursday and announced his resignation, stating that "no one in politics is remotely indispensable" and that he was "sad to be giving up the best job in the world."Crucially, Johnson said he would continue to serve as prime minister until a successor is chosen in a leadership contest set to take place over the coming weeks.But given Johnson's extraordinary fall from political grace, there is disquiet among some—both within his ruling Conservativ...
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Boris Johnson resigns, Brittney Griner’s trial continues: 5 Things podcast

On today's episode of the 5 Things podcast: Mass shooters are getting younger and deadlierDomestic security correspondent Josh Meyer reports. Plus, the last abortion clinic in Mississippi closes, patient safety reporter Karen Weintraub updates us on promising pancreatic cancer treatment, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigns and the trial of basketball star Brittney Griner continues.Podcast:True crime, in-depth interviews and more USA TODAY podcasts right here.Hit play on the player above to hear the podcast and follow along with the transcript below. This transcript was automatically generated, and then edited for clarity in its current form. There may be some differences between the audio and the text.Taylor Wilson:Buenos dias. I'm Taylor Wilson and this is 5 Things you need...
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Opel Astra Sports Tourer PHEV, un híbrido enchufable sobresaliente en conducción semiautónoma y de pantallas barrocas

El Opel Astra estrena una nueva generación (undécima si se cuentan los modelos Kaddet) de su versión familiar en pleno proceso de transición eléctrica. El nuevo Opel Astra Sports Torre PHEV es el primero que llega bajo el sello completo de Stellantis, lo que se nota, especialmente, en su interior. Esto es todo lo que ofrece la versión familiar del compacto. (more…)
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The public saw Boris Johnson as warmly authentic, then devious and corrupt | simon jenkins

Nsomething in his life became him like the leaving it. It was chaotic. Boris Johnson's last hours in office were palpably staged, not to ease his party's torrid history or respect the dignity of his office. They were fashioned as the opening chapter of his memoirs from him: “How the bastards tried to oust me.” It has been Boris in full flow, two fingers to his colleagues from him, rhubarb to parliament and to politics in general, bombastic towards his criticism from him to the last on the steps of Downing Street: “When the herd moves, it moves. ” It has all been a cynical game, a singing, dancing music-hall turn.Despite Johnson's declared intention to continue until a successor is chosen, it is hard to see how that is possible given the manner of his departure. Many of the senior ...
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UK supermarkets urged to stop selling Parma ham from EU caged sows | animal welfare

Animal welfare campaigners are calling on UK supermarkets to stop selling premium ham, including Parma, produced in “sow stalls” on EU farms.An undercover investigation conducted by Compassion in World Farming (CWF), an animal welfare campaign group, found that sows are forced to spend many weeks in cages so small they can only stand up and lie down.The campaign group's footage from 16 farms across Italy, Spain, France and Poland shows the sows in cage systems, including those supplying premium Parma and Bayonne hams.The cages have been banned in the UK since 1999 and in Sweden, but their limited use is still legal in the EU, allowing sows to be kept in cages from the weaning of the previous litter until the end of the sows' first four weeks of pregnancy. Last June, the European Commis...
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Badajoz confirms the continuity of Isaac Jové and Adilson

Patricio Arana and Guzmán Casaseca at the presentation of the new Badajoz sports management. / PAKOPÍFIRST RFEFPatricio Arana and Guzmán introduce themselves as those responsible for the sports management and announce Tete as the coach of the Division of Honor youthThe Mexican group has a clear roadmap. "Economic stability" and "sustainable project" are the most repeated terms in the discourse of the different positions of responsibility within the club. They were used by both the president Luis Díaz-Ambrona and the general director Leonardo Casanova throughout their interviews with this newspaper and Patricio Arana and Guzmán Casaseca insisted on it again in their presentation at the head of the Badajoz sports management. When it comes to setting goals, financial balance is always ...
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This is the Zenfone 9: top features and redesign of the new ASUS smartphone

The new Asus mobile has been leaked that would arrive under the name of Zenfone 9 and that would be destined to compete with the high-end Android face to face. Mobile device manufacturers do not rest in the summer and over the next few weeks we will see launches that will come from different companies. It may be that since it is the summer period, what one can come to believe is that these presentations are minor and, the truth, is that this is not the case.. Just a few days ago we knew first-hand the new Xiaomi mobile devices that are born from the collaboration with Leica, we are talking about the Xiaomi 12S family that has the Xiaomi 12S Ultra as its headliner with its one-inch-size photographic sensor. But this is not the only company that has presented mobile phon...
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One month to renew the DNI in Cáceres and Badajoz

EstremaduraA Facua study reveals that in the two cities of Extremadura it takes up to a month to renew the national identity document or passportFacua-Consumers in Action has carried out an analysis of the documentation units located in the 50 provincial capitals and the two autonomous communities due to the collapse that exists to renew the DNI. This analysis is caused before the complaints of the CSIF, UGT and CC OO unions that denounced the delay in renewing both the DNI and the passport. Olga Ruiz, the president of Facua, has presented the results in a press conference. The study collects as of July 6 the moment in which a user is offered the appointment to renew in each provincial capital. The study has shown that there is a large workload and the agency asks the Ministry of th...