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World leaders condemn US abortion ruling as ‘backwards step’ | abortion

The end of constitutional protections for abortions in the United States has been described as a “backwards” move by world leaders and health organisations, while handing a huge boost to pro-life groups around the world.The Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, the French president, Emmanuel Macron, and the British prime minister, Boris Johnson, all condemned the supreme court's overruling of the landmark Roe v Wade decision, while New Zealand's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, said the decision was “incredibly upsetting”.“Watching the removal of a woman's fundamental right to make decisions over their own body is incredibly upsetting,” she said.“Here in New Zealand we recently legislated to decriminalize abortion and treat it as a health rather than criminal issue.“That change was gr...
Ray finishes Pettis as upsets reign at PFL 5
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Ray finishes Pettis as upsets reign at PFL 5

ATLANTA -- Stevie Ray needed to finish former UFC champion Anthony Pettis on Friday in order to make the 2022 PFL playoffs. Well, mission accomplished for the 32-year-old veteran.Ray (24-10) punched his ticket to the PFL playoffs with a rare finishing move against Pettis. The Scottish fighter tapped Pettis at 3:57 of the second round, via modified body lock at PFL 5 inside Overtime Elite Arena. The victory earned him five points and the No. 4 lightweight seed.The finish came after Ray secured a body triangle on Pettis from the back. Pettis (23-10) successfully turned into the body lock, but Ray maintained control of Pettis' lower body with his legs and twisted him awkwardly, injuring his rib. Pettis winced in pain and immediately tapped. He eventually left the building on his own accord...
Wordle 371 Answer Today: Wordle Solution For June 25
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Wordle 371 Answer Today: Wordle Solution For June 25

Wordle remains popular among fans since its popularity shot up earlier this year. Although the rules of the game are simple and players only need to guess a five-letter word, many are finding a good way to test their English vocabulary since Wordle’s acquisition by The New York Times. Every midnight, Wordle refreshes its word of the day, and players will have to guess the world in six attempts. The hints are provided in colour-coded tiles. WORDLE 371 ANSWER FOR JUNE 25 The answer to today’s Wordle (Wordle 371, June 25) is BEADY, the word means, small, round, and gleaming” or “bright and keenly observant” Also Read: What Is RCS Messaging, How Does It Work And Which Phones Support It? WORDLE ANSWERS FOR THE PAST WEEK In case you missed yesterday’s Wordle 370 (June 24), the Wordle word of ...
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Lightning halt Avalanche in Game 5 to keep Stanley Cup hopes alive | Stanley Cup

The Tampa Bay Lightning spoiled Colorado's party to stay in the hunt for a third straight Stanley Cup title, beating the Avalanche 3-2 on Friday night in Game 5.Ondrej Palat scored with 6:22 remaining and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 35 shots in front of a raucous crowd hoping to celebrate the Avalanche's first championship in 21 years. The series now heads back to Tampa for Game 6 on Sunday night. The Lightning trail the best-of-seven series 3-2.Nikita Kucherov and defenseman Jan Rutta also scored for the Lightning. Valeri Nichushkin and Cale Makar had goals for Colorado. Makar's third-period tally bounced off the skate of Erik Cernak and through the pads of Vasilevskiy to tie it at 2-2. It set the stage for Palat, whose shot slipped through the pads of Darcy Kuemper.Tampa Bay regro...
Eighteen killed as throng of migrants storms Spain’s Melilla border from Morocco |  Spain
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Eighteen killed as throng of migrants storms Spain’s Melilla border from Morocco | Spain

Eighteen people have died after a mass attempt by a huge crowd of African migrants to cross from Morocco into Spain's enclave of Melilla.About 2,000 migrants approached Melilla at dawn on Friday and more than 500 managed to enter a border control area after cutting a fence with shears, the Spanish government's local delegation said in a statement.Moroccan officials said late on Friday that 13 migrants had died of their injuries sustained in the incursion, in addition to five who were confirmed dead earlier in the day.“Some fell from the top of the barrier” separating the two sides, a Moroccan official said, adding that 140 security personnel and 76 migrants were injured during the attempt to cross.It was the first such mass incursion since Spain and Morocco mended diplomatic relations l...
Reds pitchers wear Tommy Pham-style shirts before game vs.  giants
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Reds pitchers wear Tommy Pham-style shirts before game vs. giants

SAN FRANCISCO – Managers David Bell and Gabe Kapler both said their clubs left the Slap Heard 'Round Baseball in the past, but San Francisco Giants fans certainly didn't forget about it.Tommy Pham heard a loud chorus of boos during pregame lineup introductions and louder boos when he came to the plate for the first time Friday at Oracle Park. It's the first time Pham has played the Giants since he slapped Joc Pederson during batting practice last month, an altercation that stemmed from their fantasy football league.More:Cincinnati Reds disappointing season continues with another blowout loss to the DodgersMore:Revisiting the Slap Heard 'Round Baseball as Tommy Pham, Reds head to San FranciscoMore:Reds can't keep up with Freddie Freeman, Dodgers as losing streak reaches six gamesMost Re...
Freddie Freeman makes emotional return to Atlanta as Dodgers win
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Freddie Freeman makes emotional return to Atlanta as Dodgers win

ATLANTA— The tears started before he could even say a word.Freddie Freeman knew he would be emotional this weekend as he returned to Atlanta for the first time as a visiting player.He knew his feelings would still be raw after he and his cherished former club failed to reach a new contract this past offseason, leading the 2020 National League most valuable player to sign with the Dodgers instead.But when he walked into the news conference room at Truist Park hours before the Dodgers' 4-1 victory Friday night — Braves staffers, Atlanta-based reporters and other faces from his past life staring back at him — Freeman couldn't hold it together .He put his hands on his head and briefly left the room, gathering himself in a hallway corridor near his old clubhouse.“Give me a moment,” he sighed...
Two dissident artists sentenced to five and nine years in prison
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Two dissident artists sentenced to five and nine years in prison

Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara and Maykel Castillo Pérez (Osorbo) are two referents of the new cultural dissidenceThe first has led the San Isidro Movement, while Osorbo has participated in the song "Patria y vida" Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara and Maykel Castillo Pérez (Osorbo), two leaders of the young Cuban cultural dissidence, were sentenced to five and nine years in prison by the island's justice system. Both have been locked up since last year. According to official information, Otero Alcántara, who gained visibility due to his leadership in the San Isidro Movement who, years ago, defied the authorities with his claim for autonomy from the State, was accused of "outrage against the symbols of the countrycontempt ...
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Abortion rights protests start across US after Roe v. Wade overturned

WASHINGTON — Protesters assembled outside the Supreme Court, took to the streets in large cities and gathered in town parks Friday to protest a historic ruling from the high court that ended the constitutional right to abortion. An emotional crowd of hundreds carried signs and chanted "My body, my choice" at the steps of the Supreme Court as protesters grappled with news that the landmark Roe v. Wade decision was struck down after five decades.Similar crowds took over streets and marched in cities large and small, including Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and New York City.Amid the protests, some anti-abortion activists heralded the day as a cause for celebration. Some even rallied outside abortion clinics and sparred with protesters. Preside...
German Marquez, Daniel Bard combine to shut out Twins, 1-0
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German Marquez, Daniel Bard combine to shut out Twins, 1-0

MINNEAPOLIS — In the team's grittiest pitching performances of the season, Rockies starter German Marquez and closer Daniel Bard combined to shut out the Twins, 1-0, here Friday night at Target Field. The victory, which took a mere 2 hours and 17 minutes to complete, snapped the Rockies' three-game losing streak. “This feels good and I've been through a lot this season,” said Marquez, who has posted a 4.40 ERA in five starts in June after putting up a 6.83 ERA in five starts in May. “It feels good to win games like this.” It wasn't the prettiest of gems — more like a rhinestone than a diamond — but Marquez pitched a gutsy 7 2/3 innings before giving way to Bard, who retired four Twins in a row to earn his 15th save. “I've simplified what I've been doing a lot,” Bard said. “It's basic...