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Judges block six-week abortion bans in Georgia and Tennessee

Federal judges blocked controversial abortion restrictions out of Georgia and Tennessee on Monday, a pair of key victories for abortion rights advocates after a flurry of so-called “heartbeat bans” swept state legislatures last year. The bills — passed in Georgia in spring 2019 and in Tennessee last month — ban abortions after the detection of…MORE

Mueller considered speaking up earlier against Trump and Barr’s attacks, sources say

Former special counsel Robert Mueller chose to break his silence and defend his investigation this weekend after weeks of contemplating doing so, in part because an inflammatory and factually incorrect White House statement attacked his prosecution of President Donald Trump’s ally Roger Stone, according to multiple sources familiar with the Mueller team. Mueller’s Washington Post…MORE

A statue of the Virgin Mary was set on fire at a Boston church

A statue of the Virgin Mary was set on fire at a Boston church

The Boston Police Department is conducting an arson investigation after a statue of the Virgin Mary was set on fire at a church in the city’s Dorchester neighborhood. Saturday night, the Boston Fire Department arrived at Saint Peter Parish Church to see that someone had set fire to the plastic flowers that were in the…MORE

One of the biggest baseball card collections of all time goes up for auction

One of the biggest baseball card collections of all time goes up for auction

Jimmy Micioni, a New Jersey man affectionately known as Uncle Jimmy to everyone who knew him, died in March at the age of 97. However, little did anyone else know that stashed in his attic was a meticulously collected and cataloged sports card collection valued at more than $1 million. While Micioni’s nieces and nephews…MORE

Atlanta Braves will keep their name but review the ‘Tomahawk Chop’

Atlanta Braves will keep their name but review the ‘Tomahawk Chop’

The Atlanta Braves will not be changing their name. The “Tomahawk Chop” chant however, may be on the chopping block. In a statement from the organization, the team said it “honors, respects and values the Native American community,” adding that “as an organization, we have always drawn strength from our diversity and respect for everyone.…MORE

Black Lives Matter street mural vandalized outside Trump Tower

The Black Lives Matter street mural outside Trump Tower was vandalized with red paint, police confirmed to CNN on Monday. An unnamed suspect walked up to the mural, dumped red paint over the letter V in “Lives,” and ran away as passing traffic further splattered the paint across the sign, New York Police Department officials…MORE

Covid-19 immunity from antibodies may last only months, UK study suggests

Covid-19 immunity from antibodies may last only months, UK study suggests

After people are infected with the novel coronavirus, their natural immunity to the virus could decline within months, a new pre-print paper suggests. The paper, released on the medical server medrxiv.org on Saturday and not yet published in a peer-reviewed medical journal, suggests that antibody responses may start to decline 20 to 30 days after…MORE

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