Morning Headlines – Tuesday, June 28, 2022 | Recent News
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46 migrants found dead in a tractor-trailer in San Antonio
The bodies of 46 people were found dead inside a tractor-trailer in San Antonio on Monday after an alleged attempt to smuggle migrants, local officials said.
Authorities told a news conference that 16 other people found in the trailer, including four minors, were taken to local hospitals with conditions including heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Three people were arrested and federal authorities were investigating, officials said.
21 Republican primaries and one special election to watch on June 28
We already took a look at the nine Democratic primaries to watch in a preview yesterday, so now we’re back with all 21 GOP contests to watch tonight, plus a bonus special election. As with most Republican primaries this cycle, nearly all GOP candidates are favorably inclined towards former President Donald Trump, but they vary in the extent to which they support Trump or his false allegations of fraud in the 2020 election. Crucially, however, Democrats are also meddling in many GOP primaries, spending money to boost the most extreme Republican candidates, in an effort to help the Democrats win in November.
Without further ado, let’s visit top-tier races in Colorado, Illinois, Mississippi, New York, Oklahoma and Utah, plus a special election in Nebraska. We’ll review the races based on the close of the polls, starting with Illinois, which coincidentally also has the highest-profile GOP contests.
US Forces Kill Senior Terrorist in Syria
US forces killed a senior terrorist official in an airstrike in Syria on Monday, military officials said.
The US Central Command (CENTCOM) said the target of the strike, Abu Hamzah al-Yemeni, was a senior member of an al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group known as Hurras al-Din.
The leader was riding a motorbike alone in Idlib province at the time of the attack, CENTCOM said.
There’s another war between the states over abortion
With some states allowing private prosecution of foreign abortion providers — and other states prohibiting cooperation with abortion investigations — the issue of abortion is likely to pit law enforcement agencies and justice systems dramatically.
The federal government, meanwhile, faces a choice on how to deal with states that seek to ban the Food and Drug Administration-approved abortion drugs, now used in about half of pregnancy terminations. And whatever the Biden administration does, federal policy could change dramatically if Republicans take the White House.
Pelosi outlines a possible legislative response to reversing the rules
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) on Monday introduced several legislative proposals that House Democrats are weighing as responses to Friday’s Supreme Court ruling reversing Roe v. Wade establishing a constitutional right to abortion services. In a letter to his troops, Pelosi said Democrats have been bracing for High Court action since a draft ruling was released by Politico early last month.
16 children and 8 adults from Appleton among passengers in Missouri train crash
Sixteen children and eight adults from two Appleton Boy Scout troops were passengers on a train when it crashed in Missouri on Monday. A passenger train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago hit a dump truck and derailed Monday in a remote rural area of Missouri, killing three people and injuring dozens more, officials said.
Former Madison Daycare Center executive director sentenced to 30 months for wire fraud
Nichole Genz, 41, of Evansville, Wisconsin, was sentenced on Friday (June 24) by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 30 months in federal prison for wire fraud. Judge Peterson also ordered Genz to pay restitution in the amount of $216,561.85. Genz pleaded guilty to the charge on December 3, 2021.
Genz pleaded guilty to committing wire fraud from 2013 to 2018 as part of a scheme to defraud his employer Park Towne Development Corporation (PTD). PTD had various subsidiary entities including a day care center called Learning Gardens Child Development Center. Genz worked as an executive director at Learning Gardens from September 3, 2013 until October 2, 2018, when she was terminated.
Wisconsin leaders celebrate anniversary of gay rights legislation
Business leaders mark 40 years since Wisconsin became the first state to ban sexual orientation discrimination in employment and housing.
Officials from the Department of Workforce Development and the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority co-hosted a panel on Monday to discuss the bipartisan measure and other efforts to make Wisconsin a fair and equitable place. for residents.
Out-of-state abortion providers prepare to help Wisconsin patients after Supreme Court overturns Roe
With abortions no longer taking place in Wisconsin, providers in neighboring states are bracing for an influx of out-of-state patients seeking abortions.
Wisconsin’s 173-year-old abortion ban is now in effect, making abortions illegal unless the procedure is necessary to save a patient’s life. Abortion remains legal in Illinois and Minnesota. While the procedure is still legal in Michigan, where it will go in the coming months is uncertain.
Wisconsin governor vows to grant clemency to doctors accused of state abortion ban
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, a Democrat, vowed over the weekend to grant clemency to anyone charged under the state’s 1849 law banning most abortions.
Evers, Democratic Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul and several county district attorneys in the state have said they would decline to enforce it, but it remains possible that other officials — such as other district attorneys and newly elected state legislators – can apply it now or in the future. Both Evers and Kaul are up for re-election this fall, and both face tough races.
But at a rally at the Wisconsin state Democratic Party convention on Saturday, Evers went even further, saying that in addition to taking steps not to enforce the law, he would grant leniency to doctors prosecuted under the law.