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FILE - Steam billows from a coal-fired power plant Nov. 18, 2021, in Craig, Colo. The Supreme Court on Thursday, June 30, 2022, limited how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. By a 6-3 vote, with conservatives in the majority, the court said that the Clean Air Act does not give the Environmental Protection Agency broad authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants that contribute to global warming. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Supreme Court EPA decision met with mixed reactions

The Supreme Court ruled that the Clean Air Act does not give the EPA broad or expansive powers to regulate carbon emissions, in turn, leaving it up to states. In a six to three vote on Thursday, the high court decided the executive agency could not impose regulations on states that restrict carbon emissions to encourage a transfer to renewable energy.



A makeshift memorial at the site where officials found dozens of people dead in an abandoned semitrailer containing suspected migrants include flowers, water bottles and candles, Wednesday, June 29, 2022, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Biden immigration policies under scrutiny after migrant deaths in Texas

President Joe Biden’s policies are under scrutiny after more than 51 migrants were found dead in San Antonio, Texas in an apparent human smuggling operation. As officials are investigating the cause of the deaths, which took place in a tractor-trailer, officials are certain about one thing: the administration’s border policies are not working.


FILE - State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, discusses his proposed measure to provide legal refuge to displaced transgender youth and their families during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., March 17, 2022. Democratic lawmakers in more than a dozen states are following California’s lead in seeking to offer legal refuge to displaced transgender youth and their families. The coordinated effort being announced Tuesday, May 3, by the LGBTQ Victory Institute and other advocates comes in response to recent actions taken in conservative states. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Bill making Calif. transgender sanctuary state advances

A California State Assembly committee passed a Senate bill that would make the state a transgender sanctuary state. The legislation passed Monday along party lines. It would provide refuge for trans youth and their parents, along with physicians who believe in so-called gender-affirming health care.