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Lethal combinations

Legislation | Democrats in Maine pass dozens of bills in a legislative frenzy, expanding abortion and legalizing assisted suicide.
by Esther Eaton
Posted 6/24/19, 03:45 pm

In the months leading up to the frenzied conclusion of Maine’s 2019 legislative session, pro-life protesters in the state braved evening rain to call for revival, churches organized prayer chains, and dozens of citizens spoke at hearings or submitted statements to lawmakers. Despite their efforts, right-to-life advocates this spring found only disappointment from the many laws a newly Democratic Legislature passed in Maine.

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U.S. to hit Iran with more sanctions

by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/24/19, 01:13 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday imposing new economic sanctions on Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khameini and his associates as Iranian officials warned they were willing to shoot down another U.S. drone. “We confidently say that the crushing response can always be repeated, and the enemy knows it,” Iranian Rear Adm. Hossein Khanzadi told a group of defense officials Monday, according to the government-aligned Tasnim news agency.

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Trump delays nationwide deportation effort

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/24/19, 12:11 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump announced Saturday he would postpone for two weeks a nationwide effort to deport illegal immigrants living in the United States. The delay, he tweeted, gives Congress more time to find a bipartisan solution to the southern border crisis.

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