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Anti-ISIS Strikes, Cameron's Plea, Daredevil Grandma

U.S. STEPS UP ANTI-ISIS STRIKES
Washington opened a new phase in its anti-ISIS campaign by launching airstrikes near Baghdad to help the Iraqi government regain territories it lost to the terrorist group, The New York Timesreports. The newspaper also reported that ISIS is recruiting heavily in the poor neighborhoods of Turkey’s capital Ankara, from which it then smuggles its fighters to Syria. Meanwhile, according to The Independent, even al-Qaeda is calling on the terrorist organization to release Alan Henning, the British aid worker who is being held hostage and who was threatened at the end of the group’s last video.

UK PLEDGES MORE POWER TO SCOTLAND
In a rare show of unity, the leaders of Britain’s three main political parties have signed a pledge to transfer more power to the Scottish Parliament if voters choose to remain part of the United Kingdom in Thursday’s referendum, a proposal made last week by former Prime Minister Gordon Brown. The “historic joint statement,” published by newspaper Daily Record, comes after British Prime Minister David Cameron offered an impassioned plea Monday for Scotland to reject independence.

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End Of Roe v. Wade, The World Is Watching

As the Supreme Court decides to overturn the 1973 decision that guaranteed abortion rights, many fear an imminent threat to abortion rights in the U.S. But in other countries, the global fight for sexual and reproductive rights is going in different directions.

"Don't abort my right" At 2019 pro-choice march In Toulouse, France.

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Hannah Steinkopf-Frank and Sophia Constantino

PARIS — Nearly 50 years after it ensured the right to abortion to Americans, the United States Supreme Court overturned the Roe v. Wade case, meaning that millions of women in the U.S. may lose their constitutional right to abortion.

The groundbreaking decision is likely to set off a range of restrictions on abortion access in multiple states in the U.S., half of which are expected to implement new bans on the procedure. Thirteen have already passed "trigger laws" that will automatically make abortion illegal.

U.S. President Joe Biden called the ruling "a tragic error" and urged individual states to enact laws to allow the procedure.

In a country divided on such a polarizing topic, the decision is likely to cause major shifts in American law and undoubtedly spark outrage among the country’s pro-choice groups. Yet the impact of such a momentous shift, like others in the United States, is also likely to reverberate around the world — and perhaps, eventually, back again in the 50 States.

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