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Biden criticises pro-choice activists outside judges’ homes



US President Joe Biden has condemned protests by pro-choice activists outside the homes of two conservative US Supreme Court justices, as the abortion debate heats up

100 people marched from Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s house in Maryland to Chief Justice John Roberts property on Saturday night.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says protest should never include “violence, threats, or vandalism”.

While Biden strongly believes in the constitutional right to protest, the White House adds “Judges perform an incredibly important function in society, and they must be able to do their jobs without concern for their personal safety”.

Kavanaugh has faced demonstrations at his home before over sexual assault allegations which surfaced at this time of his appointment.

Meanwhile, in the Midwest the Wisconsin Family Action Centre also went up in flames.

The Wisconsin Centre is an anti-abortion organisation and police believe it was a targeted attack.

In a message spray-painted outside the building, vandals wrote “if abortions aren’t safe then you aren’t either”.

An unused petrol bomb was also located at the scene.

It comes as a leaked draft decision suggests the Supreme Court is set to overturn the historic Roe v Wade decision which protects abortion rights throughout the US.

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Biden says nuclear ‘armageddon’ threat is back



U.S. President says the nuclear ‘armageddon’ threat is back for first time since Cuban Missile Crisis

The president was speaking at a fundraiser event, where he said Russian President Vladimir Putin was “not joking when he spoke about the use of tactical nuclear weapons.

U.S. officials have been warning that Russia could use weapons of mass destruction in Ukraine.

But they believe there’s been no change to Russia’s nuclear forces for the time being.

It comes as the leaders of more than 40 European nations convened in Prague to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Ukraine’s leader Volodymyr Zelensky spoke via video link.

UK Prime Minister Liz Truss says the summit is “not about moving closer to Europe” but “about working with Europe”.

When pressed about her working relationship with Macron, Truss admitted he is a ‘friend’.

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Spectator dead following violent clashes at a football stadium



One person has died in clashes at an Argentinian football stadium

Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to stop fans from pushing into the crowded venue.

But that wasn’t enough, with many fans squeezing through fencing to escape the violence and get onto the field.

The incident took place around 50 kilometres south of the nation’s capital

The game was suspended nine minutes into play.

A 57-year-old man experienced cardiac arrest while being transferred from the stadium to the hospital.

It comes five days after 131 people died in a stampede prompted by Indonesian police firing tear gas inside a stadium.

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Bizarre antics disrupts court – but at what cost?



Darrell Brooks, the man accused of killing 6 people during the Waukesha Christmas Parade has appeared in court, shirtless

In a bizarre series of events, the 40 year old who is representing himself, consistently disrupted the court.

So Judge Jennifer Dorow moved the defendant to another room to participate via video link with the ability to mute him.

But the antics didn’t stop there, he removed his shirt, with his back to the camera, threatening to break items nearby.

He then took off his shoe and refused to sit down.

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