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Pro-life activists defeated in Kansas abortion vote



The people have spoken and pro-life activists have been defeated in the Kansas abortion vote

More than 900,000 ballots were cast in the Kansas abortion vote – a third of the state’s total population.

Of this number, 60 per cent said no to removing the constitutional right to abortion.

Pro-choice advocates right across the United States have celebrated the result. The vote was the first public test of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Now the question is what’s next for abortion bans? And do they even stand a chance?

Kansas is a deeply red state, but when it comes to abortion, it seems to be more purple (or violet, even).

Republican Kansan lawmakers had hoped the vote would pave the way for more restrictive laws in the future.

This evidently backfired and experts say the result in itself will reverberate far beyond the region’s borders.

Montana has added abortion to the ballot for the upcoming November midterm elections.

In Kentucky, voters will also have the opportunity to decide whether laws should be amended.

These are the ones to watch to see whether the Republican’s anti-abortion rhetoric actually stacks up.

On the other side of the coin, California and Vermont are pushing to further enshrine the medical procedure in their respective constitutions.

Do American voters in conservative states even want to restrict abortion?

It doesn’t seem so.

A new poll has found only a quarter of residents want their state to ban abortion following the overturning of Roe.

This number includes less than a third of people who live in states already outlawing the procedure.

The Kansas abortion vote and this new polling will almost certainly have Red State Republicans shaking in their boots.

Should they stick with their decision to support anti-abortion laws and risk public dissatisfaction? Or do they push ahead and hope for the best?

Only time will tell.

William is an Executive News Producer at TICKER NEWS, responsible for the production and direction of news bulletins. William is also the presenter of the hourly Weather + Climate segment. With qualifications in Journalism and Law (LLB), William previously worked at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) before moving to TICKER NEWS. He was also an intern at the Seven Network's 'Sunrise'. A creative-minded individual, William has a passion for broadcast journalism and reporting on global politics and international affairs.

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TikTok CEO testifies as U.S. considers nationwide ban



FBI says TikTok threatens U.S. national security

TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew testified in Washington D.C. on Thursday.

The hours-long fiery hearing on Capitol Hill was incredibly tense as Chew was grilled by both Republicans and Democrats.

With bipartisan support, both parties are pushing for a nationwide ban on the app which the FBI has said threatens the national security of the United States.

TikTok says it has 150 million America users – almost half the country.

The CEO gave testimony to try and reassure lawmakers and Americans that TikTok is not an agent of the Chinese Communist Party, but critics aren’t convinced.

Chew was bombarded with questions from representatives from both sides of the aisle about the company’s ties to the CCP, security, data storage, well-being, and mental health. 

Many lawmakers are growing increasingly frustrated with the lack of answers from the company.

Congress is now weighing a nationwide ban on the popular social media platform amid concerns that it is used to harvest Americans’ information and harm children online.

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Protests continue across France over pension reforms



Protestors blocked a terminal at an airport and sat on train tracks

The ongoing nationwide protests in France over plans by the government to raise the retirement age by two years saw another day of disruption – events which President Emmanuel Macron has recently compared to the storming of the U.S. Capitol by Donald Trump supporters two years ago.

Protestors blocked a terminal at Paris’s Charles De Gaulle airport.

Protesters also sat on train tracks, and reportedly triggered a brief fire in the yard of a police station in once city.

Protests have been mostly peaceful, but tear gas has been used against them on occasions.

The plan is to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64.

For comparison, the U.S. is slowly raising its retirement age to 67 and the UK plans to go to 68.

Polls have long shown that a majority of voters in France oppose the move.

Macron earlier in the week said he was standing firm on the law and that it would come into effect by the end of the year.

The government says the change is needed to keep pension budgets from running a deficit – failure would create an annual deficit of about $14 billion by 2030.

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Prosecutors allege Donald Trump misled people on potential arrest



The move prompted Republicans in Congress to interfere with the course of justice

Manhattan prosecutors say Donald Trump has misled people to expect he would be arrested, prompting Republicans in Congress to interfere with the course of justice.

A probe is currently under way into his alleged hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.

On Saturday, the former President said he would be arrested on Tuesday.

This saw three Republicans launching an offensive against the District Attorney, who is a Democrat.

They accused him of abusing authority, while also seeking communications, documents and testimony.

A grand jury hearing evidence in the Stormy Daniels case is yet to issue an arrest warrant for Trump.

The attorney’s office has since sent the committee chairmen a letter.

It says the lawmakers’ accusations “only came after Donald Trump created a false expectation he would be arrested”.

It also confirms the attorney’s office is “investigating allegations that Donald Trump engaged in violations of New York State penal law.”

If indicted, Trump would be the first U.S. President to face criminal charges.

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