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May 18 2021 - 11:46 AM
Daily News From Around the World: 5/18/21

Good morning! Here are today’s headlines courtesy of Freedom Forum’s “Today’s Front Pages” exhibit:

The Washington Post, Published in Washington, DC

High Court to Hear Key Case on Abortion

The Supreme Court will hear a case relating to a Mississippi state law that restricts abortion access. The lop-sidedly conservative bent of the Court provides anti-abortion advocates with a real possibility of reversing Roe v. Wade.

The United States Supreme Court

The Guardian, Published in London, UK

Gaza in Crisis

Israeli airstrikes in Gaza have totalled its health system and on Sunday left two senior Palestinian doctors dead. According to the UN, six hospitals and a Red Crescent health facility have faced sustained damage. “I have not seen this level of destruction through my 14 years of work – not even in the 2014 war,” said an emergency rescue official.

Politico, Published in Arlington, VA

GOP Not Sold on Bipartisan 1/6 Commission

A bill to establish a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6th Capitol insurrection is set to pass the House but looks set to face potentially fatal opposition in the Senate. Many Republican senators are now stating the commission is too narrow in scope or that it interferes with investigations by other congressional committees.

Haaretz, Published in Tel Aviv, Israel

3,200 Rockets in 8 Days; Israel Rejects Int’l Pressure for Cease-fire

Israel claims that 3,200 rockets have been launched against them as the international community continues to call on a cease-fire. An Israeli official told Haaretz that the “legitimacy room” for Israel’s continued attacks on Gaza is narrowing.

The New York Times, Published in New York, NY

Cuomo’s Book Deal Payday Grows to $5 Million

Despite being dogged by sexual assault allegations and corruption scandals over the handling of the coronavirus pandemic in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo is set to receive a second installment of $2 million for a book contract agreed to last year (before the allegations and scandals came to light). That brings the total payout to over $5 million.

Governor Andrew Cuomo


Supreme Court, courtesy of Wikimedia

Cuomo, courtesy of Wikimedia

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