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Supreme Court Justices Warn Anti-Abortion Groups That Their Argument Could Come Back to Hurt Them

Protests as the Supreme Court hears arguments on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.Andrew Harnik/AP Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. With anti-abortion and pro-choice demonstrators rallying outside, the Supreme Court heard National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra on Tuesday morning, the blockbuster case that could shift the law of the…

How the Travel Ban Shattered Hope for My Family

Rashad Moareff, his partner Faroosh, and his parents. Mother Jones illustration/Rashad Moarref Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Editor’s Note: On the anniversary of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, Mother Jones asked readers to share their stories about how the ban has affected them. We’re following up with readers and publishing their stories…

DC Councilman Believes Rich People Control the Weather

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. This is an actual headline from earlier today: D.C. Councilman Apologizes for Claiming That Jews Control the Weather This is being played as a guy who’s such a moron he didn’t realize that “Rothschilds control _____” is code for “Jews control _____ .” After reading…

This Death Row Inmate’s Blood-Filled Tumors Could Make His Execution Especially Cruel and Unusual

Missouri’s death chamberJames A. Finley/AP Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Missouri death row inmate Russell Bucklew is scheduled to die on Tuesday. But Bucklew suffers from a rare medical condition, and his lawyers say that the execution drug that will be used could come with gruesome consequences and constitute cruel and unusual punishment. For…