Friday, June 24, 2022

Daily Headlines for June 24, 2022

Live Updates: Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade in Landmark Decision; States Move to Ban Abortion
The ruling eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion after almost 50 years was met with celebration and anger across the country. President Biden said the decision was the “realization of extreme ideology” and told Americans: “With your vote, you can act.”

Supreme Court bolsters gun owners’ right to carry a weapon in public

Op-Ed: Forget history. Forget safety. The Supreme Court prizes unfettered gun rights above all else

California leaders vow new gun restrictions after Supreme Court ruling threatens state law

Bipartisan Gun Bill Clears Initial Vote in Senate
The 64-to-34 vote came just hours after Republicans and Democrats released the text of the legislation, which could become the most significant overhaul of the nation’s gun laws in decades.

Senate OKs landmark gun violence bill; House passage is next

Police Officers Can’t Be Sued for Miranda Violations, Supreme Court Rules
In a second decision, the justices sided with a death row inmate who sought to be executed by firing squad rather than lethal injection.

Supreme Court shields police from being sued for ignoring Miranda warnings

'A meteoric rise': Carl Burger making history as one of surfing's rare Black stars
Carl Burger is emerging as a great Black American pro, a rarity in a sport that is traditionally white. He's energizing the Black surfing movement.

Lessons for Elon Musk from Meta’s content moderation
Oversight board’s annual report reveals how hard it is to deal with complaints over online material

More Californians are gaining broadband internet access. But Black and Latino households still lag

As China shuts out the world, internet access from abroad gets harder too

Walmart Amps Up Cloud Capabilities, Reducing Reliance on Tech Giants
Retailer says new hybrid system allows the company to switch between cloud providers and its servers, saving time and money

America’s Cash Hoard Could Cushion a Downturn
Americans have something that they usually lack heading into a recession: A lot of cash

First CEO of major company to publicly say he's gay on why there are so few openly LGBTQ executives on boards

Diners Start to Pull Back on Eating Out as Casual Chains Raise Prices
Darden Restaurants reported increasing sales and costs as it tries to boost prices without scaring off diners

MapQuest and Other Internet Zombies
Some online stars from our past just won’t die.

Sriracha Shortage Is Taking Some Spice Out of Life
An abysmal spring harvest of Mexican chiles caused an “unprecedented shortage” of Asian hot sauces, a California-based producer said.

Howard Johnson’s Superfans Can’t Let Go
After the last HoJo’s closed, devotees are full of nostalgia for bygone restaurants; ‘Long live the Orange Roof!’

DocuSign Isn’t Ready to Pull From the Shredder
Management shake-up shows one-time pandemic darling’s business hasn’t yet stabilized

Could This Be an Antebellum Age?
Political manners seem to be growing subservient to the threat of violence. It feels like the 1850s.

Supreme Court: North Carolina Republicans may intervene to defend voter ID, ballot law

Wisconsin election investigator says he deleted records during probe of 2020 election

Federal Authorities Search Home of Trump Justice Dept. Official

Column: The Jan. 6 hearings are sorting real heroes from the fakes

Middle class, minus debt: Apprenticeships, certificates offer low-cost option to college

New Biden Rules Would Bar Discrimination Against Transgender Students
The proposed rules would prohibit discrimination based on gender identity, among other things; they set up a clash with state lawmakers and conservative groups.

Government to Cancel $6 Billion in Student Loans for Defrauded Borrowers
Around 200,000 who sought relief after attending schools that the Education Department said showed signs of “substantial misconduct” will have their federal student loans wiped out.

Prosecutors Ask That Ghislaine Maxwell Spend at Least 30 Years in Prison
Ms. Maxwell, who will be sentenced next week, showed an “utter lack of remorse” for helping Jeffrey Epstein recruit and abuse girls, federal prosecutors told a judge.

Unprecedented plan to return Bruce’s Beach to rightful Black heirs revealed by officials

Overburdened Penn Station Needs More Tracks. But Where Could They Fit?
As debate rages on a plan to renovate the nation’s busiest hub, Amtrak awarded a contract to design a $12 billion expansion that would add train capacity.

They Had Space to Spare Inside Their Huge Manhattan Condo. So They Built Two Treehouses.
After combining two units at 165 Charles, Michael Holtz and Megan Genualdi constructed a large wooden structure with a spiral staircase and netted seating

‘The Secret Life of Secrets’ Review: Monsters in Our Closet
A psychologist suggests that our deepest secrets can wreak more havoc if left untold than if shared with someone we trust.

They Searched Online for Abortion Clinics. They Found Anti-Abortion Centers.
Using Google ads and the promise of free services, Human Coalition, a Texas nonprofit, intercepts women across the country who want to end their pregnancies and tries to stop them.

Deborah Birx Says Trump White House Asked Her to Weaken Covid Guidance
The former White House coronavirus coordinator, who became a controversial figure, said there was a consistent effort to stifle information as virus cases surged in late 2020.

‘People are hungry’: food crisis starts to bite across Africa
Signs of inflation-linked unrest are emerging, aid agencies warn

Balancing on one leg for 10 seconds may predict likelihood of living or dying, study says

Early signs indicate Southern California finally using less water. But big test lies ahead

In the Scramble for a Campsite, Everyone Deserves an Equal Chance

Biden Administration Tosses Trump Definition of ‘Habitat’ for Endangered Species
The Trump administration’s definition was at odds with the conservation purposes of the Endangered Species Act, wildlife officials said.

When, Exactly, Did Mount Vesuvius Erupt?
From tracing ashes to Greece to analyzing autumnal fruit found in Pompeii, a new study places the eruption in October, not August.

Here's how to start an online book club that's as fun as meeting in real life

Soccer Mommy Summons a ‘Tidal Wave’ of Feelings
The songwriter Sophie Allison finds new sonic frontiers alongside Oneohtrix Point Never on her third studio album, “Sometimes, Forever.”

Muna’s Fresh Start
The indie-pop band was dropped by its major label early in the pandemic, then scored a TikTok hit with “Silk Chiffon,” featuring a verse from its new label boss: Phoebe Bridgers.

A Rapper’s Delight: Hip-Hop Memorabilia Goes Up for Auction
Original vinyl records, turntables and other ephemera belonging to the hip-hop pioneer D.J. Kool Herc will be included in a sale at Christie’s.

Meghan Stabile, Who Linked Jazz and Hip-Hop, Dies at 39
Shows that she produced on a shoestring sought to energize the jazz scene by connecting with younger audiences accustomed to D.J.s and turntables.

Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett rock in D.C. despite rain, lightning and broken ribs

Documentary Filmmaker Emerges as Potentially Key Jan. 6 Witness

How Disney’s ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ changes Princess Leia’s legacy forever

‘Marcel the Shell With Shoes On’ Review: Bigger Isn’t Better
The one-inch-high shell voiced by Jenny Slate gets a feature-length vehicle, but the transition from YouTube fame is only partly successful.

How ‘Marcel the Shell’ went from viral sensation to 2022’s most adorable movie star

Elvis — Baz Luhrmann’s mad, maximalist glitterbomb of a biopic
Star Austin Butler excels at the karaoke while Tom Hanks exudes childcatcher vibes as his manager Colonel Tom Parker

‘Elvis’ Review: The Baz Luhrmann Treatment
The new Elvis Presley biopic, with Tom Hanks as ‘Colonel’ Tom Parker, is just what you’d expect from the film’s hyperactive director

‘Elvis’ Review: Shocking the King Back to Life
Austin Butler plays the singer, with Tom Hanks as his devilish manager, in Baz Luhrmann’s operatic, chaotic anti-biopic.

Review: Austin Butler is the King incarnate in Baz Luhrmann’s manic, hip-swiveling ‘Elvis’

‘The Black Phone’ Review: The Dead Have Your Number
Ethan Hawke plays the big bad in this 1970s-set child-abduction thriller.

Still Charming at 50: Luis Buñuel’s Greatest Hit
“The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie” is a comedy of frustrations in which a sextet of super-civilized haute bourgeois repeatedly attempt and fail to sit down at dinner.

Op-Ed: The things I thought I couldn’t survive made me into a comedian

The Lessons of Nothingness From Maverick Zen Monks
Art today is often a parade of the self. The Freer Gallery of Art presents objects by medieval artists who plunge you into the world by removing you from it.

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