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U.S. appeals court lets Texas enforce abortion clinic rules

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – A federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that Texas could begin enforcing restrictions on abortion clinics that critics of the new rules say will force all but seven of the facilities in the state to shut down. A panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled that Texas could enforce the requirement that clinics have certain hospital-like settings for surgeries while the court weighs the constitutionality of the state law. …

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Advocates file petition to legalize marijuana in Mississippi

By David Minsky (Reuters) – Marijuana advocates in Mississippi have filed a petition to put the legalization of recreational pot use on the politically conservative state’s 2016 ballot, state officials said Tuesday. The petition, filed Monday, comes amid a broader, nationwide push for marijuana legalization spurred by Washington state and Colorado voting to become the first U.S. states to allow recreational use of the drug in 2012. Some 23 states and the District of Columbia permit medical marijuana use, though the drug remains illegal under federal law. … …read more

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