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In a decisive victory for supporters of abortion rights, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down tough restrictions on abortions in Texas that have more than halved the number of clinics in the state that provide the procedure.
The opinion on one of the most divisive issues in the country came at the end of the current term with only eight justices taking part.
Texas requires clinics that provide abortions to meet the same building standards as walk-in surgical centers and doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. The challenge to the Texas regulations was one of the most important abortion cases in 25 years.
Since the law imposing the new regulations was passed in 2013, the number of clinics has dropped from 42 to 19 and could fall further to 10.
Joining Hillary Clinton for a campaign rally in Ohio, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts called the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee a fighter who "has never backed down."
The two women joined hands and waved to a cheering crowd in Cincinnati on Monday during their first joint appearance.
"I'm here today because I'm with her," said Warren, a leader of the party's progressives who is being considered as a possible running mate for Clinton. She said Democrats should "work our hearts out" to make Clinton president.
Warren offered yet another harsh critique of likely Republican nominee Donald Trump.
With a month to go until the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton's campaign is weighing a slate of potential running mates, conducting interviews with candidates and in many cases requesting personal financial and medical information.
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, a well-liked swing state lawmaker who was a finalist on Barack Obama's vice presidential shortlist in 2008, has emerged as an early frontrunner for the job. The top tier list includes: Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown and Housing Secretary Julian Castro, NBC News reported.
Geography and demographics are important - particularly as Democrats eye the possibility of taking control of the Senate, where they covet having a majority in place for the next administration's crucial first 100 days. On the second tier list of possible picks, there are some outside-the-box prospects as well as more widely-circulated names like New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and Labor Secretary Tom Perez.
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A mother fatally shot an intruder she discovered in one of her children's bedrooms, according to police.
Officials said the 33-year-old woman had returned home with her kids — ages 5 and 10 — when she encountered the man and opened fire on Sunday. Police said the man was a stranger, NBC affiliate KGW reported.
The mom is cooperating with the investigation and was not arrested, authorities said.
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U.S. stocks traded lower Monday as the Dow Jones and S&P extended their post-Brexit sell-off, CNBC reported. The Dow closed down 261 points, roughly 1.5 percent.
European stocks and currencies had earlier continued their slide, with the British pound near $1.32, close to Friday's 30-year low. In afternoon trade, the Dow was off about 300 points before recovering somewhat.
"Day four after the seismic referendum result and the only thing that's crystal clear is that the U.K. is in the midst of one hell of a political crisis," Chris Scicluna, head of economic research at Daiwa Capital Markets, said in a note.
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Another 165 pages of emails from Hillary Clinton's time at the State Department have surfaced, including dozens sent through her private server that the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee failed to hand over last year.
The latest emails were released under court order by the State Department to the conservative legal advocacy group Judicial Watch, which released them Monday.
The Democratic and Republican parties and their presumptive presidential nominees continue to be significantly unpopular with voters, in some cases more so than institutions like the NRA and Planned Parenthood, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows.
Donald Trump was viewed unfavorably by 60 percent of the electorate, while only 29 percent offered a positive rating of the GOP standard-bearer. Hillary Clinton received a 33 percent favorable rating, compared to a 55 percent negative rating.
By comparison, 48 percent of Americans viewed Planned Parenthood favorably, while 29 percent gave the women's health and abortion rights group poor ratings. Forty-two percent of voters saw the National Rifle Association in a positive light, while 36 percent disagreed.
President Barack Obama's favorability stood at 48 percent positive and 41 percent negative.
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At least 25 people have died in West Virginia as a result of extreme flooding...
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A Los Angeles federal judge signed off Monday on a settlement of the copyright case involving "Happy Birthday" — billed as the most recognized song in the English language — and ordered that the ditty be placed in the public domain for use at no charge.
Music publisher Warner/Chappell Music agreed to end its claim of ownership and refund $14 million to end the long-running dispute over royalty rights to the tune. The money will be distributed among those who paid licensing fees to use the song during the previous five decades.
"This is a huge victory for the public, and for the artists who want to use 'Happy Birthday to You' in their videos and music," said plaintiffs' attorney Daniel Schacht.
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In his first public comments since announcing his resignation plans, British Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday the United Kingdom will not enter into formal talks to exit the European Union at this point.
In a move dubbed the Brexit, or British exit, the U.K. voted last week to leave the 28-nation bloc. Cameron, who had led the campaign to keep Britain in the EU, said he would resign by October and let his successor to decide when to invoke Article 50, which triggers a departure from the EU.
Cameron spoke Monday to the House of Commons, saying the referendum result is "not the outcome I think is best for Britain" but must be respected and implemented in the "best possible way."
The Conservative Party leader said there will be no immediate changes for EU citizens now living in the U.K.
Meanwhile, the leaders of Germany, France and Italy said there can be no negotiations with Britain on the country's departure until London has formally declared its intention to quit.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, "we agree there will be no formal or informal talks" with Britain until Article 50 has been invoked.
National Guard teams removed debris Monday as authorities in West Virginia prepared for another round of storms in the rain-soaked state where floodwaters have killed at least 25 people in the past week.
West Virginia Emergency Management Agency spokesman Tim Rock said "everybody's just keeping an eye on the sky" as search and rescue teams continue to check whether everyone is accounted for.
More heavy rains are forecast later in the day. More than 20 counties, most in the southern part of the state, are under a flash flood watch. The National Weather Service warned downpours were possible in many areas already ravaged by flooding, including Kanawha and Nicholas counties. The forecast also included hardest-hit Greenbrier county, where 17 people have died and floodwaters have yet to recede.
The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the broad reach of a federal law that bars people convicted of domestic violence from owning guns.
The justices on Monday rejected arguments that the law covers only intentional or knowing acts of abuse and not those committed recklessly. One example the court gave was throwing a plate in the heat of an argument.
The case involved two Maine men who said their guilty pleas for hitting their partners should not disqualify them from gun ownership. A federal appeals court had ruled against the men.
The dispute drew interest from gun rights groups, who argued that the men should not lose their constitutional right to bear arms, as well as from advocates for domestic abuse victims.
The American Red Cross apologized Tuesday amid backlash over a sign it created on swim safety guidelines for children that was perceived as racist, NBCBLK reported.
The apology came after a photo circulated of the poster on social media. The poster, which was seen on display at pools in at least two towns in Colorado, read at the top: "Be Cool, Follow the Rules." Below the heading were depictions of children playing. The white children were labeled as behaving "cool" while children of color were depicted as misbehaving, or "not cool," for breaking pool safety rules.
The Red Cross said it has discontinued the production of the poster and removed it from its website and Swim App.
"We deeply apologize for any misunderstanding, as it was absolutely not our intent to offend anyone," the organization said. "As one of the nation's oldest and largest humanitarian organizations, we are committed to diversity and inclusion in all that we do, every day."
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General Mills is recalling four types of Nature Valley bars as part of a larger recall over listeria in sunflower seeds.
The company said it would call back Protein Chewy Bars and Simple Nuts Bars in four flavor combinations: honey, peanut and almond with pumpkin seeds; peanut, almond and dark chocolate; roasted peanut and honey; and almond, cashew and sea salt.
It stems from a massive recall by SunOpta, a Minnesota-based supplier that found listeria contamination in some of its sunflower seeds in May. Clif bars and Kashi products have also been affected by the SunOpta recall.