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Breaking: Ohio Gov. John Kasich signs 20-week abortion ban into law; vetoes “heartbeat bill”

  • Last week, two separate abortion restrictions cleared the Ohio legislature and moved toward Gov. John Kasich’s desk. 
  • The one that dominated headlines was the “heartbeat bill,” it would have made it illegal for Ohio women to terminate a pregnancy after six weeks.
  • On Tuesday, Kasich signed the other one, the 20-week abortion ban, according to the Associated Press.
  • Despite its being unconstitutional under Roe v. Wade, the 20-week ban is more likely to hold up in court than the heartbeat bill.
  • Laws similar to the heartbeat bill have been struck down in North Dakota and Arkansas.
  • But abortion restrictions like those put forth in the 20-week ban stand in a number of states. Read more
China Abandons One-Child Policy

Today, China abandoned its 35 year-old one-child policy. 

Based on the now debunked threat of overpopulation that was popularized by Stanford University scholar Paul Ehrlich, the communist government subjected the Chinese people to forced sterilizations and abortions. Many new-born babies were either killed or left to die. 

Today, the Chinese population suffers from a dangerous gender imbalance that favors boys over girls at a ratio of 117:100, and a demographic implosion that threatens future economic growth and prosperity. 

The one-child policy is a reminder of what happens when governments are allowed to interfere in deeply personal decisions of individual citizens and their families.

DDN SPORTS Breaking News: TEXAS LT. GOV. TAPS TEXAS RANGERS for Tom Brady Jersey Hunt

One of the most powerful men in Texas is calling in the big guns to bring back Tom Brady’s allegedly stolen Super Bowl jersey … with the Lt. Gov. of Texas reaching out to the TEXAS RANGERS!

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick – the 2nd highest ranking politician in Texas – just issued a statement vowing to use every resource he can to recover the jersey.

“In Texas, we place a very high value on hospitality and football. Tom Brady’s jersey has great historical value and is already being called ‘the most valuable NFL collectable ever,’” Patrick said.

“It is important that history does not record that it was stolen in Texas. I’ve called Colonel Steve McCraw to ask that the Texas Rangers work with the Houston Police Department in this case.”

He added, “I’m a Texans and Cowboys fan first, but the unquestionable success of the Super Bowl in Houston last night was a big win for our entire state and I don’t want anything to mar that victory. Whoever took this jersey should turn it in. The Texas Rangers are on the trail.”

Giddyup!!!TT

There’s more video that has surfaced (courtesy of our friends at Yahoo Sports) showing Brady searching through his equipment bag for the jersey while insisting that he “100 percent” put it in there.

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BREAKING: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley To Reportedly Call For Confederate Flag's Removal From Statehouse Grounds [LIVE UPDATES]
Officials and civil rights activists have increased their calls called for the flag's removal after nine people were fatally shot at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston last week. BuzzFeed News report...
By BuzzFeed News

What We Know So Far

  • Officials and community leaders have called for the removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Capitol grounds.
  • Gov. Nikki Haley will reportedly call for the flag’s removal later Monday.
  • Several family members of the nine people Dylann Roof, 21, allegedly shot and killed at a historic black church in Charleston told him they forgive him during a dramatic court appearance on Friday.
  • Roof is suspected of fatally shooting three men and six women who gathered for a prayer meeting at a historic black church in Charleston Wednesday night. Officials said the shooter sat at the church meeting for an hour before opening fire.
  • U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has launched a hate crime investigation into the attack.
  • President Obama addressed the tragedy Friday, saying, “the apparent motivations of the shooter remind us that racism remains a blight that we have to combat together.”
  • “There is absolutely no doubt in my mind this is a hate crime,” Charleston’s police chief said Thursday. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said she has launched a hate crime investigation into the attack.