October 4, 2022: Alabama voting case, Oath Keepers, Ukraine, North Korea, 100 days after Roe v Wade
October 4, 2022: Alabama voting rights SC case, Ukraine pushes back Russians, North Korea, 100 days after Roe v Wade
1. The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in a major legal battle that threatens to further undermine a landmark federal voting rights law as the state of Alabama defends a Republican-drawn electoral map faulted by judges for diluting the clout of Black voters.
2. Prosecutors were set to continue questioning their first witness in the trial of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and his associates for their alleged role in the storming of the U.S. Capitol, following a first day of testimony about a “chaotic” scene with lawmakers in tears.
3. Ukrainian forces have broken through Russian defences in the south of the country while expanding their rapid offensive in the east, seizing back more territory in areas annexed by Russia and threatening its troops’ supply lines.
4. Nuclear-armed North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile farther than ever before on Tuesday, sending it soaring over Japan, for the first time in five years, and prompting a warning for residents there to take cover.
5. U.S. President Joe Biden will announce new guidelines and grants to protect reproductive rights on Tuesday, and describe how abortion rights have been curtailed since the Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to terminating pregnancies.
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