For some U.S. citizens, the Trump administration’s 2017 tax cuts provided an economic boost. But for Carrie, a 50-year-old doctor living in Amsterdam, they have added to a slow-moving financial disaster that threatens a six-figure debt. Carrie says that when she finally explained her circumstances to an accountant earlier this year, she heard panic in…

US President Donald Trump has inadvertently revealed some details of his immigration deal with Mexico. Speaking to reporters, he refused to give details of the plans to curb migration, saying that he wanted to let Mexico announce it “at the right time”. However, he said this while waving around a single sheet of paper that…

Alabama seemed to be on the verge of correcting its decades-old sex ed law that requires schools to emphasize “that homosexuality is not a lifestyle acceptable to the general public and that homosexual conduct is a criminal offense under the laws of the state.” A bill to remove the dated, homophobic language had already passed…

The Louisiana House of Representatives passed an abortion ban on a 79-23 vote Wednesday that would prohibit women from terminating a pregnancy once a fetal heartbeat has been detected. Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards has indicated he will break with his party and sign the ban if it crosses his desk. The Senate already approved…

WASHINGTON — The bipartisan criminal justice reform legislation known as the “First Step Act” put in place improvements in the care of pregnant inmates, but advocates say it was a baby step and are calling for more to be done. The new law bans restraining federal inmates during pregnancy, labor and postpartum recovery unless the…

A federal judge in Mississippi on Friday blocked a state law that prohibited abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, around six weeks into pregnancy. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves said in the ruling that the law “prevents a woman’s free choice, which is central to personal dignity and autonomy.” “S.B. 2116 threatens immediate harm…

The state’s attorney general wants to avoid a troubled rollout, à la Obamacare, when the far-reaching restrictions on user data go into effect on Jan. 1. SAN FRANCISCO — California is embarking on a new era of privacy on the internet, and Xavier Becerra can’t stop thinking about the failed debut of Obamacare. Back in…

Gov. Brian Kemp toured Atlanta movie facilities Wednesday to show his support for an industry facing mushrooming fallout over his decision to sign Georgia’s anti-abortion “heartbeat” measure into law. The damage, though, may be just beginning. Several Hollywood figures announced this week that they’re pulling TV and film productions that were originally set to shoot…

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