Jul 18, 2018

Judge sides with Trump administration over lawsuit from Title X changes

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U.S. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden ruled in favor of the Trump administration over a lawsuit that stemmed from changes to the Title X program, The Hill reports.

The details: The administration announced new requirements for the program earlier this year, which gives grants to "organizations providing reproductive health service for low-income women and men." Planned Parenthood was joined by other organizations in suing the administration, demanding the changes be discarded because the administration didn't have a formal rule-making process by requiring "a public notice and comment period," per The Hill. But McFadden ruled that courts can't make an agency undergo that process for a change in procedure.

Planned Parenthood argues that the new requirements "put it at a disadvantage" by favoring organizations that focus primarily on "abstinence and family planning."

  • Axios' Sam Baker reported in May that the new policy "would prohibit recipients from using Title X funds to perform, promote, refer for, or support abortion as a method of family planning."

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Sen. Bernie Sanders won so big in the Nevada caucuses that Democrats are hard-pressed to sketch a way he's not their nominee.

Driving the news: With 60% of precincts counted (slow, but better than Iowa!), Sanders is running away with 46% of delegates — crushing Joe Biden's 20%, Pete Buttigieg's 15%, Sen. Elizabeth Warren's 10% and Sen. Amy Klobuchar's 5%.

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Buttigieg campaign claims Nevada caucuses were "plagued with errors"

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The big picture: The campaign alleges that the process of integrating early votes on caucus day was “plagued with errors and inconsistencies,” and says it received more than 200 incident reports from precincts around the state.

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Coronavirus threat grows, threatening some drug supplies

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

As the novel coronavirus continues spreading globally and China grapples with a limited production capability, there's a growing risk to about 150 prescription drugs in the U.S., sources tell Axios.

The big picture: The coronavirus has spread to more countries, with both South Korea and Italy stepping up emergency measures amid rising case numbers on Sunday. COVID-19 has killed at least 2,467 people and infected almost 79,000 others, mostly in mainland China.

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