Updated May 16, 2019

Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions at 8 weeks of pregnancy

An anti-abortion rally in Washington, D.C. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Image

The Missouri Senate passed a bill early Thursday 24-10 to outlaw abortions at 8 weeks of pregnancy, AP reports.

Details: The bill needs at least another vote of approval in the Republican-led House before it can go to Gov. Mike Parson (R), per Fox News. Parson has expressed his support for the measure, which includes exceptions for medical emergencies, but not for pregnancies caused by rape or incest.

The big picture: Missouri is the latest conservative state to move to restrict abortions. On Wednesday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced she'd signed a into law a ban restricting all abortions except for women whose lives are in danger.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 11:30 a.m. ET: 6,777,896 — Total deaths: 395,812 — Total recoveries — 2,773,039Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 11:30 a.m. ET: 1,901,391 — Total deaths: 109,215 — Total recoveries: 491,706 — Total tested: 19,231,444Map.
  3. Education: Students and teachers flunked remote learning.
  4. Public health: Fauci: "Very concerned" about spread of coronavirus amid George Floyd protests — Cities offer free coronavirus testing amid protests
  5. Tech: The pandemic is accelerating next-generation disease diagnostics.
  6. Jobs: Better-than-expected jobs report boosts stock market.

Buffalo police officers arrested after shoving 75-year-old protester

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Two Buffalo police officers were charged with assault on Saturday after a video emerged of them shoving a 75-year-old protester while clearing a demonstration in the wake of George Floyd's killing, AP reports, citing prosecutors.

The state of play: Both officers pleaded not guilty to second-degree assault, and were released without bail. After the law enforcement officers were initially suspended without pay on Friday, all 57 officers on the Buffalo Police Department's Emergency Response Team resigned in a show of support for their fellow officers' suspensions.

Humility for forecasters: Jobs shocker is record miss

President Trump speaking in the Rose Garden following the release of the jobs report on May 5, 2020. Photo: Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Economists were projecting that May's jobs figures would show a loss of 8 million jobs and an unemployment rate approaching 20% — Great Depression territory.

The state of play: Instead, a record 2.5 million workers were added, and unemployment fell to 13.3% from April's post-World War II high of 14.7%.