The annual March for Life, outside the Supreme Court building. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

California went too far when it required anti-abortion pregnancy clinics to notify women that abortion is an option, the Supreme Court said today.

The issue: Crisis pregnancy centers, often run by Christian organizations that oppose abortion, counsel women against the procedure and sometimes provide medical services. California said the centers are misleading women about their options, and required them to post notices that tell women abortion is available. But the high court said that "likely violates the First Amendment."

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Europe faces "stronger and deadlier" coronavirus wave

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The coronavirus is still winning: Now even Germany is entering another national lockdown, joined by France.

Why it matters: France has been "overpowered by a second wave,” President Emmanuel Macron said in a nationally televised address today. Macron said the "new wave will be stronger and deadlier" than the first.

Stocks close down more than 3%

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Stocks took a hit on Wednesday, with the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrials Average and Nasdaq dropping more than 3% across the board.

Why it matters: The volatility is a break from the stock market grinding higher in the face of spiking coronavirus cases, a stalling economy and gridlocked negotiations over an additional stimulus package.