Missouri

Missouri commission extends in-state abortion access until at least Aug. 1

A pro-choice protest in St. Louis. Photo: Jacob Moscovitch/Stringer/Getty Images

Missouri's Administrative Hearing Commission ruled on Friday that the state's only abortion provider — a Planned Parenthood clinic — can continue providing access to abortions through at least August 1, CNN reports.

Why it matters: Should the clinic be forced to stop performing abortions, Missouri would become the first state since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973 not to have an abortion clinic, according to Planned Parenthood.

Trump administration moving hundreds of USDA scientists from D.C. to Kansas City

In this image, Sonny Perdue speaks at a podium.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue at a 2018 forum. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Employees at USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) intend to move from Washington, D.C. to an unspecified area in the Kansas City region by the end of 2019, the Washington Post reports.

Why it matters: "Employees, congressional Democrats and a bipartisan coalition of former USDA leaders" have warned that the move "would devastate the two agencies," per the Post. ERS and NIFA have both recently unionized and some "union officials have promised to fight the move."