Supreme Court defers action on Ind. abortion cases | Environmental regulation shifting to the state level | Economist: Trump could have "Reagan moment" with China
May 20, 2019
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Supreme Court defers action on Ind. abortion cases
Supreme Court defers action on Ind. abortion cases
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Two pending appeals involving Indiana abortion laws were left off the list of rulings announced by the Supreme Court today. The justices may still consider the appeals and will next announce rulings on May 28.
Reuters (5/20) 
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Environmental regulation shifting to the state level
The Trump Administration has delegated more environmental regulatory authority to states. This has led to new state laws on issues such as coal ash disposal, greenhouse gas emissions and pesticides.
The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (5/19),  The Associated Press (5/20) 
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Should Roe v. Wade be overturned?
A growing number of states are enacting restrictive abortion laws, likely to be challenged and appealed to the Supreme Court. The cases will give the new conservative majority on the court the opportunity to overturn or roll back abortion rights granted in the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. This week's question: Should Roe v. Wade be overturned? Select your answer below. You can send us your comments at politics@smartbrief.com. We will post the results on Friday.
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Hershey's revamps candy bar for the 1st time in over a century
Hershey's revamps candy bar for the 1st time in over a century
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The Hershey Company has chosen a new limited-edition design for its classic chocolate bar for the first time in the candy company's 125-year history. The new bar will have an engraving of a popular emoji on each of the 12 squares of chocolate and will be available this summer.
Eater (5/15) 
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