Last updated on: 1/10/2022 | Author: ProCon.org

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Majority of Americans Identify as Pro-Choice & Are Opposed to Overturning Roe v. Wade
6/2/2022 -

A June 2, 2022 Gallup poll found 58% of Americans are opposed to overturning Roe v. Wade, and 55% of Americans identified as “pro-choice.”

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Flight Restrictions to Cuba Lifted
6/2/2022 -

On June 1, 2022, the US Transportation Department (USDOT) lifted Trump-era restrictions on flights to Cuba, including bans on American flights to airports in Camaguey, Cayo Coco, Cayo Largo, Cienfuegos, Manzanillo, Matanzas, and Santiago de Cuba.

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Updated: Death Row Inmates
5/24/2022 -

Find the most current information on death row inmates in the US, including the number of death row inmates, average time spent on death row before execution, the year each inmate was sentenced to death, demographic information, criminal histories, and removals from death row for reasons other than execution.

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Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin Restores Voting Rights to 3,496 People with Felony Convictions
5/24/2022 -

Continuing the policies of his predecessors since 2014, Youngkin announced he would restore voting (and other civil) rights to 3,496 people with felony convictions who have completed their sentences. The Youngkin administration stated rights would be restored “on an ongoing basis.”

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Biden Administration to Fund $3.5 Billion in Carbon Dioxide Removal via Direct Air Capture
5/23/2022 -

Part of the 2021 infrastructure bill, the carbon capture plan is part of $6.5 billion promised in the law for carbon management. The initiative will build four carbon capture hubs around the country, which are expected to pull a minimum of one million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air yearly.

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UPDATED: Should Abortion Be Legal?
5/23/2022 -

Explore new and updated arguments, history, and other resources.

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Biden Administration Eases Cuba Restrictions
5/17/2022 -

The Biden Administration announced a relaxation of some Trump-era restrictions on May 17, 2022, including “reinstating the Cuba Family Reunification Parole program and increasing consular services, …lifting a $1,000 cap on family remittances, increasing support for Cuban entrepreneurs and expanding authorized travel.”

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ProCon Internet Survey Results
5/4/2022 -

Between Apr. 28, 2021, and Apr. 28, 2022, ProCon asked readers their thoughts on how the internet affects their brains and whether online information is reliable and trustworthy. See the results now.

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Record Number of Cuban Migrants Arrive to US via Mexico Border
5/4/2022 -

Almost 79,000 Cubans have arrived at the US/Mexico border in the 2022 fiscal year, the highest number since the Mariel boatlift in 1980 when 125,000 Cubans migrated.

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US Supreme Court Leaked Draft Ruling Indicates Court Will Overturn Roe v. Wade
5/3/2022 -

A first draft majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito indicated the court would overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. The final opinion, which could be different than the leak, is not due to be published by the Supreme Court until late June 2022.

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SpaceX Mission AX-1 Returns to Earth
4/25/2022 -

The mission took three paying customers and a former NASA astronaut to the ISS.

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US Supreme Court Rules Puerto Ricans Not Entitled to Some Federal Benefits
4/21/2022 -

The US Supreme Court ruled on Apr. 21, 2022 that Puerto Ricans do not have a constitutional right to some federal benefits, including Supplemental Security Income. The ruling could be applied by Congress to other benefits such as Medicare and Social Security, even though Puerto Ricans pay federal taxes.

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Georgia Becomes Constitutional Carry State
4/13/2022 -

Georgia joins 23 other states in not requiring concealed carry permits for handguns.

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First American Space Tourism Capsule Docked at ISS
4/11/2022 -

On Apr. 8, 2022, a SpaceX capsule launched, carrying three paying customers and a former NASA astronaut on a 10-day roundtrip to the International Space Station (ISS).

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American Lung Association Says Switch to Zero-Emission Transportation and Non-Combustion Electricity Could Save 110,000 Lives
4/8/2022 -

The report lists benefits between 2020 and 2050 including: $1.2 trillion in health benefits, 110,000 lives saved, over 2.7 million asthma attacks avoided (among those aged 6-18 years), and a savings of 13.4 million lost work days.

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