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Ketanji Brown Jackson has become the first black woman to be appointed to the United States' highest court.
The fifty-one-year-old Harvard graduate, will replace Associate Justice Stephen Breyer on the Supreme Court.
The one-hundred-sixteenth justice will become the sixth woman and third black person to serve on the Supreme Court since 1789 when it was founded.
She will join the liberal bloc of the court with a six to three conservative majority.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency does not have the authority to require states to decarbonize their electricity sectors.
The decision, made in a 6 to 3 vote on Thursday, is likely to hinder the U.S.' ability to curb emissions and meet its target of limiting temperature increases to 1.5-degrees Celsius by 2030.
This comes after West Virginia along with 18 other mostly-Republican states and a number of major coal companies sued the environmental agency over an Obama-era regulation, called the "Clean Power Plan".
The measure was meant to reduce greenhouse gasses from coal-fired power plants, but it never took effect due to the ongoing legal challenge.

A judge in Florida has blocked the state from enforcing bans or restrictions on abortion.
This follows the state's new law banning abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy, which was due to come into effect on July 1st.
Florida is one of many states looking to bring in new laws following the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v Wade a week earlier.
However, a Tallahassee-based Circuit Court Judge said on Thursday that the state's new law is unconstitutional.
The judge made the decision following a petition from abortion rights groups meant to temporarily stop the ban.
For now abortion in Florida will remain legal until the 24th week of pregnancy.
More petitions have been filed in other states by abortion rights groups to try and halt the so-called "trigger laws" designed to come into effect when Roe v Wade was overturned.

The Philippines wakes up this morning to a new president, as Ferdinand Marcos Junior has officially been sworn in.
The ceremony on Thursday restored one of the country's most notorious political dynasties 36 years after the ousting of Marcos Jr.'s father, the former dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
Speaking during his inauguration, the new president praised the accomplishments of his father, promising to emulate him, and fulfil his campaign pledges.

"We will build back better by doing things in the light of the experiences that we have had, both good and bad. It doesn't matter, no looking back in anger or nostalgia."

His election victory from May 9th came as the result of a decades-long effort to alter public perceptions of the family.

A casting of one of the most iconic sculptures in the world, Auguste Rodin's "The Thinker", has been sold for 11.1 million U.S. dollars.
Going under the hammer in Paris on Thursday, the piece of art met selling estimates from Christie's auction house, which predicted it would fetch between nine-to 14 million dollars.
It is one of roughly 40 authentic castings which were enlarged from the original 70-centimeter tall piece after it gained prominence.
Originally made in 1880, "The Thinker" was initially called "The Poet" by the French sculptor, and was meant to represent the Italian philosopher Dante.

Matthew Ashley, Arirang News.
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