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A U.S. judge blocks enforcement of Texas' controversial new abortion law
A federal judge has blocked enforcement of Texas' controversial new abortion law, granting an emergency request from the Justice Department. And in Florida, abortion rights activists are preparing to fight a similar abortion law. Read more about that here.

Surfside Condo Collapse
More than three months since the condo collapse in Surfside killed 98 people, a judge is overseeing the sale of the property, and he's weighing hundreds of competing claims. NPR's Greg Allen talked about the aftermath of the collapse on All Things Considered. Listen to it here.

Democrats say they'll accept the GOP's offer of a temporary debt fix
Democrats say they are willing to accept an offer from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for a short-term lift of the debt limit. But they say they remain unwilling to accept a related demand to use McConnell's preferred procedure to pass a longer suspension of the borrowing cap. Read more here.

More mental health support among Stand With Parkland's legislative priorities ahead of 2022
The organization Stand With Parkland — The National Association Of Families For Safe Schools say they will be pushing for mental health services in schools in the 2022 legislative session. Read more here.

Everglades oil drilling plan may face tougher time with Biden administration
A Texas company’s plans to drill for oil in the Everglades may have a tougher time winning approval under the Biden administration. The President has taken steps to reduce the use of fossil fuels and has attempted to impose a moratorium on new oil and gas leases on federal land. Read more here.

And not so great news for the Goliath grouper
Three decades after the state banned the harvesting of goliath grouper, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved plans Wednesday that would allow about 200 of the fish to be killed annually. Read more here.