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Roe v. Wade's future is in doubt after historic arguments at Supreme Court
The right to an abortion in the United States appeared to be on shaky ground as a divided Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on the fate of Roe v. Wade, the court's 1973 decision that legalized abortion in the United States. Read more from NPR here.

Jan. 6 panel votes to refer ex-DOJ official Jeffrey Clark for contempt of Congress
The Democratic-led House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol voted Wednesday evening to refer former Trump Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark for criminal contempt of Congress. Read more here.

Most Florida homes are selling at pre-recession prices
Many Florida homes are selling for the same price they were before the Great Recession, making it difficult for first-time buyers to find an affordable home. That's according to William O'Dell, director of the University of Florida's Shimberg Center for Housing Studies. Read more here.

A good read: Did this Republican congressional candidate cast an illegal vote? Florida can't tell
There have been questions about the ability of Jason Mariner to run for Congress with a felony grand theft charge on his record from 2011. Miami station WLRN has identified a different issue relating to his felony convictions: Mariner might have voted illegally in the 2020 presidential election. Read more here.

Omicron now in the U.S.
California has reported its first case of the omicron strain of the coronavirus. Find more details here.