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    The end of Roe v. Wade started in the Senate. The Senate Republican partnership with President Donald Trump to confirm conservative justices paved the way for the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on abortion rights. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell set the strategy in motion years ago, changing the Senate’s rules to achieve its goal. Trump and McConnell also had the backing of almost all Republican senators. Lawmakers head into the midterm elections in November with control of Congress at stake and elections serving as a referendum on the future of abortion access. Democrats vow legislation to protect abortion access and Republicans want to impose further limits.

      The South Carolina General Assembly is returning to Columbia on Tuesday to consider nearly $53 million in local projects that Gov. Henry McMaster wants out of the $13.8 billion state budget. All the money went toward items put in by lawmakers for local concerns, like $25 million to help pay for a quantum computer facility in Columbia, $7 million for a cultural welcome center in Orangeburg and $500,000 to improve the stadium at Summerville High School. McMaster says he allowed projects where lawmakers detailed exactly who got the money and where it was going.

        Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Billy Davis Jr, Robert Davi, Mick Jones, Chris Isaak, Colin Greenwood,  Paul Thomas Anderson, Sean Hayes, Chris O’Donnell, Nick Offerman, Derek Jeter, Gretchen Wilson and Nathan Followill. 

          Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko says Russia has targeted the Ukrainian capital. Several explosions rocked the west of the city, with at least two residential buildings struck. AP journalists saw rescue services battling flames and rescuing civilians. Klitschko said four people were hospitalized and that a 7-year-old girl was pulled alive from the rubble. Lawmaker Oleksiy Goncharenko wrote on the Telegram messaging app that preliminary data suggest 14 missiles were launched against the Kyiv region and city. Meanwhile, Russian forces have been seeking to swallow up the last remaining Ukrainian stronghold in the eastern Luhansk region, pressing their momentum after taking full control Saturday of the charred ruins of the city of Sievierodonetsk.

            In 1959, Ingemar Johansson knocks out Floyd Patterson in the third round at Yankee Stadium to win the world heavyweight title. See more sports moments from this date:


            Here are the Walworth County’s weekly criminal complaints from June 15-20. The cases still need to make their way through the Walworth County Court System. All information is from criminal complaints filed in Walworth County Circuit Court. To follow the cases, go to