‘Pivotal moment’: CDC chief issues stark warning over surge in Delta Covid variant – live

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Unemployed workers are pushing for reforms and changes to America’s unemployment insurance system after millions of workers experienced severe problems in receiving benefits throughout the pandemic.

Workers across America faced long delays in receiving unemployment benefits as state systems were quickly overwhelmed with the mass influx of applications that caused months-long backlogs. Meanwhile, workers who made errors on their applications, had missing records or had their claims flagged had their benefits stopped – and often had difficulty restarting them once problems were resolved.

Related: ‘My savings were gone’: millions who lost work during Covid faced benefit system chaos

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Mississippi’s attorney general urged the supreme court to overturn Roe v Wade, saying it was “egregiously wrong”. He also asked the court to allow a controversial law that bans abortions after 15 weeks to go into effect in Mississippi.

“The conclusion that abortion is a constitutional right has no basis in text, structure, history, or tradition,” said attorney general Lynn Fitch in a brief.

Related: ‘Alarm bells are ringing’: activists brace for US abortion case that could rip up precedent

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