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Weekly News Briefs: June 27

Local

Delta pilots protest for higher compensation

Delta Air Lines pilots picketed at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Friday in order to protest the company’s lack of proper compensation for pilots. In December, the Delta pilots union submitted a proposal which called for proper compensation, and since then have been in negotiations with Delta. John Malone, chairman of the union, told Wabe that the picketing took place in order to encourage Delta to prioritize and conclude the negotiation with the Union.

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National

Supreme Court ruling to come out on controversial abortion laws in Texas

A ruling of the Supreme Court is expected to come out Monday morning which will determine whether two controversial Texas abortion laws are constitutional. In 2015, Texas required by law that abortion clinics needed to upgrade their facilities to clinic-like standards, and that doctors who worked at the clinics needed to have admission privileges at nearby hospitals. However, the Supreme Court argued that the laws created an “undue burden” for women who wished to have an abortion, according to CNN. While it looked like it was going to be a 5-4 vote, after Scalia’s death many have speculated that a tie is possible which would mean the laws would remain in place.

 

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Global

Over $2 trillion lost off markets after Brexit

In the June 23 referendum, the British voted to leave the European Union, with a 52 to 48 percent vote. European markets were hit the worst, some facing over a 12 percent decline, creating what the Standard & Poor’s Dow Jones Indices named the biggest daily loss ever. In total, the vote has estimated to cause markets a $2 trillion loss, which according to NBC News, is worst than the 1987 stock market crash and the 2008 bankruptcy.

 

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