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What’s going on today:
- The DOJ has asked a judge to temporarily stop the Texas abortion law from being enforced. Texas’ restrictive abortion law, which bans all abortions after the sixth week of pregnancy, went into effect on September 1. On Tuesday, the DOJ filed an emergency motion asking a federal judge for a temporary restraining order that would stop Texas from implementing the law.
- Gov. Gavin Newsom will remain governor of California. Insider and Decision Desk HQ called the California recall election for Gov. Newsom at 8:21 p.m. PT. At a press conference Tuesday evening, Newsom thanked Californians for voting but warned that “Trumpism is not defeated in this country.“
- Larry Elder concedes defeat and hints at his next move. Speaking to his supporters on Tuesday night, conservative radio host Larry Elder said, “We recognize that we lost the battle, but we are certainly going to win the war.” Elder was the leading GOP candidate in the recall election. He hinted at a possible political move in his future, telling supporters to “stay tuned.”
- Nearly 1,500 dolphins were slaughtered in the Faroe Islands. The killings are part of a Faroe Islands tradition that’s held every summer, but animal activists were furious over the scale of this year’s slaughter. Footage shared by activist groups on Twitter showed the waters around the beach stained red from the blood.
- BTS is sworn in as presidential envoys. South Korean President Moon Jae-In appointed the massively popular, seven-member boy band as envoys in July. On Tuesday, they were sworn into their new titles. Next up, they will accompany Moon to the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.
That’s all for now – see you tomorrow.
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