Top US News: Legendary Morley Safer Of ’60 Minutes’ Dies At 84; Bill Passed By Oklahoma Lawmakers Makes Abortions Felony; & More

Top US News: Legendary Morley Safer Of ’60 Minutes’ Dies At 84; Bill Passed By Oklahoma Lawmakers Makes Abortions Felony; & More
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Morley Safer, of ’60 Minutes,’ dies at 84


Morley Safer, a significant member of the CBS’ 60 Minutes team, died Thursday, as reported by Yahoo News. He was 84. Born in 1931, he started with CBS News in 1964; he retired after completing his 46th season with 60 Minutes. He also appeared in the second season of the critically acclaimed House of Cards where he interviewed politician Francis Underwood played by Kevin Spacey.

Bill passed by Oklahoma lawmakers makes abortions felony

According to a new law passed by Oklahoma lawmakers, performing an abortion will be considered a felony, as reported by NPR. While there is no indication whether Governor Mary Fallin will sign the bill or not, abortion rights group say they will sue if the bill comes into effect. The bill came after the Senate voted 33-12, with three abstentions.

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John Berry, founding member of Beastie Boys, dies at 52

Founding member of the Beastie Boys, John Berry, died Thursday, as reported by the Rolling Stone. He was 52. Berry suffered from frontal lobe dementia, which had over time caused the worsening of his health. The members of Beastie Boys, formed in July 1981, included Berry, Mike Diamond, Adam Yauch and Kate Schellenbach. Berry was also part of other bands like Even Worse, Big Fat Love, Highway Stars, and Bourbon Deluxe.

Transgender woman forced out of women’s bathroom in grocery store

Ebony Belcher, a Baltimore City Community College student, said that she was verbally and physically assaulted when she used a women’s bathroom at a grocery store, as reported by CBS News. Belcher, a transgender woman since she was 14, was visiting the bathroom at a grocery store in Washington D.C. when a female security guard came in and forced her to leave. Belcher suffers from Parkinson’s Disease.

Two heirs file claim in music legend Prince’s estate

Two heirs have filed claim in the late music legend Prince’s estate, as reported by Star Tribune. Brianna Nelson and Victoria Nelson are the daughter and granddaughter, respectively, of the late Duane Nelson Sr., one of Prince’s half brothers according to court documents. A special administrator had been appointed to oversee the estate of Prince by his sister Tyka Nelson.

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