Over 500 abortion ban protests take place across US – live



Reproductive rights activists are holding a day of action amid a flurry of near-total abortion bans passing through state legislaturesSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 9.04pm BST HUD Secretary Ben Carson makes light of his slip-up at a hearing earlier today – where he mixed up the real estate term REOs and the cookie Oreos – and offers up a pack of the cookies for Rep. Katie Porter, who questioned him.OH, REO! Thanks, @RepKatiePorter. Enjoying a few post-hearing snacks. Sending some your way! pic.twitter.com/q4MMTBWVUI 8.59pm BST HUD Secretary Ben Carson defended his plan today to evict undocumented immigrants and their US citizen children from subsidized housing.“It seems only logical that taxpaying American citizens should be taken care of first,” Carson said during congressional hearing, the Washington Post reports. Continue reading…



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