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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson delivers the State of the State address Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, in Jefferson City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Faith leaders sue to block Missouri abortion law

- Associated Press

A lawsuit filed on behalf of several Missouri faith leaders on the 50th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision asks a court to throw out the state's abortion law, alleging that lawmakers openly invoked their personal religious beliefs in drafting the measure.

Cannabis vaping products are showcased at Housing Works, New York's first legal cannabis dispensary, Thursday Dec. 29, 2022, in New York. As New York opens more legal outlets for recreational marijuana, some public health advocates want more scrutiny on how marijuana products are being marketed to teens and young adults. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Flavored cannabis marketing is criticized for targeting kids

- Associated Press

When New York's first licensed recreational marijuana outlet opened last month, the chief of the state's Office of Cannabis Management, Chris Alexander, proudly hoisted a tin of watermelon-flavored gummies above the crowd.

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby walks in Westminster on Sept. 14, 2022. The Church of England said Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, it will allow blessings for same-sex, civil marriages for the first time — but its position on gay marriage will not change and same-sex couples will still not be able to marry in its churches. The plans, to be outlined in a report to the General Synod, which meets in London next month, came after five years of debate and consultation on the church's position on sexuality. (Richard Heathcote/Pool Photo via AP)

Church of England refuses to back same-sex marriage

Associated Press

The Church of England said Wednesday it will allow blessings for same-sex, civil marriages for the first time but same-sex couples still will not be allowed to marry in its churches.