Shawn Morris, Privia Health Group CEO, joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss the company’s public debut and its outlook for telehealth.
Shawn Morris, Privia Health Group CEO, joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss the company’s public debut and its outlook for telehealth.
A federal judge refused Thursday to free a Texas man whom authorities have accused of planning an attack on a social media company's facility after he returned home from storming the U.S. Capitol. Guy Wesley Reffitt, one of more than 400 federal defendants charged in the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, has been identified by prosecutors as a member of a militia-style group linked to the anti-government Three Percenters extremist movement. Reffitt bragged about his actions in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6 during a Zoom meeting with two other militia members four days after the siege, according to prosecutors.
Disney second-quarter revenue dropped as the pandemic continued to weigh on its parks and theme parks. Disney+ subscribers more than doubled from a year ago to 103.6 million subscribers as of April 3. Net income attributable to Disney for the three months ended April 3 totaled $901 million, or 49 cents per share.
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Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos via GettyTexas lawmakers have sent Gov. Greg Abbott a bill that would allow anyone in the state to sue over an abortion performed past six weeks—essentially turning right-to-lifers into courthouse vigilantes.The law is a twist on the increasingly popular “heartbeat” laws that ban abortions past the date that a heartbeat can be detected—usually around six weeks’ gestation. (Experts say most embryos do not have a heart at this point, and that the technology is likely picking up an electric signal flutter.) Nine states have passed such six-week bans since 2013; all have been challenged in court and have yet to go into effect.What differentiates Texas’ bill—and what some lawmakers hope will make it more effective—is the ability for private individuals to sue to enforce it. Under the law, any person who believes that an abortion occurred after a fetal heartbeat can be detected can sue—for minimum suggested damages of $10,000. And they can sue any number of people: the abortion provider, an abortion fund that helped pay for it, even a friend or family member who drove the woman to the clinic.“It’s unprecedented, there's no question,” Amy Hagstrom-Miller, CEO of Texas-based abortion clinic Whole Woman’s Health, told The Daily Beast. “The idea that just anybody should be able to police a highly trained physician and their staff—that any Joe on the street can make that claim—is just totally shocking."More than 200 physicians and almost 400 lawyers sent letters to the legislature this month pleading with them not to pass the bill, claiming it contradicts the state constitution and would have a “chilling effect” on a wide swath of medical professionals. Religious leaders held their own press conference at the state capitol to protest it.But the bill sailed through the state House last week, with every Republican representative and one Democrat voting in its favor. (Almost every Republican in the Senate is either an author or sponsor of the bill.) And Gov. Greg Abbott has signaled he will sign it as soon as it reaches his desk.In a press release last week, Texas Right to Life said the bill would “further bolster the ultimate goal of ending all elective abortion.”“After the battle leaves the Texas Capitol, the next stop is the courthouse,” the group said.Rebecca Parma, a legislative assistant for Texas Right to Life, told The Daily Beast the bill is meant largely as a deterrent, and that lawsuits would be filed only if someone is in violation of the law. But Hagstrom-Miller has no doubt that abortion opponents would jump at the opportunity to take matters into their own hands. In many ways, she said, they already have.In 2011, after Hagstrom-Miller made on appearance on The Rachel Maddow Show, a prominent anti-abortion group started sending undercover agents to her clinics and filing complaints with every regulatory agency they could find. At one point, Hagstrom-Miller even had to consent to nurses searching through the clinic’s trash. During the pandemic, she said, anti-abortion protesters deluged the clinics with complaints about improper PPE use and social distancing.The result, she said, is that abortion providers in Texas are “constantly on edge.”“This is not abstract to me,” she said of the bill. “I’ve experienced this kind of use of the regulatory system and now they're going to get carte blanche to use the legal system.”Heartbeat Abortion Bills Were Once a Fringe Idea. Could They Overturn Roe v. Wade?Though the bill does not permit lawsuits against the abortion recipient—focusing instead on those who “aid and abet” the procedure—advocates say it could still have a devastating affect on patients.Dyana Limon-Mercado, executive director of Planned Parenthood Texas Votes, told The Daily Beast about an abortion she received years ago while she was in an abusive relationship. She discovered she was pregnant while trying to leave her partner, she says, and went to her parents for support. Her partner wanted her to continue the pregnancy—in order to secure further control over her, she claims—and he continued to harass both Limon-Mercado and her mother for months after she left.“Had he had other options to inflict harm and harassment on us, he absolutely would have,” she told The Daily Beast. “These aren't theoretical situations.”In fact, some men have already attempted to sue over abortions performed on their ex-partners. Last year, a man in Alabama attempted to sue the clinic where he believed his teenage girlfriend legally obtained abortions pills. A probate judge allowed the man, Ryan Magers, to sue on behalf of the aborted fetus’ estate, but a circuit court judge dismissed the case, noting that Magers did not assert any unlawful conduct on the part of his ex-girlfriend or the clinic. (The U.S. Supreme Court has already struck down laws requiring women to obtain permission from their partners for abortions.)“He may deeply, emotionally, fervently wish that his girlfriend had accepted his pleas to not have an abortion, but she didn’t,” Lucinda Finley, a professor at the University at Buffalo School of Law, told The Daily Beast at the time. “And U.S. constitutional law says it’s her decision, not his.”Experts say Texas’ law could be more difficult to challenge in court than others. Usually, opponents of abortion restrictions sue the state to block and eventually overturn them. (The U.S. Supreme Court overturned an earlier Texas abortion restriction in 2016, after advocates sued the state health commissioner.) But in this case it is private citizens, not the state, tasked with enforcing the law, which could make it more difficult to challenge.Mary Ziegler, an abortion rights historian and professor at Florida State University College of Law, said the bill is the continuation of a 1990s-era strategy to “sue abortion providers out of existence.” In the last decade, she said, abortion foes pivoted away from that strategy and towards passing extreme abortion laws that could pose a constitutional challenge to Roe v Wade. But so far, none of these laws have succeeded in overturning the historic 1973 decision making abortion legal across the country—and that legal fight has gotten costly.“Even earlier this year, states that were passing six-weeks bans [were] being asked questions about ‘Ok, who’s going to pay for this?” Ziegler said.The bill in front of the Texas legislature, she suggested, is a way for Republican lawmakers to “have their cake and eat it too.”“It’s designed to basically be a heartbeat bill without exposing the state to the kind of legal fees and expenses that we’ve seen other states have to pay when they lose lawsuits about this,” Ziegler said. “Texas is trying to find a way to basically outsource its six-week ban.”Despite the challenges, Limon-Mercado said Planned Parenthood and the ACLU are working together on legal strategies should the bill be signed into law.“Planned Parenthood has been providing care in Texas for over 80 years,” she said. “We have a base of a million supporters and growing across the state.”“All of these attacks are unfortunate, they put abortion access further out of reach, they have a real impact on peoples’ lives,” she added. “But at the end of the day, every time the opposition attacks the right to access, our movement grows stronger.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? 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The Duke of Sussex has said his father treated him “the way he was treated” as he revealed that he wanted to "break the cycle" of "genetic pain" for his own children. In an extraordinary, wide-ranging interview, Prince Harry, 36, suggested that he had to move to the United States to ensure his own childhood experiences, as well as those of the Prince of Wales before him, were not replicated. He told American actor Dax Shepard that he realised in his 20s that he did not want the royal “job” or even to be a part of the “operation”, having seen what it did to his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. He compared life in the Royal family to a cross between being on The Truman Show and being in a zoo. It was when he started therapy, following a conversation with Meghan, that he said “the bubble burst,” helping him “pluck his head out of the sand” and realise that he needed to use his position of privilege to help others.
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Canadians have used service as critical lifeline but bus line has struggled with declining revenues A Greyhound bus is parked at a bus terminal in Ottawa. Photograph: Blair Gable/Reuters Greyhound Canada will permanently cease its intercity bus operations, the company has announced, as losses mounted and ridership plunged from the effects of coronavirus pandemic. News of the company’s exit comes as a heavy blow to rural communities across the country, which have relied on the company’s services for nearly a century. “It’s been a very tough decision and one we’ve taken with a heavy heart,” Stuart Kendrick, senior vice-president of Greyhound Canada, told the Canadian Press on Thursday. “It’s been a lifeline for many Canadians for more than 90 years. This will have a massive impact.” Without a nationalized bus network, Canadians in rural swaths of the country have used Greyhound, owned by the UK-based FirstGroup, as a critical intercity transit service. But the bus line has struggled with declining revenues in recent years, as more people shift to personal automobiles. It has also increasingly found itself competing against VIA Rail, the country’s national rail service, as well as subsidized transit systems and new competitors. Greyhound foreshadowed its demise in 2018, announcing it would be its operations in western Canada amid mounting losses and dwindling ridership. Greyhound’s permanent exit from Canada will hit Indigenous communities hard, many of which have long relied on the intercity bus network as both a necessary link to neighbouring cities and towns and a safe way to travel. Canada’s National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls called for increased access to safe intercity transit as one of its recommendations. The bus service has also been critical for women fleeing domestic abuse. “[Women at risk] could perhaps be pushed into more vulnerable kinds of situations where they might hitchhike – and I have seen that happen – therefore putting them at greater risk, not only of violence, but potentially homicide as well,” Josie Nepinak of the Awo Taan Healing Lodge told the Canadian Press in 2018, following news that the company was ending its western operations. Last May, as the coronavirus pandemic halted travel throughout the country, Greyhound Canada announced it would suspend its operations, laying off 260 employees. “Our service is reliant on the fare box – we are not able to sustain operations with a significant reduction in ridership and the corresponding revenue loss,” the company said in a statement on Thursday, adding that it had approached the government for aid – but called the offers “negligible”. The company’s American affiliate, Greyhound Lines Inc, will continue to operate cross-border routes once the Canada-United States border reopens. “This could have been avoided if our federal and provincial governments actually cared about those in remote communities who relied on intercity bus service,” said John Di Nino, president of the Canadian branch of the Amalgamated Transit Union. “The closure of intercity transit today has torn a hole in the fabric of our country, which will take decades to repair.”
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The woman poised to be the first female secretary of the Army told Congress Thursday that combating sexual assault and harassment is a top priority, and said greater prevention is needed, including more training to encourage soldiers to step in when they see bad behavior by others. Christine Wormuth, who led President Joe Biden's transition team at the Pentagon, got an overwhelmingly warm reception from members of the Senate Armed Services Committee. If confirmed, she would be one of the more powerful officials in a defense establishment long dominated by men, and she would be the second woman named to a top Pentagon role by Biden.
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