July 8: Biden to sign executive order on abortion, Japan ex-PM shot

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Good morning! It’s Friday July 8, 2022. Here’s a look at your news across the nation:

1. Facing pressure, Biden to sign order on abortion access

President Joe Biden speaks before he awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 17 people at the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 7, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

2. Ex-leader Shinzo Abe fatally shot in shock Japan attack

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FILE – Japan’s outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to the media as he arrives at the prime minister’s office for a cabinet meeting in Tokyo on Sept. 16, 2020. Japan’s NHK TV says on Friday, July 7, 2022, former Prime Minister Abe apparently was shot at and collapsed during a campaign speech. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

3. ‘Merchant of Death’ lawyer: Swap for Griner, Whelan is ‘no brainer’

4. What families affected by homicide need most after tragedy

A vigil for 530 unsolved homicides held in Independence, Missouri in 2021. Photo courtesy of Michelle Norris & Corey’s Network.

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