Christian web designer Lorie Smith in front of the Supreme Court

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Splitting along ideological lines and citing the First Amendment, how did the Supreme Court rule in a case where a Christian web designer refused to make wedding websites for same-sex couples?

Biden speaking at the White House

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Again splitting along 6-3 ideological lines, which of the Biden administration’s plans—a particularly important policy for younger voters—did the Supreme Court strike down yesterday?

The student loan forgiveness plan aimed to cancel up to $20,000 in debt per eligible borrower, costing over $400 billion. The court ruled it is an unlawful use of presidential power because it was not approved by Congress. This ruling impacts 43 million Americans, and puts pressure on the Biden administration to find a legally sound alternative.

Diet coke


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This month, the World Health Organization is expected to announce that this ingredient, commonly found in diet sodas and chewing gum, is a possible carcinogen.

Aspartame is an artificial sweetener 200x more potent than regular sugar, and is used in thousands of products. The anticipated ruling does not consider safe consumption levels. To date, over 500 substances have been identified as definitive, probable, or possible carcinogens for humans, including processed meat and UV rays.

“Lady With a Fan” painting


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Which Austrian artist's painting Lady With a Fan was sold in London for $108.4 million, the highest price ever in a European public auction?

Klimt completed Lady With a Fan in 1918, the year he died. It depicts an unknown model with Chinese motifs in the background, such as a phoenix representing eternal life and lotus blossoms representing love. The painting was purchased by a Hong Kong collector, marking a significant moment for London's art market post-Brexit.

Bud Light cans

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Bud Light has experienced a significant drop in demand, with prices cheaper than water in some grocery stories. What controversial advertising decision triggered an online boycott of the brand?

Bud Light, previously the top-selling beer in the US, has seen a huge decrease in sales following an online boycott. This backlash was triggered by a promotional campaign featuring transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney, which caused an uproar among conservative customers. The boycott has led to a 29% drop in sales and a 15% decrease in Anheuser-Busch's stock value.