First Read's Morning Clips: Supreme Court blocks Louisiana abortion law

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Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. waits for the arrival of former President George H.W. Bush at the U.S Capitol Rotunda on December 3, 2018. Copyright Jabin Botsford Pool via Getty Images
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A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day.


TRUMP AGENDA: Supreme Court blocks Louisiana abortion law

The Supreme Court has blockeda Louisiana abortion law, with Justice John Roberts joining liberals for a 5-4 ruling. (Brett Kavanaugh dissented, however…)

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Paul Manafortkept working in Ukraine even after the Mueller indictment.

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Rep. Rob Woodall won't seek reelection.

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