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The Idaho Supreme Court says Idaho’s strict abortion bans will be allowed to take effect while legal challenges play out in court. The state's highest court made the ruling late Friday afternoon. A doctor and a regional Planned Parenthood affiliate sued the state earlier this year over three anti-abortion laws, all of which were designed to take effect this year now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade. Under the new ruling, a near-total criminalizing all abortions takes effect Aug. 25. The law says anyone performing or assisting with an abortion may be charged with a felony, but physicians can attempt to defend themselves by saying the procedure was necessary to save a life.

Chicago police say an officer has shot a person on the city’s near West Side in the second shooting by a Chicago Police Department officer in less than 24 hours. Police issued a statement saying officers stopped a vehicle and observed someone inside with a gun, at which time one officer fired their gun, striking the person. That person was taken to a hospital and an officer has gone to a hospital for observation. Around 11 p.m. Thursday, a 40-year-old man was shot during a struggle with officers in a South Side neighborhood. The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating both incidents.

Indiana University and Purdue University officials say they will split up control of the Indianapolis campus that the schools have shared for more than 50 years. The academic division announced Friday is set to take effect in 2024. The new IU Indianapolis will continuing to operate much of the 27,000-student campus and programs in areas including business, science, law, nursing and liberal arts. Purdue said it will control engineering, computer science and technology programs, with an aim to increase their enrollments and coordinate them more with the main Purdue campus in West Lafayette.  Leaders from both schools said the changes will allow IU and Purdue to highlight and grow their academic programs and research presence in the city.


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