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Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams flew to Los Angeles this week to encourage Hollywood executives and industry officials not to go through with boycotting Georgia over the state’s new heartbeat abortion law. The film industry has threatened to boycott Georgia due to the controversial law, which makes abortions illegal once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. That typically occurs around six weeks into a pregnancy, often before women realize they are pregnant. Though she doesn’t hold office, Abrams told Atlanta’s WSB-TV that her “mission is to make sure these jobs stay in Georgia.” She met with executives, producers, actors and low-level behind-the-scenes staffers to convince them that pulling business from Georgia would be premature. — Fox News
Maine legalized assisted suicide on Wednesday, becoming the eighth state to allow terminally ill people to end their lives. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed the Maine Death with Dignity Act, allowing doctors to prescribe terminally ill patients a fatal dose of medication, two decades after Oregon first legalized the procedure. California, Colorado, Hawaii, Vermont, Washington, New Jersey and the District of Columbia have similar laws. The Maine bill says getting or giving life-ending medication does not qualify as suicide under state law, effectively legalizing the practice often called medically-assisted suicide. — USA Today
A South Carolina mom was arrested last month after she reportedly entered her child’s school without authorization, shouted “threateningly” at several eight- and nine-year-olds and went on a curse-filled tirade against a teacher, according to a report. Jamie Louise Rathburn was reportedly upset that the school was not doing enough to stop bullying against her son, Fox Carolina reported. In a statement, Greenbrier Elementary School said they had met with Rathburn about the bullying, were taking active steps to stop the behavior and were giving her regular updates on the situation. — Fox News
Before an angry Tennessee community lashed out at police, injuring two dozen officers, federal law enforcement agents killed Brandon Webber near what authorities believe was one of his family member's north Memphis home. It was about 7 p.m. Wednesday when officers from the U.S. Marshals Service "encountered" Webber at the home in Memphis' Frayser neighborhood, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said. Given that marshals are charged with apprehending dangerous fugitives and Webber had multiple felony warrants, according to the bureau, it seems unlikely the encounter was a chance one. — CNN