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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Abortion providers celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court striking down major Texas abortion restrictions Monday also begrudgingly acknowledged a daunting reality: The damage is done, and no time soon are women likely to see new clinics replacing about 20 abortion facilities lost since 2013.
US and European stocks tumbled again Monday, while the pound fell to a three-decade low against the dollar as global markets reeled from Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Asian markets had steadied after Britain's surprise June 23 vote to abandon the European Union wiped $2.1 trillion off international equity values Friday. London's FTSE 100 index fell 2.5 percent at closing, masking steeper falls in key sectors likely to be affected by Brexit.
Two ratings agencies downgraded Britain on Monday because of its vote to leave the European Union, citing risks to its economy and political upheaval. Standard & Poor's removed Britain's coveted AAA status, downgrading it by two notches with a long-term negative outlook. "In our opinion, this outcome is a seminal event, and will lead to a less predictable, stable, and effective policy framework in the UK," a statement from the agency read.