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Instagram and Facebook begin removing posts offering abortion pills

Tue, 06/28/2022 - 00:27

Social media posts ostensibly aimed to help women living in states where preexisting laws banning abortion suddenly snapped into effect last Friday.

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At least 40 are reported found dead in back of tractor trailer in South Texas

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 22:32

A U.S. official says at least 40 people have been found dead inside a tractor-trailer in a presumed migrant smuggling attempt in South Texas.

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The Supreme Court's abortion ruling shifts legal battles to state courts

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 21:02

Judges temporarily blocked abortion bans Monday in Louisiana and Utah, while abortion rights advocates challenged laws in Texas, Idaho, Kentucky and Mississippi.

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Some cities cancel Fourth of July fireworks because of shortages and fire concerns

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 20:46

Some major fireworks displays are canceled again this year — some over wildfire concerns amid dry weather and others because of enduring pandemic-related staffing and supply chain issues.

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Idaho's fight against the far right, then and now

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 17:01

The arrest of white nationalists in North Idaho gained national attention. But it has deeper significance for residents who say the region has a history of attracting — and fighting — extremists.

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Russia-Ukraine war: What happened today (June 27)

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 16:59

A roundup of key developments and the latest in-depth coverage of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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An Amtrak train collides with a truck and derails in Missouri

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 16:48

Social media posts from the scene show several rail cars on their sides. The Missouri Highway Patrol said eight cars derailed.

We're asking all immigrants — what does the 4th of July mean to you?

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 15:21

This Fourth of July, we want to hear from people who immigrated to the U.S. about what the day means to you. How do you celebrate? Did America live up to the promise it held when you moved here?

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Visual artist Sam Gilliam has died at 88

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 15:05

The Washington, D.C.-based painter became famous for his Drape works — vibrantly painted pieces of fabric that he hung by clips and could never be presented the same way twice.

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Jan. 6 Committee schedules last-minute hearing for Tuesday

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 13:34

The Jan. 6 Committee investigating the attack on the Capitol will hold its sixth hearing tomorrow after previously announcing there would be no more hearings until July.

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In Michigan, abortion could come down to voters in November

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 09:47

Abortion is still legal in Michigan but it's the subject of litigation, is moving toward the ballot as a state constitutional amendment and will be a big issue in the competitive race for governor.

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Democrats are bankrolling ads promoting fringe Republican candidates. Here's why

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 08:27

As the midterm primary season rolls along, voters may have noticed a strange phenomenon of political advertising: Democrats paying for ads supporting Republican candidates.

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More than 300 LGBTQ activists in Istanbul are released after being detained

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 05:30

The once-annual Pride march has been banned since 2015 when police used tear gas and water cannons after a last-minute ban to disperse crowds.

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What's happening with Russia's 1st default on foreign debt in a century

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 05:07

The clock ran out on Russia's payments. But there's a twist: Russia does not consider itself in default because the country has the money, just its payments have been blocked by Western sanctions.

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Why Russia says it has not defaulted on its foreign debt

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 05:07

Russia appears to have defaulted on foreign-currency debt for the first time in over a century. But it does not consider itself in default because its payments have been blocked by Western sanctions.

Some of the country's richest people try to influence the Illinois race for governor

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 05:01

Democrat and billionaire Gov. JB Pritzker is not only funding his own campaign but also running ads for GOP frontrunner Darren Bailey. Billionaire Ken Griffin is funding Republican Richard Irvin.

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As states ban abortion, Californians open their arms and wallets

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 05:01

With roughly half of U.S. states likely to ban abortion, volunteers in California are mobilizing to help women travel there for care. State lawmakers want to support some of those efforts too.

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Street Symphony plays in harmony with Skid Row's 'sacred spaces'

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 05:00

Vijay Gupta was a 19-year-old violin prodigy when he joined the LA Philharmonic. Now he runs Street Symphony, an organization bringing music to clinics, jails and homeless shelters on Skid Row.

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The end of Roe v. Wade has huge economic implications for male partners, too

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 05:00

Research is more limited, but shows men that who become parents younger than planned are less likely to go to college and have lower earnings.

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In N.Y.'s primary, 2 Democrats and 4 Republicans are running to oust Gov. Hochul

Mon, 06/27/2022 - 05:00

Gov. Kathy Hochul is seeking a full term after succeeding Andrew Cuomo who resigned last year. If elected in November, she would be the first woman chosen by voters as New York's governor.

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