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Wyoming's governor has signed a law prohibiting abortion pills

Sat, 03/18/2023 - 00:58

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon signed a bill Friday night prohibiting abortion pills in the state and also allowed a separate measure restricting abortion to become law without his signature.

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Fairleigh Dickinson stuns top-seeded Purdue during March Madness

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 21:36

Fairleigh Dickinson became the second No. 16 seed in history to win an NCAA Tournament game, thanks to a relentless, hustling defense.

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Judge to decide in April whether to delay prison for Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 16:59

Holmes was sentenced to 11 years in prison for defrauding investors out of more than $100 million. Now, she has asked a judge to remain free on bail until her appeal is heard.

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They performed with Bono and The Edge (after their parents told them who they are)

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 16:53

Or perhaps Bono and The Edge performed with them.

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Read the transcript: What happened inside the federal hearing on abortion pills

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 16:49

Read the transcript from Wednesday's hearing before Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk in a federal case that could decide the future of access to a major abortion pill.

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Ohio becomes latest Republican state to leave a key voting data partnership

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 16:43

Six GOP-led states have now pulled out of the Electronic Registration Information Center, despite it being considered one of the best tools states have to detect voter fraud.

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Lance Reddick, star of 'John Wick' and 'The Wire,' dead at 60

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 16:27

Reddick was found dead at his Los Angeles home Friday. He died of natural causes.

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Locals look for silver linings as Amazon hits pause on its new HQ

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 16:11

Amazon's announcement of a pause in development of its second headquarters, in suburban Washington, D.C., is raising questions about the impact on the local economy.

New Orleans Police Department taps civilians amid an officer shortage

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 16:11

Many police departments accept they may never get the number of officers they used to have. The New Orleans PD is "retooling" for a new reality that includes handing some duties to civilians.

After this week's bank failures, some encouraging signs, but worries persist

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 16:11

A look back on the past week in banking news, explained.

Here's what the latest version of ChatGPT gets right — and wrong

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 16:11

Open AI released a new version of ChatGPT this week. It claims GPT-4 is more powerful than ever, and could even do your taxes. But a quick test drive revealed some problems.

What to watch for after a volatile week on Wall Street

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 16:11

Markets have been volatile since Silicon Valley Bank collapsed, amid fears of wider problems with the banking system. Days away from a critical Federal Reserve meeting, they're even more on edge.

Recruiting troubles accelerate Army's plan to bring back 'Be All You Can Be'

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 16:11

Faced with a recruiting crisis, the Army has dusted off one of its most popular slogans: "Be All You Can Be." But will that prove popular with a new generation of potential recruits?

Cyclone Freddy shattered records. People lost everything. How does the healing begin?

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 15:22

The countries hit by this unprecedented storm now must help survivors who may have lost nearly everything. We talk to an aid worker on the ground in Mozambique for insights.

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What is Babesiosis? A rare tick-borne disease is on the rise in the Northeast

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 14:54

Lyme Disease isn't the only tick-driven illness that residents of the northeast should worry about. The CDC says cases of Babesiosis, which can cause flu-like symptoms, are on the rise in 8 states.

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WHO calls on China to share data on raccoon dog link to pandemic. Here's what we know

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 14:04

Data was released briefly, then rescinded. As NPR reported previously, there is already strong evidence pointing to these animals in the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan.

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Ford recalls 1.5 million vehicles over problems with brake hoses and windshield wipers

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 13:41

The automaker is recalling nearly 1.3 million 2013-2018 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans, as well as 220,000 F-150 pickups from 2021. Here's what to do if your vehicle might be affected.

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Turkey says it will ratify Finland's bid to join NATO

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 12:16

"NATO will become stronger with Finland's membership and thus, I believe, will play an active role in maintaining global security and stability," Turkey's president said Friday.

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The International Criminal Court issues an arrest warrant for Putin

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 12:15

The ICC has issued warrants for the Russian president and his children's rights commissioner for alleged war crimes involving accusations that Russia has forcibly taken Ukrainian children.

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Biden wants Congress to boost penalties for executives when mid-sized banks fail

Fri, 03/17/2023 - 12:12

President Biden said the current law limits his administration's power to hold executives responsible when mid-sized banks fail due to mismanagement.

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