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The National Park Service expands its African-American history sites

Sun, 06/26/2022 - 05:00

The National Park Service is trying to include more Black history into the story of America. Some of the proposed sites are painful, others are controversial.

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'Peanuts,' one of the world's most popular cartoons, pushed for Title IX in the 1970s

Sun, 06/26/2022 - 05:00

Peanuts was a place where female athletes saw their presence on the playing field explicitly supported.

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A jury awarded $21M to the family of a pregnant teen shot and killed by police

Sun, 06/26/2022 - 02:52

Undercover Fremont police shot and killed Elena Mondragon in Northern California in March 2017, attorneys said. She was a passenger in a car at the time, according to the complaint.

Ecuador's government has lifted a state of emergency amid an Indigenous-led strike

Sun, 06/26/2022 - 02:08

Ecuador's largest Indigenous organization began a strike two weeks ago to demand gasoline prices be cut, price controls be imposed on agricultural products and a larger budget be set for education.

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Biden must take stronger action on abortion, Senate Democrats say

Sat, 06/25/2022 - 19:15

With Roe v. Wade overturned, Senate Democrats want Biden to use presidential power to ease abortion access and protect those who seek the procedures. But he has limited options.

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At least 1 person is killed in a shooting at a WeatherTech facility near Chicago

Sat, 06/25/2022 - 12:03

Two other people were wounded in the shooting, and a suspect has been taken into custody, police in Bolingbrook, Ill., said.

Pfizer says its tweaked COVID-19 shots boost protection against the omicron variant

Sat, 06/25/2022 - 11:14

Pfizer said that tweaking its vaccine to better target the omicron variant is safe and works — just days before regulators debate whether to offer Americans updated booster shots this fall.

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Biden signs gun safety bill into law

Sat, 06/25/2022 - 09:04

The president's signing comes just over a month after the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, killed 19 children and two adults.

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With Roe v. Wade overturned, disabled people reflect on how it will impact them

Sat, 06/25/2022 - 07:00

Bodily autonomy is a principle of the disability rights movement. With the overturn of Roe v. Wade, people with disabilities worry about how they will be disproportionately affected.

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Graduating Uvalde High School class remembers those killed in mass shooting

Sat, 06/25/2022 - 06:09

School officials praised the students for their strength and resilience through three COVID-19 pandemic years, three changes of principals and then the May 14 mass shooting at Robb Elementary School.

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The Jan. 6 committee has learned some lessons from previous televised hearings

Sat, 06/25/2022 - 05:00

The most telling testimony against the Republican former president has come from Republicans he appointed or who supported him and voted for him (and, in some cases, say they would do so again).

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Monkeypox outbreak in U.S. is bigger than the CDC reports. Testing is 'abysmal'

Sat, 06/25/2022 - 05:00

The testing system set up by the CDC actually deters doctors from ordering a monkeypox test, and many physicians aren't familiar with the disease, resulting in too few tests and little tracking.

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With just 8 abortion clinics, Minnesota may struggle to meet out-of-state demand

Sat, 06/25/2022 - 05:00

With the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, Minnesota will be one of the states where abortion remains legally protected. But legal doesn't necessarily mean accessible, advocates warn.

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At least 18 migrants die in surge to cross Moroccan border fence into Spain's Melilla

Sat, 06/25/2022 - 02:06

A spokesperson for the Spanish government's office in Melilla said about 2,000 people tried to enter, but many were stopped by Spanish and Moroccan forces on either side of the border fence.

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Norwegian police say 2 were killed and at least a dozen hurt in an Oslo mass shooting

Sat, 06/25/2022 - 01:11

A suspect was arrested, a police spokesperson said. It wasn't clear whether the shooting had any connection to the Pride parade that was to be held Saturday in Oslo.

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Juul can keep selling its vaping products in the U.S. — for now

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 20:12

The e-cigarette maker had asked a federal appeals court to pause a ban by the Food and Drug Administration that would have required the company to immediately halt its business.

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What people said outside the Supreme Court after Roe v. Wade was overturned

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 18:07

Demonstrators from both sides of the abortion issue gathered outside the Supreme Court after the justices overturned the constitutional right to an abortion.

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The Supreme Court's majority and dissent opinions on Dobbs reveal a massive schism

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 17:30

"The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion," Justice Samuel Alito wrote for the majority. The court's liberals warn that other rights could now be vulnerable.

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4 months into the Russia-Ukraine war: What happened today (June 24)

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 16:57

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

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The abortion case is named after Thomas Dobbs, who says he has nothing to do with it

Fri, 06/24/2022 - 16:48

The "Dobbs" in the case title refers to Thomas Dobbs, an infectious diseases doctor who became Mississippi's top health officer the same year the state adopted new abortion restrictions.

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