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Abortion rights advocates and abortion rights opponents demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court

Lawyer in a landmark abortion rights case discusses a potential Roe reversal

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — A leaked early draft of a coming Supreme Court decision suggests Roe v. Wade could be struck down. The landmark decision established the constitutional right to abortion and the last major challenge to it came in a 1992 case called Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey. Kathryn Kolbert, an attorney… Read More

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The number of Americans who say they won’t get a COVID shot hasn’t budged in a year

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — West Hansen pilots his muddy Subaru through the industrial landscape of Southeast Texas where he grew up — past Bible churches, donut shops and the silver industrial towers of the refineries. The longtime social worker says he’s given up trying to explain to his clients how safe the COVID-19 vaccines are…. Read More

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From constitutional reform to crisis, Ohio redistricting saga nears federal intervention

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A saga that began nine months ago to implement Ohio’s new redistricting process is now heading towards a federal court decision that could dash the hopes of advocates fighting against partisan gerrymandering. On August 6, 2021, the seven members of the Ohio Redistricting Commission convened and took the oath… Read More

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A guide to Tuesday’s primary election in West Virginia

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Candidates in West Virginia’s primary are hoping for the chance to earn their party’s nominations for the U.S. House or the Legislature. The voting landscape changed after the state’s once-a-decade redistricting was completed last fall. Due to population losses, West Virginia lost one of its three U.S. House seats based on… Read More

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Ohio elections chief rejects claim of election problems by failed gubernatorial candidate

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Joe Blystone, who came in third place in last week’s primary, is questioning the integrity of the May 3 election. But Ohio’s top elections chief said he’s confident the election was legitimate. Secretary of State Frank LaRose, a Republican, said the primary vote is still being… Read More

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Adolescence, trauma, and the power of connecting with an isolated Navajo homeland “Scenes from the Glittering World” on INDEPENDENT LENS, May 16 at 10 pm


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COMING-OF-AGE JOURNEY OF NAVAJO NATION HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IS THE FOCUS OF COMPELLING NEWDOCUMENTARY “SCENES FROM THE GLITTERING WORLD” PREMIERING MAY 16, 2022 on PBS Documentary Chronicles Adolescence for Three Indigenous Students as They Navigate Their Futures and Journey to Connect with Navajo Homeland and Culture Somewhere within the 17 million acres around the borders… Read More