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Illinois Governor Signs Bill Scrapping Third-Trimester Abortion Restrictions
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Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday signed a wide-ranging bill protecting abortion rights in the state.The Reproductive Health Act states that "a fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus does not have independent rights under the laws of this state" and that an individual has a "fundamental right" to abortion."If you believe in standing up for women's fundamental rights, […]

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The Latest: Japanese leader seeks to cool US-Iran tensions
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The leader of Japan is visiting Iran to warn that an “accidental conflict” could be sparked amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivered that message just hours after Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi rebels attacked an airport in Saudi Arabia, wounding 26 people. Abe’s trip is the highest-level effort yet to […]

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Trump announces 1,000 extra troops for Poland
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US President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he will send 1,000 more troops to Poland to counter Russia, while criticizing Germany for making itself a “hostage” to Moscow by over-relying on Russian energy supplies. Details of the troop boost were thin but they fell far short of Poland’s long-running hope for a permanent major US military […]

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Kevin Durant has surgery for torn right Achilles tendon
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The Warriors' worst fears were confirmed: Kevin Durant suffered a torn right Achilles tendon in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night.       

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Blues complete amazing comeback with 4-1 win against Bruins for first Stanley Cup title
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The St. Louis Blues, in last place on Jan. 2, beat Boston Bruins for franchise's first Stanley Cup behind Jordan Binnington's rookie-record 16th win.       

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A 'true horror' story for black Americans
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The wrongful arrest of five black boys is being retold to a new audience in a new TV series.

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Syria says Israel hit military position in country's south
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Syria’s state-run news agency said Wednesday that Israel attacked a military position in southern Syria, causing material damage. SANA said Syrian air defenses were able to shoot down some of the Israeli missiles before they reached their target during the early morning attack on al-Harra hill. The agency said that “after the aggression,” the Israeli […]

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$1.6B pipeline proposed to move North Dakota crude oil
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Two companies are proposing a $1.6 billion pipeline to move North Dakota crude oil, making it the biggest such project to move oil out of the state since the Dakota Access pipeline that sparked violent clashes between protesters and law enforcement in 2016 and 2017. Houston-based Phillips 66 and Casper, Wyoming-based Bridger Pipeline announced the […]

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Opinion: US women owe no apologies for celebrating 13-0 blowout of Thailand
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The U.S. women beat Thailand 13-0 in its World Cup opener. How's that any different than a college football team running up the score?       

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