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A Supreme Court case in March will test the new five-member conservative majority. If justices strike federal abortion protections, look for a state-by-state quilt of abortion "deserts" and "havens."
Jan. 21, 2020
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The vice mayor of a town located near Taal Volcano, which began spewing ash and steam last week, has urged people to defy warnings from authorities and to "come back and clean up."
Jan. 21, 2020
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Meng Hongwei, the global police agency's first Chinese president, disappeared in 2018 only to turn up in custody in China. Meng pleaded guilty last year to accepting more than $2 million in bribes.
Jan. 21, 2020
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The for-profit hospice industry has grown, allowing more Americans to die at home. But few family members realize that "hospice care" still means they'll do most of the physical and emotional work.
Jan. 21, 2020
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The Senate majority leader is planning for each side in the impeachment trial to have 24 hours to present their case, spread over two days. Democrats object to that idea.
Jan. 21, 2020
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The 2020 census officially starts in an Alaskan fishing village along the Bering Sea. Starting the count there in January, when the ground is frozen, makes it easier to reach far-flung communities.
Jan. 21, 2020
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More than 40% believe the U.S. is not very prepared to keep this year's election safe. The results paint a picture of a polarized electorate wary about what it reads and the fairness of elections.
Jan. 21, 2020
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Fed up with what they say is rampant corruption, protesters are demanding the resignation of Gov. Wanda Vázquez, who just months ago served as the island's Justice Secretary.
Jan. 20, 2020
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After closing a bridge linking Guatemala with Mexico, a caravan of Central American migrants waded across a river connecting the countries but their journey is being stopped by Mexican troops.
Jan. 20, 2020
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NPR reported on Friday that the ticket for a two-hour ride between Chicago and Bloomington-Normal, Ill., stations usually costs $16. Amtrak had based the higher price on adjustments to train cars.
Jan. 20, 2020
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"This is about losing one of the base freedoms that we have," a gun rights backer says in Richmond. The rally drew an estimated 22,000 people; officials say one person was arrested.
Jan. 20, 2020
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Canberra, Melbourne and other areas of southeast Australia were hit by golf-ball-sized hail that destroyed car windshields, killed birds and shredded the leaves off trees.
Jan. 20, 2020
Investigators are sifting through the remains of seven homes burned to the ground Honolulu. Authorities say a man facing eviction stabbed his landlord, set a fire and fatally shot the two officers.
Jan. 20, 2020
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Meng Wanzhou was arrested in 2018 as she changed planes in Vancouver. The U.S. says the Chinese technology giant misled banks about the nature of Huawei's business in Iran.
Jan. 20, 2020
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The World Health Organization will convene a meeting on Wednesday to determine if the newly discovered virus presents a "public health emergency of international concern."
Jan. 20, 2020

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