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How medication abortion works and what the end of Roe v. Wade could mean for it

Friday, May 13, 2022

More people seeking abortions are turning to abortion pills rather than surgical abortion. Here's what to know about the pills, which will likely be at the center of the abortion battles ahead.


Rape has reportedly become a weapon in Ukraine. Finding justice may be difficult

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Widespread allegations of rape at the hands of Russian soldiers have been coming out of Ukraine. Experts say rape in conflict is often used to pursue strategic aims.


Melissa Lucio is scheduled to be executed for a crime that may not have occurred

Friday, April 22, 2022

Lucio is scheduled to be executed for the death of her 2-year-old daughter. Her supporters say she was forced into a false "confession" and that new evidence exists that proves her innocence.


What Brittney Griner's detention in Russia tells us about basketball's gender pay gap

Thursday, April 14, 2022

"The reality is, she's over there because of a gender issue ― pay inequity," the head of the WNBA's players union said this week about the basketball star who's been detained in Russia since February.


Putin's daughters were just sanctioned. Here's what we know about them

Thursday, April 07, 2022

Details about Katerina Tikhonova and Maria Vorontsova have long been shrouded in secrecy. The U.S. says Putin's two daughters — one a doctor, the other a tech executive — may be hiding his assets.


After the Sacramento shooting, the state with the most gun laws may soon get more

Tuesday, April 05, 2022

The shooting in Sacramento that left six people dead over the weekend has prompted urgent calls across the state for more gun control. The question is, how much further can California go?


The U.S. is ending its pandemic border rules. It could mean a surge in migration

Friday, April 01, 2022

The Biden administration is moving to end sweeping pandemic border restrictions known as Title 42 on May 23. The controversial public health order was used to quickly expel migrants at the border.


The U.S. will face England in the World Cup's group stage

Friday, April 01, 2022

The United States drew a spot in Group B, meaning the men's soccer team will face off against England, Iran and the winner of a European playoff — setting up a challenging run for the U.S. squad.


A container ship named Ever Forward has been stuck in the Chesapeake Bay for 18 days

Thursday, March 31, 2022

The ship ran aground after it apparently missed a turn leaving Baltimore. The vessel is owned by the same company that owns the Ever Given, the ship that blocked the Suez Canal last year.


Federal Trade Commission accuses Intuit of deceptively advertising TurboTax as free

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

In a court filing, the agency says that ads claimed TurboTax was "Free Guaranteed," but many people end up paying for the software to file their taxes. Intuit disputed the allegation.


NATO, explained: Why the alliance was formed — and what it's doing for Ukraine

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Russia's attack on Ukraine has put a focus on the North Atlantic alliance. Here's what you need to know about NATO.


Avian flu is infecting U.S. poultry flocks. It could affect the price of chicken, too

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Bird flu has been confirmed in poultry in 17 states since the start of the year. Whether the outbreak will affect the price of eggs and poultry depends on how widespread it becomes, an expert says.


What the city of Mariupol means for Ukraine — and for Russia's military campaign

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Ukraine's Mariupol has been battered by Russian airstrikes. Why is this city so important? The reasons range from geographic and strategic, to economic and psychological.


Great Value Pancake & Waffle mix is recalled due to possible cable fragments

Monday, March 21, 2022

A single lot of the pancake mix, which is sold at Walmart, could be contaminated with the foreign material.


Alec Baldwin argues he's not liable for Hutchins' death, in filing against producers

Friday, March 11, 2022

The arbitration demand provides the fullest accounting yet of the accidental shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins from Baldwin's perspective.


Even many decades later, redlined areas see higher levels of air pollution

Thursday, March 10, 2022

"We see a really clear association between how these maps were drawn in the '30s and the air pollution disparities today," says an author of a study on the effects of the discriminatory policy.


Ernest Shackleton's ship Endurance, lost since 1915, is found off Antarctica

Wednesday, March 09, 2022

An expedition went where few have ever gone to locate the remnants of a ship that became trapped in the ice 106 years ago, dashing the famed explorer's ambitious mission to cross Antarctica.


NASA is just now opening a vacuum-sealed sample it took from the moon 50 years ago

Tuesday, March 08, 2022

Astronauts hammered collection tubes into the lunar surface on the last Apollo mission to the moon. Now a sample is being carefully pierced open — to be analyzed by today's latest tech.


People are booking Airbnbs in Ukraine — not to stay, but to lend their support

Saturday, March 05, 2022

As the idea spread, more than 61,000 nights were booked, grossing nearly $2 million. One host in Kyiv says the donations have helped pay staffers who have fled and buy food for elderly neighbors.


Race, culture and politics underpin how — or if — refugees are welcomed in Europe

Thursday, March 03, 2022

The embrace of Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion is far different from the cold shoulder refugees from the Middle East and Africa have received.