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Across The Country, Protesters Rally To Stop States' Abortion Bans

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Protesters rallied outside statehouses and the Supreme Court, where some of the laws may eventually be considered. Hundreds of events were part of a national day of action called #StopTheBans.

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Taiwan's Parliament Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage, A First In Asia

Friday, May 17, 2019

In 2017, a court had given the government two years to create a legal framework for gay marriage. On Friday, lawmakers passed the most progressive of three bills.

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Jeff Koons' 'Rabbit' Fetches $91 Million, Auction Record For Work By A Living Artist

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Robert Mnuchin, an art dealer and the father of the U.S. Treasury secretary, bought the sculpture for a client. Some art collectors consider the silver bunny to be "the holy grail of Koons works."

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Trump Pardons His Friend Conrad Black, Who Wrote Glowing Trump Biography Last Year

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The former media mogul was convicted of fraud in 2007 and served more than three years in prison. Black says Trump told him he was reversing an unjust verdict, not rewarding him for his support.

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New Zealand's Ardern Calls On Social Media Companies To Stem Terrorist Content

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Facebook said Tuesday that it would implement a "one-strike" policy that would prevent users who have violated the site's standards from using its livestreaming platform.

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State Department Orders Nonessential U.S. Government Employees Out Of Iraq

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The travel advisory ordered the departure of employees at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and consulate in Irbil. It was not immediately clear what led to the order.

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Alabama Governor Signs Abortion Ban Into Law

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The law bans nearly all abortions and is among the most restrictive in the country. It's part of a broader anti-abortion strategy to prompt the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider the right to abortion.

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Tourist Seaplanes Collide In Alaska, Killing At Least 4

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The planes both carried tourists from the cruise ship Royal Princess on sightseeing trips. Preliminary reports indicate a mid-air collision, the Coast Guard said.

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San Francisco Police Raid Journalist's Home After He Refuses To Name Source

Monday, May 13, 2019

Police obtained a warrant to search the home of freelance videographer Bryan Carmody as part of an investigation into a leaked police report concerning the death of public defender Jeff Adachi.

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China Puts New Tariffs On $60 Billion Of U.S. Goods, And Stock Prices Reel

Monday, May 13, 2019

U.S. stock markets plunged on the news, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling by more than 600 points, or 2.4%, for the day.

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Conan O'Brien Settles Joke Theft Lawsuit — And Makes Fun Of NPR's New Music

Friday, May 10, 2019

"Short of murder, stealing material is the worst thing any comic can be accused of," O'Brien writes. The case was due to go to a jury trial within weeks.

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Amid Chaos, Alabama Senate Postpones Vote On Nation's Strictest Abortion Ban

Friday, May 10, 2019

Shouting broke out on the floor when a rape and incest exemption was removed without a roll call vote. "I want the people of the state of Alabama to know how we vote," said a Democratic state senator.

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38 Attorneys General Ask Congress To Bring Marijuana Money Into Banking System

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Most states have legalized marijuana in some form. But federal law still considers it an illegal drug, which exposes banks to legal risk if they handle weed-related money or transactions.

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Senior Opposition Leader Allied With Guaidó Is Arrested In Venezuela

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Edgar Zambrano, vice president of the National Assembly, was detained by intelligence agents Wednesday night. Nicolás Maduro has increased pressure on the opposition since last week's failed uprising.

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Iran Says It Will Resume Some Activities It Had Halted Under Nuclear Deal

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

President Hassan Rouhani announced that Tehran will start keeping larger amounts of enriched uranium and heavy water. Iran's economy has been damaged by the return of U.S. sanctions.

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Uber And Lyft Drivers Are Striking — And Call On Passengers To Boycott

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Strike organizers timed the action to draw attention to drivers' wage cuts and persistent job insecurity ahead of Uber's IPO on Friday, when the company's valuation may be as high as $91 billion.

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Appeals Court Rules Trump Administration Can Keep Sending Asylum-Seekers To Mexico

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

A Ninth Circuit panel overturned a lower court's injunction on the administration's policy requiring asylum-seekers to remain in Mexico as they await court proceedings in the U.S.

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1 Student Killed, 8 Injured In Colorado School Shooting

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Officials say one student was killed and eight were injured in a shooting at a STEM school in Highlands Ranch, Colo., a suburb of Denver. Two suspects are in custody.

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H&R Block, TurboTax Accused Of Obstructing Access To Free Tax Filing

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

The IRS says it is reviewing concerns about its Free File program after ProPublica reporting found that tax-prep companies made it difficult to find the program.

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Myanmar Releases Pulitzer Prize-Winning Reuters Journalists

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

"I'm really happy and excited to see my family and my colleagues," Wa Lone told reporters as he left the prison after more than 500 days. "And I can't wait to go to my newsroom."

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