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Supreme Court backs a high school coach's right to pray on the 50-yard line

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a high school football coach who claimed the right to pray on the 50-yard line after each game, joined by those players who wanted to participate. The 6-to-3 decision was the latest example of the court's conservative supermajority requiring more accommodation for religion in public schools and less separation between church and state.
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In Michigan, abortion could come down to voters in November

In Michigan, the right to an abortion is teetering. Republicans who control the state legislature want to enforce a 1931 abortion ban that's still on the books. Democrats, including Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, have vowed not to let that happen. The Michigan Supreme Court. Whether or not abortion will remain legal...
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'Rogues' showcases Patrick Radden Keefe's preternatural gift for reading people

In the first essay in Rogues, the new collection from journalist Patrick Radden Keefe, a wine collector is explaining why he's determined to find out the truth about the possibly counterfeit bottles he bought years before. If he got cheated, he tells Keefe, he wants whoever is responsible to pay. Then he adds: "Also, it's a fun detective story."

Poll: Majorities oppose Supreme Court's abortion ruling and worry about other rights

Majorities of Americans say they disagree with the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, think it was politically motivated, are concerned the court will now reconsider rulings that protect other rights, and are more likely to vote for a candidate this fall who would restore the right to an abortion, according to the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.
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Street Symphony plays in harmony with Skid Row's 'sacred spaces'

Some of the most beautiful music being performed in Los Angeles right now is happening on Skid Row. Street Symphony is an organization bringing professional musicians to clinics, homeless shelters and jails clustered in and around one of the most devastating concentrations of urban poverty in the United States. "Street...
LOS ANGELES, CA

The Colorado Avalanche wins its first Stanley Cup in 21 years

The Colorado Avalanche are professional hockey's new champions — and road warriors with a flair for the dramatic. The team defeated the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 for the Avalanche's first championship in 21 years and third overall Stanley Cup. Colorado scored two goals, while...
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The Colorado Avalanche have won its first Stanley Cup in 21 years

The Colorado Avalanche are professional hockey's new champions — and road warriors. The team defeated the two-time defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 for the Avalanche's first championship in 21 years and third overall Stanley Cup. Colorado scored two goals, while the Lightning, which won the Stanley...
DENVER, CO

Around the nation, demonstrators show support for abortion rights

As nearly two dozen states move to ban or restrict access to abortion following Friday's Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, reproductive rights protests continued across the country. In Alabama, hundreds gathered on Saturday in Birmingham, reciting poems, dancing and spreading hugs, all in support of reproductive rights, according...
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Where to find emergency contraception now that Roe is gone

Surveys show roughly a quarter of American women have, at some point in their lives, used emergency contraception pills to prevent an unintended pregnancy. This type of contraception is effective, safe and legal throughout the U.S., and yet researchers are finding it is not always available when people need it. NPR's Maria Godoy has this report.
WOMEN'S HEALTH

Biden announced a $600 billion global infrastructure program to counter China's clout

President Biden announced on Sunday that the U.S. will mobilize $200 billion dollars of investment in global infrastructure projects in the next five years, as part of an effort by the world's leading democratic economies to counter China's Belt and Road Initiative. The overall investment, including G7 partners and private capital, aims to hit $600 billion over the next five years.
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Answering immediate questions on abortion rights after the Supreme Court decision

The Supreme Court's landmark decision Friday marks the beginning of a new era, one of unchartered legal territory, as state leaders gain new powers to decide when abortion is permitted and under what circumstances. Here to help navigate some of the many questions and uncertainties raised by the Supreme Court's decision is Mary Ziegler, professor of law at the University of California, Davis. She's written extensively about the battle over abortion. Thanks for being here, Mary.
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Texas has banned almost all abortions — but it's taken decades

Now that the Supreme Court says abortion is not a constitutional right, access to the procedure will disappear in many states. Not Texas - abortion was already severely restricted there, and that's something that has been years in the making. Here is the Texas Newsroom's Sergio Martinez-Beltran. SERGIO MARTINEZ-BELTRAN, BYLINE:...
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