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A package of Aviane birth control pills. The federal program known as Title X provides birth control, tests for sexually transmitted infections, and offers other reproductive health care for low-income patients. Crixell Matthews/VPM hide caption

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Title X advocates worry that birth control may go the same way as abortion

A Supreme Court ruling overturned Roe v. Wade. Now there's a big push to increase funding for Title X, a federal program that offers birth control and other reproductive care to low-income patients.

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All 3 Louisiana abortion clinics are leaving the state, staff say

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Louisiana's last three abortion clinics will relocate to other states after a Louisiana Supreme Court ruling allowed the state's near-total abortion ban to remain in effect.

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Focusing on diversity and inclusion, gravel bike racing welcomes all to this sport

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Not just for the super fit, gravel bike racing has exploded into one of the most popular forms of biking in the U.S. Organizers have worked so that everyone feels included and welcome.

Focusing on diversity and inclusion, gravel bike racing welcomes all to this sport

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Where the Rust shooting investigation stands, as the FBI refutes Alec Baldwin's story

A new FBI report challenges actor Alec Baldwin's claim that he didn't pull the trigger of a gun that fatally shot a crew member while on a film set.

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William Ruto is declared the winner of Kenya's presidential election

The elections had been hailed as step forward for Kenyan democracy, with politicians focused on economic issues rather than tribal mobilization. Across Nairobi, scenes of celebration mixed with anger.

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Afghans in a battle-scarred valley welcomed Taliban rule, but expect more

In rural Wardak province, some Afghans celebrated the return of the Taliban. One year later, here's what they want from the new government.

Afghans in a battle-scarred valley welcomed Taliban rule, but expect more

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Politics

Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano dials back campaign military imagery

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Gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano had been in violation of a U.S. Army policy that governs how political candidates can use photographs of themselves in uniform.

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FBI, Homeland Security warn about threats to law enforcement after Trump search

The agencies issued a joint intelligence bulletin days after federal agents executed a search warrant at Trump's Mar-a-Lago club and residence saying they were seeing a rise in threats.

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A book on laughter and how it brings out our most authentic selves

In Animal Joy, poet and psychoanalyst Nuar Alsadir explores the nature of laughter and how it can tap into our unconscious.

A book on laughter and how it brings out our most authentic selves

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