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Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion access law
In a dramatic ruling, the Supreme Court on Monday threw out a Texas abortion access law in a victory to supporters of abortion rights who argued that if it had been allowed to go into effect it would have shuttered all but a handful of clinics in the state. ... More >>

The surprising history of abortion in the United States
There was a time when abortion was simply part of life in the United States. People didn't scream about it in protest, and services were marketed openly. ... More >>

8 things you might not know about abortion in America
Abortion will always be one of those hotly debated and emotional issues. But if you think you have a good handle on the state of abortion in the U.S., you may be surprised by some of these stats: ... More >>

LGBT flag 'unbearable' to see
Up went the flag, and out poured the hate. ... More >>

Supreme Court throws out former Virginia governor's conviction
The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously threw out the conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. ... More >>

Rising GOP star skipping convention
Utah Rep. Mia Love joined the ranks of Republican leaders and lawmakers who will be skipping their party's convention next month, saying that she would instead visit Israel with a congressional delegation. ... More >>

Guns and domestic violence are a 'lethal combination,' court rules
The Supreme Court ruled Monday against a Maine resident who argued he should not have been stripped of his ability to possess a firearm despite a prior domestic violence charge in state court. ... More >>

West Virginia residents can return to homes, if they're still there
The floodwaters are receding in parts of West Virginia, and although Sunday's weather boded well for a region hammered by the nation's worst flash flooding in years, some have found coming home as jarring as being evacuated. ... More >>

Violence at white supremacist group's rally injures at least 10
Seven people were taken to hospitals Sunday after violence broke out between a white supremacist group and counter-protesters, said authorities in Sacramento, California. ... More >>

Amtrak crash kills 5
Five people were killed when a train crashed into a van in Colorado on Sunday, authorities said. The van failed to yield the right of way to the train, Colorado State Patrol said in a news release. ... More >>

Prince's yellow guitar sold at auction
A bright yellow electric guitar owned by the late singer Prince has sold at an auction in Los Angeles. ... More >>

Governor's wife waits tables
Ann LePage, the wife of flamboyant Maine governor Paul LePage, is looking for a little extra money this summer. ... More >>

Sen. Barbara Boxer loses a bet
Take a look at the week in politics from June 19 through June 25. ... More >>

This is the first state to place gun owners in database
While the issue of gun control has made little headway in Congress, Hawaii this week enacted a series of gun laws, one of which the governor says makes it the first state to put firearm owners into a database. ... More >>

Oakland police scandal: Sex, suicide and failure to report
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Texas woman shoots 2 daughters before police kill her
A Texas police officer killed a woman after she shot her two daughters and defied an order to put down her weapon, authorities said. ... More >>

Bodies found of 2 missing family members in Florida
Two bodies recovered in the search for a missing Florida family have been identified and rescue crews have ended their search operations, Coast Guard Capt. Gregory Case said Saturday. ... More >>

12-year-old boy used as bait, police say
Police say a fugitive who's wanted for sexually assaulting three girls lured his victims with the help of another child. ... More >>

Cops: Online predator assaults teen in front yard
"The Hunt's" John Walsh profiles the case of Oscar Menjivar-Herrera, who is charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl. ... More >>

Brothers convicted nine years after murder
Two brothers featured on an upcoming episode of CNN's "The Hunt with John Walsh" -- who spent nearly nine years on the run after the murder of a Grand Rapids, Michigan, man -- have been convicted and sentenced to prison. ... More >>

Is Donald Trump hurting himself?
Donald Trump won't allow himself to catch a break. ... More >>

What Hillary Clinton has learned since 2008
Hillary Clinton has one big advantage over Donald Trump heading into November: hindsight. ... More >>

Opinion: Pushing back against the big guys
In this extraordinary week of news -- and indeed, in this extraordinary last few years -- we see a common motivation: people are rejecting big, concentrated power. ... More >>

Fire department surprises woman for 100th birthday
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Triple amputee veteran wins prestigious award
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Mayor carjacked at gunpoint
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Innocent woman killed in police chase
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Missing woman found dead behind cemetery
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Dozens of inmates baptized in NC jail
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