JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi’s effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court Tuesday. Advocates for the law said women with unwanted pregnancies could always travel to other states, but the judges said every state must guarantee constitutional rights, including abortion.
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SAN FRANCISCO — Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email.
McALLEN, Texas — For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete detention cells once in the United States, have tugged at heartstrings.
HONOLULU — Lawyers for a former child model accusing ‘X-Men’ director Bryan Singer of sex abuse said Tuesday they want to get off the case because their relationship with the accuser has deteriorated.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration accusation that Russia violated a key nuclear weapons treaty leaves the future of the 26-year-old accord in question and further dampens President Barack Obama’s hopes to burnish his legacy with deeper cuts to nuclear arsenals.
WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday voted to change the funding and timing of a House bill to keep federal highway funds flowing to states in an effort to force Congress to come to grips with chronic funding problems that have plagued transportation programs in recent years.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a bill to end the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone records, a proposal that goes further than a similar House measure and has drawn support from civil liberties groups, the White House and Republicans.
WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans in Congress vowed urgent support Tuesday for a $225 million missile defense package for Israel, boosting the likelihood legislation will clear Congress before lawmakers begin a monthlong vacation at week’s end.
WASHINGTON — Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks.
CHICAGO (AP) — Fast food workers say they’re prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years.
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WASHINGTON — A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
WASHINGTON — Medicare’s financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.
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