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Abortion rights activists in the US can learn from recent progress on abortion access in Latin America

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Bogota, Colombia The prospect of the United States overturning decades of abortion rights, which materialized this week in a leaked draft opinion by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, triggered shock waves in many c...

Senate fails to advance bill to guarantee abortion access nationwide

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Vice President Kamala Harris presided over the vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act. It needed 60 votes to advance, but died in a 51 to 49 vote with West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin joining with all Rep...

Biden says high-speed internet access is ‘not a luxury’ but a ‘necessity’ as admin rolls out new program

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Internet service providers like AT&T, Verizon, Comcast and others agreed to provide "high-speed" internet access for $ 30 per month. The Biden administration also announced Monday a federal subsidy for low-incom...

Media outlets led by CNN seek access to court filings that House January 6 committee made under seal

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Eighteen national media outlets led by CNN are asking a court to make public secret court filings in former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows' lawsuit against the House select committee investigating the Janua...

Medicare Advantage plans at times deny seniors access to medical care, federal watchdog finds

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Medicare Advantage plans, which are swiftly growing in popularity among senior citizens, have at times delayed or denied beneficiaries' access to medical care -- even though the requests met Medicare coverage rules,...

Voting rights advocates warn of fresh threats to ballot access in Georgia

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A version of this story appeared in the CITIZEN BY CNN newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. Voting rights advocates had warned that controversial elections laws Georgia legislators passed in 2...

Abortion access under renewed threat in Oklahoma and Missouri

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While abortion rights advocates could secure several victories in US states in the coming days, they're sounding the alarm about an Oklahoma bill that would ban nearly all abortions that's likely to be signed into l...

Michigan governor sues county prosecutors and asks state Supreme Court to protect abortion access

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday filed a lawsuit against several county prosecutors in her state and asked the state's Supreme Court to issue a decision on the constitutionality of abortion. Whitmer filed ...

Colorado governor signs bill to protect access to abortion

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Washington Colorado Democratic Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill into law on Monday that codifies the right to an abortion in the state. House Bill 1279, the Reproductive Health Equity Act, states that "every individu...

Scalise: CDC gave teachers union ‘VIP access’ for guidance on school reopening

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"It was political science, not medical science," Scalise said on "The Ingraham Angle" Wednesday about a House Republican report accusing the CDC of coordinating with the American Federation of Teachers union in creat...

NYC aims to reduce racial inequities in maternal health care by offering free access to doulas

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New York City is to offer free access to doulas for families in the city's most vulnerable neighborhoods. Mayor Eric Adams announced the expansion of the program, known as the Citywide Doula Initiative, on Wednesday...

South Dakota governor signs law further restricting access to medication abortions

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South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Wednesday signed a law that further restricts access to abortions through medication in the state, though the measure will not take effect immediately, pending a federal court case. ...

Brittney Griner’s Russia detention: US State Department ‘consistently denied access’

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Russian news agency TASS reported Thursday that a petition to extend the detention of the 31-year-old All-Star until May 19 was granted by a court in Moscow as an investigation into her alleged crimes continues.  Gri...

Russian watchdog blocks access to some foreign media outlets, including BBC, VOA

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Russian communications watchdog Roskomnadzor on Friday said it had blocked the websites for the BBC, Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Deutsche Welle as well as other media outlets.  "Access has b...

Kremlin’s limitation of Facebook access a ‘terrible omen for Russian freedom,’ analyst says

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Russian outlets claimed Facebook had "blocked" state-run news agency RIA Novosti, Defense Ministry-run channel Zvezda, and Russian-owned online publications Lenta.ru and Gazeta.ru, leading Russia's internal censorshi...

Stream CPAC 2022: Fox Nation subscribers get exclusive front row seat to ‘All Access Live!’

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Fox Nation - the featuring sponsor of this year's event - isn't just streaming the four-day convention, but offering an exclusive three-day series, CPAC: All Access Live!, for subscribers.The live show, co-hosted by ...

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