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In other responses from millennials: 68 percent said legal abortions should be available from health professionals, while only 46 percent said having an abortion is morally acceptable

NEW YORK (AP) -- Americans, regardless of generation, are deeply conflicted as they wrestle with the legality and morality of abortion, with large numbers identifying themselves as both "pro-choice" and "pro-life," according to a sweeping new survey.


It requires public schools to determine students' immigration status and makes it a crime to knowingly give an illegal immigrant a ride

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama's governor on Thursday signed a tough new illegal immigration law that requires public schools to determine students' immigration status and makes it a crime to knowingly give an illegal immigrant a ride.


The judges seemed receptive to arguments from critics challenging the health reforms as unconstitutional during the three-hour hearing

ATLANTA (AP) -- The latest round in the fight over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was held Wednesday in the federal appeals court in Atlanta.


His political career in extreme jeopardy, Weiner had no public appearances, and his spokesman did not respond to repeated requests for comment

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fellow Democrats pointedly refused to defend Rep. Anthony Weiner on Tuesday, telegraphing an unmistakable eagerness for him to resign after he admitted sending a lewd photo of himself to a woman via Twitter and lying about it.


In 2009, more than 140 members and associates of the Varrio Hawaiian Gardens gang were charged in connection with waging a racist campaign against Black people

A Latino gang conspired to rid a Southern California city of its Black residents through intimidation, threats and violence dating back to the early 1990s to exert its influence and show its loyalty to a Mexican Mafia prison gang, according to a federal indictment unsealed Tuesday.


State lab already has backlog of samples from convicted felons

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- A work session Sunday by the Senate Judiciary Committee left lawmakers considering new amendments to a DNA collection bill that raise both racial and financial concerns.
Previous discussion surrounding AB552 -- known as Brianna's Law -- has centered on whether taking DNA samples from felony suspects is a violation of Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable search.


While in prison, he completed an aggression management program and worked as a lawn and grounds laborer

Former New York Giants star Plaxico Burress was released from prison on Monday after spending nearly two years behind bars on a gun charge and headed to Florida to be with his family as he contemplates his chances of playing again in the NFL.


Teenager's disappearance mobilizes Victoria Kent to action

Like so many around the country, Victoria Kent was horrified by the disappearance of 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes.  But, while many residents merely followed Barnes' story, Kent, 23, was inspired into action.
It was at a local vigil for the teen that Kent decided Barnes and the countless other Black women who had experienced similar tragedies deserved better.


Senate investigates researchers who were paid by pharmaceutical companies

Brand-name drug manufacturers have long used controversial tactics to keep their generic competitors off the market, but a new report by the Senate Finance Committee sheds light on how one firm leveraged hidden financial ties with reputable medical groups to undermine its generic rivals.
Facing what it called "an imminent threat" to its brand-name blood thinner Lovenox, pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis launched an advocacy campaign to influence the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to delay generic competitors, according to the report.


Nearly 30 million people have died of AIDS since the first five cases were recognized in Los Angeles in 1981

Sunday marks 30 years since the first AIDS cases were reported in the United States. And this anniversary brings fresh hope for something many had come to think was impossible: finding a cure.


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