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Seven states, including Colorado, Illinois and New York, are set to host primary elections Tuesday as the nation comes to terms with last week's stunning Supreme Court ruling eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion. This week's contests could offer the first clues as to whether the political landscape has shifted and how voters will respond to the Supreme Court's abortion decision...

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The public hearings this month are showing in vivid and clear detail just how close the United States came to a constitutional crisis when President Donald Trump refused to admit his election defeat. Trump tried to use the powers of the presidency to stop Democrat Joe Biden from being certified the winner. When that didn't work, Trump summoned a mob to the Capitol...

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Associate Justice Samuel Alito sits during a group photo at the Supreme Court in Washington, April 23, 2021. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File) 

The court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years, which is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.

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As a young man in Memphis, Tennessee, Robert Dabney Jr. wanted to blaze a path that could set his family up for a better life. So two weeks after high school graduation in 1998, at age 18, he joined the U.S. Army.

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Stacy Brown 

The conservative majority ruled unconstitutional a New York law requiring individuals to demonstrate a need to carry a gun before obtaining a license to carry in public.

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Henry Louis Gates Jr. 

Every speaker of American English borrows heavily from words invented by African Americans, whether they know it or not

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Once Tina Sloan Green took over the lacrosse program at Temple University in the years after the passage of Title IX, the landmark gender-equity law, she never stopped thinking about the girls who weren't playing.

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The hearing was punctuated throughout with accounts of the personal attacks faced by state and local officials.

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Senate bargainers have reached agreement on a bipartisan gun violence bill, the parties' top two negotiators said Tuesday, teeing up votes this week on an incremental but notable package

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Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, commemorates the day in 1865 when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, to order freedom for the enslaved people of the state — two months after the Confederacy had surrendered in the Civil War.

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