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Vijay Gupta performing with some of the professional musicians in Street Symphony at the Midnight Mission on LA's Skid Row.
Mon, 06/27/2022 - 04:57

Vijay Gupta was a 19-year-old violin prodigy when he joined the LA Philharmonic. Now he runs Street Symphony, an organization bringing music to clinics, jails and homeless shelters on Skid Row.

Danilo Manimtim and his wife, Marilou, had identical cataract surgeries, but the charges were drastically different — even though the Fresno, California, couple were covered by the same health plan.
Mon, 06/27/2022 - 04:57

Whether a simple operation is performed under the auspices of a hospital or at an independent surgery center can make a huge difference in cost.

People shout slogans next to Turkish police officers during the LGBTQ Pride March in Istanbul, Turkey, Sunday, June 26, 2022.
Mon, 06/27/2022 - 04:30

The once-annual Pride march has been banned since 2015 when police used tear gas and water cannons after a last-minute ban to disperse crowds.

Lee Mitchell had three abortions before Roe v. Wade made it legal. Now she plans to volunteer as a driver and host for women who travel to California from other states where the procedure is banned.
Mon, 06/27/2022 - 04:01

With roughly half of U.S. states likely to ban abortion, volunteers in California are mobilizing to help women travel there for care. State lawmakers want to support some of those efforts too.

A kindle e-book reader is pictured at the Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany, in 2015.
Mon, 06/27/2022 - 04:00

Authors say readers are exploiting Amazon's seven-day return policy by using Amazon like a library and returning books after reading them.

Abortion rights activists rally outside of the U.S. Supreme Court after the overturning of Roe Vs. Wade on Friday. A poll taken after the decision showed 56% disapprove of it.
Mon, 06/27/2022 - 04:00

56% of Americans disapproved of the decision in an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll conducted after it was announced. A similar number say it was motivated by politics — not law.

Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks as hundreds protesters gathered on June 24 in Union Square in New York City, N.Y., to protest against the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning <em>Roe v. Wade.</em>
Mon, 06/27/2022 - 04:00

Gov. Kathy Hochul is seeking a full term after succeeding Andrew Cuomo who resigned last year. If elected in November, she would be the first woman chosen by voters as New York's governor.

Nine years ago Donovan Atterberry's girlfriend became pregnant, but a lethal chromosomal disorder was detected. She chose to terminate the pregnancy, and Atterberry says "it changed my whole perspective ... on bodily autonomy and things of that nature." He's now an organizer for New Voices for Reproductive Justice, which advocates for Black womens' health care, including access to abortion.
Mon, 06/27/2022 - 04:00

Research is more limited, but shows men that who become parents younger than planned are less likely to go to college and have lower earnings.

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner is shown during the first half of Game 2 of basketball's WNBA Finals against the Chicago Sky, Oct. 13, 2021, in Phoenix.
Mon, 06/27/2022 - 03:30

A trial date has not been announced for the American basketball star, who was arrested in Russia more than four months ago.

People, some of them holding parasols, cross an intersection amid heat, in Tokyo, Monday, June 27, 2022.
Mon, 06/27/2022 - 01:56

Weather officials announce the earliest end to the country's annual summer rainy season since the Japan Meteorological Agency began keeping records in 1951.

Sun, 06/26/2022 - 23:28

Hosts and entertainers at the annual show recognizing Black excellence in the arts and sports criticize the recent Supreme Court decision the landmark overturning Roe v. Wade.

Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri lifts the Stanley Cup after the team defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Sunday, June 26, 2022, in Tampa, Fla.
Sun, 06/26/2022 - 22:59

The Avalanche's Cale Makar was awarded the series' most valuable player.

Thousands of abortion-rights activists gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court after it overturned the landmark <em>Roe v Wade</em> case and erased a federal right to an abortion.
Sun, 06/26/2022 - 19:52

There are lots of questions about what happens now after the Supreme Court's ruling on Roe v. Wade. Here are six that have political implications.

A protester carries a sign as they attend the "Jewish Rally for Abortion Justice" rally at Union Square near the U.S. Capitol on May 17.
Sun, 06/26/2022 - 17:04

According to the Women's Rabbinic Network, some of the religion's most sacred texts — the Torah, the Mishnah and the Talmud — view a fetus as a soul only once it's born.

Abortion-rights protesters and anti-abortion protesters gather Sunday outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington.
Sun, 06/26/2022 - 16:42

As nearly two dozen states move to ban or restrict access to abortion following Friday's Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, reproductive rights protests continued across the country.

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