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Supreme Court Strikes Down Strict Texas Abortion Law

June 27, 2016
Pete Williams | NBC News
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down one of the nation's toughest restrictions on abortion, a Texas law that women's groups said would have forced more than three-quarters of the state's clinics to shut down.
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With ‘Brexit,’ Washington’s Direct Line to the Continent Suddenly Frays

June 27, 2016
David Sanger | The New York Times
American officials struggling to reimagine their strategy after Britain’s decision to divorce the European Union say the most urgent challenge will be to find a way to replace their most reliable, sympathetic partner in the hallways of European capitals. It will not be easy.
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Odd couple: Campaign chiefs push to unite Democratic Party

June 27, 2016
Lisa Lerer, Ken Thomas | AP
It seemed like a surprising party of two.
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Donald Trump, Over 18 Holes in Scotland, Plays 20 Questions

June 27, 2016
Ashley Parker | The New York Times
On the 10th hole of his golf resort here, Donald J. Trump — asked if defeating Hillary Clinton in November was more of “a par-3 or a par-5” — said it would “be very easy.”
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Sanders puts his stamp on DNC platform, but presses for more

June 27, 2016
Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
Democrats have approved a draft party platform strongly influenced by the liberal agenda of Sen. Bernie Sanders, but his campaign pledged Saturday to continue fighting on several policy fronts ahead of the party’s nominating convention next month.
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Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action in College Admissions

June 23, 2016
Pete Williams | NBC News
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the affirmative action program at the University of Texas at Austin, ending a protracted legal battle. The vote was 4-3.
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Demanding Action On Gun Control, House Democrats Stage Sit-In

June 23, 2016
Susan Davis, Eyder Peralta | NPR
Democrats had been trying to force a vote on gun control measures.
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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Exchange Barbs in Speeches

June 23, 2016
Beth Reinhard | The Wall Street Journal
Republican presidential candidate calls former secretary of state corrupt; Democratic rival says he lacks policy plans
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Hillary Clinton: ‘Anger’ and ‘anxiety’ are driving people to Trump

June 23, 2016
Jim Tankersley | The Washington Post
In exclusive interview, Clinton makes new pitch to workers who now support Trump
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