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Politics Nov 22Trump’s vow to repeal Obamacare spurs women’s rush to get birth control
Two days after Donald Trump won the presidential election, Mary Ellison, a single mother in Champaign, Ill., called her gynecologist’s office to explore her birth control options. "I know what you’re going to ask," Ellison’s gynecologist told her.
Politics Aug 05What you need to know about changing voting laws this election
A guide to why you should check your state’s voting laws before November.
Nation Jul 08Officers identify suspect in shootings during Dallas protest against police violence
Snipers reportedly attacked officers near a Dallas protest against police shootings.
Politics Jun 06In California, more Latinos registering as ‘no-party voters’
The Democratic Party is relying on Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric to drive up Latino turnout this fall. But while conventional wisdom holds that most new Latino voters will register as Democrats, an increasing number in California — a key state…
World Jan 26Denmark approves plan to seize valuables from refugees
The Danish Parliament voted Tuesday to let immigration authorities seize valuables worth more than 10,000 kroner — about $1,453 — from asylum-seekers to help cover their housing and food costs while their cases are being approved.
Politics Jan 12Obama: ‘Let’s make America the country that cures cancer’
In his final State of the Union Address Tuesday, President Barack Obama announced a new national effort to cure cancer, and appointed Vice President Joe Biden to head it.
Politics Jan 12Obama calls out politicians for race and religion-targeted rhetoric
In his final State of the Union address, President Barack Obama called attention to recent rhetoric that targets people’s race or religion. “This isn’t a matter of political correctness” he said.
Arts Dec 17Martin Shkreli’s arrest may free up Wu-Tang Clan’s singular album
With the arrest of “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli on charges of securities fraud Thursday morning, fans of the Wu-Tang Clan around the world wondered if the rap supergroup’s album, “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin,” is up for grabs again.
Arts Nov 06‘Unpolished’ and unconventional: Meet the Malaysian pop star about to blow up U.S. charts
The artist, one of few Malaysian pop stars to cross over into the U.S. market, is preparing to release a new album this winter.
Arts Oct 08Singer Azizaa Mystic renounces Ghana’s Christian past for its spiritual roots
To artist Azizaa Mystic, it's time for Ghanian music to return to its spiritual roots.