Courtney Vinopal is an associate producer at the PBS NewsHour.
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Nation May 15Could Alabama’s abortion ban help the movement to overturn Roe v. Wade?
Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed the most restrictive abortion law in the country Wednesday, the latest example of how abortion opponents and anti-abortion lawmakers across the country are pushing legislation that could prompt the highest court to reconsider Roe v.
Politics May 03What does Michael Bennet believe? Where the candidate stands on 6 issues
Sen. Michael Bennet is the latest entry into a crowded 2020 Democratic primary field. Here's where the Colorado Democrat stands on key issues.
World Apr 16Which Notre Dame treasures survived the fire?
Though grievous damage has forever altered the 856-year-old cathedral, officials say the precious relics housed inside were spared.
Politics Apr 10What does Eric Swalwell believe? Where the candidate stands on 5 issues
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., is the latest entrant into the crowded 2020 Democratic primary field. Here's where he stands on key issues.
World Apr 05Should thousands of ISIS fighters and their families be allowed to return home?
While some countries had repatriated former members of ISIS on an ad hoc basis in the past, the fall of the caliphate has forced the U.S. and its allies to seek a more permanent fix.
Politics Mar 14How Trump fits into the history of presidential vetoes
Presidents who have issued a high number of vetoes have often done so in response to pushback from members of Congress, whether it’s within their own party or an opposing party.
World Mar 08How Trump changed the Obama-era rule on reporting civilian airstrike deaths
The decision has renewed the stark debate over who dies, and how, in U.S. military action abroad.
Politics Feb 22How Congress could block Trump’s national emergency declaration
Here’s a rundown of what could happen with the congressional challenge to President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration.
Politics Feb 153 legal arguments that could challenge Trump’s national emergency
By declaring a national emergency to access more funding, President Trump chose to sidestep Congress and face what could be a long legal battle over executive authority. Here are some of the likely legal arguments.
Agents for Change Feb 08How U.S. hospitals cleaned up their toxic trash
A 1994 report was a wake-up call that hospitals needed to rethink their environmental footprint, especially since health care is “the one sector of our economy that has healing as its mission.”…