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Supreme Court Could Change Abortion Rights Without the Alabama Law

The court’s conservative majority may prefer to chip away at abortion rights rather than overrule Roe outright.

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Alabama is the latest state to pass abortion restrictions seeking to challenge Roe v. Wade. Here’s how laws have changed.

Alabama legislators on Tuesday voted to ban abortions in nearly all cases, making the state the seventh this year to pass abortion restrictions.

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Alabama’s bill now goes to the governor. This is what might happen next.

The next move on the Alabama bill that would ban most abortions at every stage of pregnancy belongs to governor. But the last word will probably come from the federal courts.

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U.S. Orders Partial Evacuation of Embassy in Baghdad

The decision came after the Trump administration warned of an increased threat linked to Iran. Officials in Iraq and elsewhere doubted that such a threat existed.

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Iraqis Think a U.S.-Iran War Is Unlikely

American warnings and threats parallel those before the invasion of Iraq, but people on Baghdad’s streets and its halls of power think the result will be different.

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The Global Economy Was Improving. Then the Trade War Resumed.

The escalating trade war between the United States and China is threatening the global economy.

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U.S., Mexico and Canada Near Deal on Metal Tariffs, Mnuchin Says

A potential thaw in trade relations comes as tension between the United States and China grows.

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Proposed New York Fur Ban Pits Animal Rights Advocates Against Black Ministers

With the City Council considering a ban on sales, protesters yelled, “Put people first,” and counterprotesters responded, “How many animals have to die?”

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In India’s Elections, Women in the Running Still Need Men’s Blessings

It’s a perplexing reality, as women have made it to the top much earlier than most of the Western democracies.

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Can CBD Really Do All That?

How one molecule from the cannabis plant came to be seen as a therapeutic cure-all.

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How to Help Protect Abortion Rights in Alabama and Georgia

America is in an era of extreme anti-abortion laws. What you can do about it.

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What Grade Would You Give Donald Trump?

The president won’t release his college transcript. But we can guess what it says.

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Harvard Betrays a Law Professor — and Itself

Misguided students believe that defending Harvey Weinstein makes Ronald Sullivan unfit to be their dean. Apparently the university agrees.

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Donald Trump Is Not America

His designs on Independence Day show his confusion about that.

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The Fight Over How Trump Fits in With the Other 44 Presidents

It’s not just an academic question. The intense argument over where he belongs tells us a lot about where we’re headed.

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How to Stop the March to War With Iran

Congress, Europe and business leaders can stand in John Bolton’s way.

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Alabama’s Terrible Law Doesn’t Have to Be the Future of Abortion

A self-induced abortion with misoprostol can be a safe, reliable way to end an unwanted pregnancy.

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President Trump, Come to Willmar

This Minnesota town is a modern, successful American melting pot.

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The Attorney General Investigates the Investigators

William Barr has tapped a United States attorney, John Durham, to look into whether the F.B.I. acted improperly during the Russia investigation.

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I Have Lived My Life Under the Spell of Words

Power is language.

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The Weibo Mob’s Reign of Terror

It isn’t just government censorship that is restricting free expression in China. It’s also the “human flesh searches.”

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Polishing the Silver

For these senior citizens, keeping up appearances is simply part of good health.

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The Minor Leaguers Who Live With the Dead Below

Players in the lower levels of professional baseball often settle for less-than-desirable living arrangements, but few residences are eerier than the funeral home where several Yankee prospects have lived.

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Book Review: Justice John Paul Stevens Looks Back on His Long Career

Stevens’s “The Making of a Justice” is both a personal memoir and a meditation on the law.

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