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Dr. Keith Reisinger-Kindle, associate director of the OB-GYN residency program at Wright State University's medical school in Dayton, Ohio, leads a lecture of OB-GYN residents in the Wright State program Wednesday, April 13, 2022. The physician created and implemented abortion coursework for medical students and residents, with support from his university, and offers training at a nearby clinic where he also performs abortions. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)

Abortion Training Under Threat for Med Students, Residents

Browse any medical dictionary, and before hitting appendectomy and anesthesia, you'll find abortion ...
In this undated photo provided by Dalaine Bradley, Drew Waller, 7, Zion Waller, 10, and Ahmad Waller, 11, left to right, study during homeschooling, in Raleigh, N.C. (Courtesy of Dalaine Bradley via AP)

Homeschooling Surge Continues Despite Schools Reopening

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic ushered in what may be the most rapid rise ...
Fischer Wells

Kentucky Governor Vetoes Transgender Girls Sports Ban

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Democratic governor on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would bar transgender ...
Florida House Representative Michele Rayner delivers an impassioned speech

Disney Workers Plan Walkout to Protest ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Disney workers are planning walkouts during their breaks every day this week ...
A Cuban woman and her daughter wait in line

US Ends Asylum Restrictions For Children Traveling Alone

ATLANTA (AP) — Unaccompanied child migrants trying to enter the United States will no longer be ...
Woman addresses the crowd

In Minneapolis Strike, Teachers Say Kids Aren’t All Right

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Teachers in Minneapolis say they've noticed more kids with anxiety and depression. One ...
Erin Carver stands outside her attorney's office

Child Marriage Becomes a Legal Loophole in Custody Fights

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ryan Small was trying to keep his ex-wife from moving out of ...
Person reading books

Activism Grows Nationwide in Response to School Book Bans

NEW YORK (AP) — Until a year ago, Stephana Ferrell's political activism was limited to the ...
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

Texas Governor Order Treats Gender-Confirming Care as Abuse

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered the state's child welfare agency ...
A construction crane

Parkland Victim’s Dad Scales Crane Near White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four years after 17 students and others were gunned down at Stoneman Douglas ...
Legislators applaud Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee as he delivers his State of the State address Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Tennessee Gov, GOP Push More Scrutiny of School Libraries

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Less than a week after a local Tennessee school board attracted national ...
Black Bean and Plantain Rice Bowl

New York City School Lunch Menu Going Vegan on Fridays

NEW YORK (AP) — Forget mystery meat or cheese pizza. Instead, chickpea wraps and veggie tacos ...
Autherine Lucy Foster, center, the first Black person to attend University of Alabama, discussing her return to campus following mob demonstrations in Birmingham, Ala

Alabama Building to Share Names of KKK Leader, Black Student

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — A University of Alabama building named for a former governor who led ...
Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

EXPLAINER: COVID Vaccines for Kids Under 5: What’s Next?

Parents who thought their children under 5 would have to wait several more months for COVID-19 ...
A young boy walks down a hallway to get tested for COVID-19

Mandate to Vaccinate New Orleans Schoolchildren Kicking In

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As school systems across the U.S. struggle to keep classrooms open amid ...
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

More Migrants Seek Asylum Through Reopened Canadian Border

CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. (AP) — Whenever a bus arrives at the Greyhound station in Plattsburgh, New York, ...
House Education Committee hearing at the Statehouse

Indiana Lawmakers Advance Bill Targeting K-12 Curriculum

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers are moving forward with a series of contentious Republican-backed bills that ...
This photo provided by Nancy Sack shows Carter Lange, Kim Gustavson, Jason Lange, Matthew Gustavson and Travis Gustavson. Nancy Sack's grandson, Travis Gustavson, died at age 21 in Mankato after overdosing on what he thought was heroin but was actually laced with fentanyl.(Katie Tettam /Nancy Sack via AP)

US Overdose Deaths Topped 100,000 in One Year, Officials Say

NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 100,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in one year, a ...
FILE - Sesame Street's Big Bird participates in the ceremonial lighting of the Empire State Building in honor of Sesame Street's 50th anniversary on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, in New York. When Big Bird tweeted he had been vaccinated against COVID-19, conservative politicians immediately pushed back, including Ted Cruz who grilled Big Bird for what he called “government propaganda.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Big Bird Backlash: Vax Lands Even Muppet in Political Flap

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Smokey Bear taught kids the importance of preventing wildfires. McGruff the Crime ...
child getting a COVID-19 vaccine

Students Line Up for Vaccines Amid Push to Relax Masking

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas schools are stepping up efforts to administer COVID-19 vaccines to newly ...
Jeannie Hovland poses with a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women mask

Families, Advocates Mark Day of Awareness for Native Victims

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — From Washington to Indigenous communities across the American Southwest, top government officials, ...
a vial of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19

US Parents Excited Over Prospect of Virus Shots for Children

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — After more than a year of fretting over her 13-year son with ...
Mother and son on the beach

Some Black Parents Say Remote Learning Gives Racism Reprieve

CHICAGO (AP) — Before schools shuttered during the pandemic, Ayaana Johnson worried every time she dropped ...
Tarawa atoll, Kiribati

Climate Change Creates Migrants. Biden Considers Protections

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ioane Teitiota and his wife fought for years to stay in New ...
New signs are on a fence at the Hennepin County Government Center

A Look at High-Profile Cases Over Killings by US Police

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin i s charged with murder and manslaughter ...
Woman sits alone, working on an art project

Loneliness is Rampant. A Simple Call, or Hug, May be a Cure

CHICAGO (AP) — The stranger's call came when Dianne Green needed it most ...
young minors lie inside a pod at the Donna Department of Homeland Security holding facility

S Carolina Governor Bans Border Kids from State Foster Homes

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's governor issued an order Monday to ban foster care and ...
scans of a child with a brain tumor, before and after a treatment

Unusual Treatment Shows Promise for Kids with Brain Tumors

For decades, a deadly type of childhood cancer has eluded science's best tools. Now doctors have ...
President Joe Biden

Biden Budget Seeks More for Schools, Health Care and Housing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden released a $1.5 trillion wish list for his first federal ...
BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 test

US Allows 2 More Over-The-Counter COVID-19 Home Tests

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have authorized two more over-the-counter COVID-19 tests that can be ...
Dav Pilkey arrives at the premiere of "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie"

‘Captain Underpants’ Spin-Off Pulled for ‘Passive Racism’

NEW YORK (AP) — A graphic novel for children that was a spin-off of the wildly ...
Baby held by their parent

Volvo Cars Family Bond Gives All Employees 24 Weeks Paid Parental Leave

MAHWAH, NJ (March 30, 2021) Volvo Cars is opting in its 40,000+ employees around the globe, ...
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson

Arkansas Governor Signs Medical Conscience Objections Law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday signed into law legislation allowing ...
a homeschool lesson

Homeschooling Doubled from Pandemic’s Start to Last Fall

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The rate of households homeschooling their children doubled from the start of ...
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

House Passes Bill to Expand Background Checks for Gun Sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — Emboldened by their majorities in the House and Senate, Democrats are making a ...
Photo by Robina Weermeijer on Unsplash

Dementia May Be a Risk Factor for Infection but Not Death From COVID-19

People who have dementia are at much higher risk of becoming infected with COVID-19, but no ...
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves

Mississippi Gov Signs Bill Limiting Transgender Athletes

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill Thursday to ban transgender ...
the Supreme Court

Court Raises Bar for Some Immigrants to Avoid Deportation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday made it harder for longtime immigrants who have ...
transgender sprinters

Lawmakers Can’t Cite Local Examples of Trans Girls in Sports

Legislators in more than 20 states have introduced bills this year that would ban transgender girls ...
First lady Jill Biden and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona

It’s Back to School for Jill Biden and New Education Chief

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — Jill Biden, the teacher in the White House, along with new Education ...