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South Carolina Sen. Katrina Shealey

South Carolina Senate Passes Bill Outlawing Most Abortions

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate on Thursday passed a bill that would outlaw ...
"our children deserve better safe choice now"

In CDC’s Backyard, School Reopening Debate Divides Experts

Just down the road from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in a community ...
A group of LGBTQ advocates

House Republicans Revive Bill Decried by Transgender Groups

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Republican lawmakers on Tuesday revived a proposed law that would ...
Dr. John Corman

Vaccine Appointments Canceled Amid Confusion Over Supply

An increasing number of COVID-19 vaccination sites around the U.S. are canceling appointments because of vaccine ...
Cardinal Joseph Tobin

Group of US Catholic Bishops Urges Support for LGBT Youth

NEW YORK (AP) — Declaring "God is on your side," a Roman Catholic cardinal, an archbishop ...
Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill

Democrats Start Reining in Expectations for Immigration Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's taken only days for Democrats gauging how far President Joe Biden's bold ...
farm worker receives the Pfizer-BioNTech

Language Barriers, Wariness Make Vaccinating Immigrants Hard

MECCA, Calif. (AP) — Migrant workers lined up by the hundreds during a break from picking ...
Tran-girl runner

Transgender Youth Bills in US States Reflect Deep Divisions

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Transgender kids would be banned from playing on school sports teams for ...
Former Gov. Rick Snyder

Judge Gives Preliminary OK to $641M Flint Water Deal

DETROIT (AP) — A judge granted preliminary approval Thursday to a $641 million deal that would ...
Joe Biden

Biden’s Aid Plan Could Revamp Economy, Prompt GOP Resistance

BALTIMORE (AP) — The $1.9 trillion rescue plan unveiled by President-elect Joe Biden offers the chance ...
Dr. Michael Roach

California Counties Beg for Vaccine as Eligibility Expands

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California counties begged for more coronavirus vaccine as the state added a ...
Vehicles drive through downtown Flint, Mich

Flint Families Welcome Water Crisis Charges, Seek Healing

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Flint mother Ariana Hawk struggled to find words. Bittersweet came to mind, ...
Marybeth Hearn

Teacher Trained 56 Guide Dogs, Passed Legacy to Students

After years of treating President Donald Trump's inflammatory rhetoric with a light touch, Facebook and Instagram ...
Factory Throwout cigars using an antique hand-operated cigar machine

US Unemployment Claims Slip to Still-High 787,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell slightly last week to 787,000, ...
New Mexico State Capitol building

Legislators Eye Minimum Sick Leave, Anti-Discrimination Law

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico legislators unveiled initiatives on issues ranging from minimum sick-day ...
Abortion-rights activists

Bill Legalizing Abortion Passed in Pope’s Native Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina on Wednesday became the largest nation in Latin America to ...
confetti falls at midnight on the Times Square New Year's Eve

After a Year Like This, Expect a Strange New Year’s Eve

NEW YORK (AP) — If ever a year's end seemed like cause for celebration, 2020 might ...
Medical staff celebrate

More COVID-19 Vaccines in the Pipeline as US Effort Ramps Up

A huge U.S. study of another COVID-19 vaccine candidate got underway Monday as states continue to ...
A man teaches his student while social distancing

One Good Thing: Highlights of 9 Months in Tales of Kindness

In mid-March, as the coronavirus was ravaging communities and economies around the world, The Associated Press ...
Aid Groups Aim to Bring Health Care to Migrants on Way to US

Aid Groups Aim to Bring Health Care to Migrants on Way to US

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Aurora Leticia Cruz has tried to keep up with her blood pressure ...
patches cover the back of a Girl Scout's vest

Girl Scouts Rebuke Boy Scouts in Escalating Recruitment War

NEW YORK (AP) — The Girl Scouts are in a "highly damaging" recruitment war with the ...
man greets children as he scales the wall of a children hospital

A Pandemic Christmas: Services Move Online, People Stay Home

ROME (AP) — Families that usually reunite on Christmas over a hearty, lingering meal celebrated apart ...
a black-footed ferret

Endangered Ferrets Get Experimental COVID-19 in Colorado

In late summer, as researchers accelerated the first clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines for humans, a ...
Pope Francis

Pope on COVID-19 Vaccine: Needy, Vulnerable Must Come First

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis made a Christmas Day plea for authorities to make COVID-19 ...
Dr. Meshia Wallac

Christmas in The ICU: Decorations, Lights and Many Tears

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — A Christmas tree stands outside the intensive care room where a man ...
Alicia Priest

Oklahoma Teachers Union Head Warns About Return to Classes

A program that has pumped $2.7 billion into healing long-term injuries to the Great Lakes environment ...
housing activists

As Some Pandemic Aid Ends, What’s Next for Hurting Americans

Americans who struggled through 2020 could face more hardship in the year ahead as pandemic related ...
a worker helps with the Christmas tree

Some Schools Go Remote, Others Ask for Voluntary Quarantines

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Some Vermont schools are moving to all-remote teaching in the week following ...
Christmas lights are lit up

UK Cuts Overseas Aid After Worst Recession in Over 300 Years

LONDON (AP) — The British government faced fury Wednesday after ditching its long-standing target for overseas ...
Police detain an activist

Global Push to End Domestic Violence, Worse Amid COVID-19

BRUSSELS (AP) — In a global push to end violence against women, activists held rallies Wednesday ...
Student takes a COVID test

Heading Home for the Holiday? Get a Virus Test, Colleges Say

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As college students prepare to go home for the holidays, some ...
travelers make their way through an airport

CDC Pleads with Americans to Not Travel for Thanksgiving

NEW YORK (AP) — With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation's top public health ...
immigrants seeking asylum

Judge Orders US to Stop Expelling Children Who Cross Border

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to stop expelling immigrant ...
Nintendo Switch

Study Suggests Video Games Can Help Mental Health

LONDON (AP) — Time spent playing video games can be good for mental health, according to ...
Malala Yousafzai

Bangladeshi Wins Children’s Prize for Fighting Cyberbullying

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A 17-year-old Bangladeshi boy won the International Children's Peace Prize on ...
People protest the Detention camps

US Deports Migrant Women Who Alleged Abuse by Georgia Doctor

HOUSTON (AP) — The Trump administration is trying to deport several women who allege they were ...
city worker unloads a pallet of food

For Biden, How to Help Mangled Economy is Next Obstacle

BALTIMORE (AP) — Joe Biden will inherit a mangled U.S. economy — one that never fully ...
a scientist works on Alzheimer’s disease research in a laboratory

FDA Panel Urges Rejection of Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government health advisers sharply criticized a closely watched Alzheimer's drug on Friday, concluding ...
James Christmas and Mark Oppenheim

Preview: North Home Children & Family Services – James Christmas

James Christmas, President & CEO of North Homes Children and Family Services, discusses the organization's unique ...
Courtney Normand, director of the Planned Parenthood-affiliated political group Safe & Healthy Youth Washington

Washington Passes 1st Voter-Approved Sex Ed Mandate in US

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state voters approved a sex education referendum, allowing Democrats' wide-ranging mandate for ...