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Vice President Kamala Harris says “everything is at stake” with reproductive health rights in November's presidential election. Harris' comments contrasts President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump on the issue before their debate Thursday night. The Supreme Court's decision that overturned the federal legal right to an abortion was made by a court that included three conservative justices nominated by Trump

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Millions of Americans prepared to sweat through yet another scorching day, with the potential for rolling storms to bring relief from high temperatures for at least some. Floodwaters inundated parts of the Midwest. From the mid-Atlantic to Maine, across much of the Midwest and throughout inland California, public officials cautioned residents sweating through the heat and humidity. The National Weather Service warned of the potential for rare tornadoes in the Northeast

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National Monument to Freedom (AP Photo/Kim Chandler) 

The monument is inscribed with the surnames that formerly enslaved people chose for themselves after being emancipated at the Civil War’s end. The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative said Juneteenth is a day to honestly confront the brutality of slavery but also honor the people who managed to remain hopeful despite what they faced.

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Photo Credit: Veracity Savant/Because Of Them We Can 

It’s the first time ever that the legendary restaurant will sell its seasonings outside of New Orleans!

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(Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP, File) 

Many Americans are celebrating Juneteenth, marking the day in 1865 when the last enslaved people in the U.S. learned they were free. For generations, Black Americans have recognized the end of one of history’s darkest chapters with joy, in the form of parades, street festivals, musical performances or cookouts. There’s a push today for people to see beyond the revelry and learn about Juneteenth’s history.

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A geriatrician explains what older Americans need to know

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Photo: NNPA 

The newly formed task force will serve as a central hub for pro-democracy members of Congress, civil society, and affected communities to coordinate efforts in examining, highlighting, preempting, and counteracting the initiative.

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Text, photos, videos and audio created using artificial intelligence are increasingly making their way into campaigns for state and local office. AI deepfakes that misrepresent candidates can do more damage in those races because campaigns have fewer staffers and less money. Yet some local candidates see AI as an equalizer against more powerful or well-financed candidates. They can use it for the practical aspects running a campaign, which frees them up to meet voters and participate in more community events

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Charles McMillan, a witness to George Floyd’s murder (Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) 

"Public tragedies have contributed to the increasing political polarization and the sectarian tone of political rhetoric today. One question I sought to answer in my book is why?"

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(AP Photo/Andre Penner) 

An invasive pest that has been killing Florida's orange trees since 2005 also is spreading in Brazil, the world's largest orange juice exporter. Extreme weather is another factor. 

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