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Supreme Court to take up major abortion rights challenge

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to a showdown over abortion in a case that could dramatically alter nearly 50 years of rulings on abortion rights. With three justices appointed by President Donald Trump part of a 6-3 conservative majority, the court is taking on a case about whether states can ban abortions before a fetus

History

Holy Cow! History: The Three Forgotten States of America

Photo: The Kingdom of Callaway flag If you’re of a certain age, you remember being herded onto a school stage for a patriotic assembly and warbling “Fifty Nifty United States” to beaming parents. “Fifty, nifty, United States from thirteen original colonies,” the song cheerfully began. There wasn’t much to it beyond rhyming “fifty” and “nifty.” It

National

President Trump speaks at FEMA headquarters

Speaking at FEMA headquarters in Washington today, President Trump announced that he will travel to Texas and Louisiana this weekend to survey storm damage resulting from Hurricane Laura. The hurricane made landfall around 1 a.m. CT in Louisiana this morning before being downgraded to a tropical storm early this afternoon. “All Americans are thinking of

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