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  • Ohio 'heartbeat' abortion bill heads to Gov. John Kasich

    Ohio 'heartbeat' abortion bill heads to Gov. John Kasich

    An Ohio bill that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected is headed to the governor's desk. Lawmakers in the Republican-controlled state House voted to approve the so-called "heartbeat bill" Tuesday night after it passed in the Senate earlier in the day, clearing the way for...

  • What's next for the Dakota Access pipeline

    What's next for the Dakota Access pipeline

    The controversial Dakota Access pipeline is in limbo after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Sunday declined to approve a permit that the pipeline company, Energy Transfer Partners, needs in order to finish construction along the planned route. Here’s a look at what might be next for the pipeline:...

  • The $3.7-billion pipeline that became a rallying cry for tribes across America

    The $3.7-billion pipeline that became a rallying cry for tribes across America

    Native American protests of an oil pipeline under construction in North Dakota began this spring with a handful of people praying in a makeshift camp on a nearby Indian reservation. Months later, after legal wrangling, celebrity endorsements and, most importantly, the arrival of thousands more Native...

  • Eric Garner's death in NYPD chokehold case ruled a homicide

    Eric Garner's death in NYPD chokehold case ruled a homicide

    The controversial death of a New York City man who was placed in a chokehold by police was formally ruled a homicide Friday, a move that will almost certainly place the officers in front of a grand jury and heighten tensions between residents and the police department, city officials and policing...

  • Saving the Salton Sea is smart environmental policy

    Saving the Salton Sea is smart environmental policy

    They don't like to hear this kind of talk in the rich agricultural lands of the Imperial Valley, but the Salton Sea was a big mistake. It was dry desert land before 1905, when the Colorado River punched through poorly constructed irrigation levees and flowed for two years into a giant below-sea-level...

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