Benjamin Franklin gave instructions on at-home abortions in a book in the 1700s

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Abortion rights continue to be the subject of fierce debate in the United States. But for one of America's founding fathers, they were as basic as mathematics and writing.

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It has been 10 years since the Justice Department filed a report on the government's compliance with IT accessibility standards, a group of concerned senators say. Now they are asking for answers.

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The U.S. Supreme Court's opinion in a key environmental case, WV v. EPA, says the federal agency lacks authority to use greenhouse gas emissions caps to force fossil fuel power plants out of business.

Jun 30 - 10:50am EDT

At issue is a legal theory that would give state legislatures unfettered authority to set the rules for federal elections, free of supervision by the state courts and state constitutions.

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On a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court handed the Biden administration a victory, allowing it to rescind the Trump-era Remain in Mexico policy.

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The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency does not have the authority to mandate carbon emissions from existing power plants.

Jun 30 - 10:02am EDT

President Joe Biden said he would support changing the filibuster rules in the Senate to ensure that privacy rights, including abortion rights, are enshrined into law.

Jun 30 - 5:06am EDT

Election deniers are spreading false narratives that there was rampant fraud in the 2020 election. NPR tracked four men who appeared at more than 300 events in 45 states and Washington, D.C.

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While in Europe, President Biden committed more U.S. troops to NATO and worked with G-7 leaders on Russia. Before heading home, he'll take questions about the domestic issues waiting for him.

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The House Jan. 6 panel has issued a subpoena for former White House Counsel Pat Cipollone. The committee is asking him to appear for a deposition next week.