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Fallout From Supreme Court Ruling Against Texas Law's Abortion Restrictions

NPR Top Stories - June 27, 2016 - 8:35am

While Texas' law governing clinics that perform abortions was among the most restrictive, many other states have laws with some of the same provisions.

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Supreme Court Finds Texas Law On Abortion Providers Unconstitutional

NPR Top Stories - June 27, 2016 - 8:30am

The 2-year-old law required clinics that provide abortions to have surgical facilities and doctors to have hospital admitting privileges; the justices reversed a federal appeals court decision, 5-3.

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Human Or Machine: Can You Tell Who Wrote These Poems?

NPR Books - June 27, 2016 - 8:14am

Can a computer write a sonnet that's indistinguishable from what a person can produce? A contest at Dartmouth attempted to find out. With our online quiz, you too can give it a try.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down Abortion Restrictions In Texas

NPR Top Stories - June 27, 2016 - 6:12am

The justices ruled 5-3 that a Texas law setting requirements for clinics that provide abortions — a law that was expected to cause many clinics to close — was unconstitutional.

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WATCH: Jesse Williams On Black Lives, Equal Rights And Freedom

NPR Top Stories - June 27, 2016 - 5:18am

As he accepted BET's Humanitarian Award, the actor spoke about police brutality, oppression and the appropriation of black culture. "We've been floating this country on credit for centuries," he said.

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A Toast To The Toast, The Site That Was Just For You. Yes, Even You

NPR Books - June 27, 2016 - 3:00am

The Toast — the funny, literary feminist website, gleeful kneecapper of high culture, center of cheerful misandry, and habitat of the courteous commenter — is closing. We have an appreciation.

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'Game Of Thrones' Finale Sunday Caps A Season Of Satisfaction

NPR Top Stories - June 27, 2016 - 2:54am

NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says HBO's most popular series soared this year with plots that moved beyond George R.R. Martin's published books.

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Inside A Secret Government Warehouse Prepped For Health Catastrophes

NPR Top Stories - June 27, 2016 - 12:56am

More than $7 billion in drugs, vaccines and supplies are stashed in warehouses to be tapped in case of a pandemic or an attack with chemical, biological or nuclear weapons. NPR got a peek at one.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren: From Professor To Pugilist

NPR Top Stories - June 27, 2016 - 12:55am

Elizabeth Warren is a rock star in Democratic politics, and there are reports she's being vetted as a possible Clinton running mate. Yet just a few years ago, she was, in Washington terms, a nobody.

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