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First over-the-counter birth control pill gets FDA approval

July 13, 2023

BY MATTHEW PERRONE WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal regulators on Thursday approved the nation’s first over-the-counter birth control pill in a landmark decision that will soon allow American women and girls to obtain contraceptive medication as easily as they buy aspirin and […]

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$1.2M bail set for man charged with killing Tennessee surgeon remembered as skilled, beloved doctor

July 13, 2023

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A man charged with killing a hand surgeon at a Tennessee clinic was being held on $1.2 million bail Thursday as those who knew the doctor remembered him as a skilled and beloved medical professional who […]

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How America’s push for the atomic bomb spawned enduring radioactive waste problems in St. Louis

July 13, 2023

BY MICHAEL PHILLIS AND JIM SALTER ST. LOUIS (AP) – The federal government and companies responsible for nuclear bomb production and atomic waste storage sites in the St. Louis area in the mid-20th century were aware of health risks, spills, improperly […]

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Black Lives Matter movement marks 10 years of activism and renews its call to defund the police

July 13, 2023

BY AARON MORRISON The Black Lives Matter movement hits a milestone on Thursday, marking 10 years since its 2013 founding in response to the acquittal of the man who fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Gunned down in a Florida gated community […]

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Louisiana judge tosses some charges against officers in deadly arrest of Black driver Ronald Greene

July 12, 2023

BY JIM MUSTIAN A state judge has thrown out obstruction of justice charges against two of the five Louisiana lawmen indicted in the fatal 2019 arrest of Ronald Greene, a death authorities initially blamed on a car crash before long suppressed […]

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Detroit-area officer charged with federal civil rights crime after punching Black man

July 11, 2023

WARREN, Mich. (AP) – A suburban Detroit police officer who punched a young Black man in the face and slammed his head to the ground was charged Monday with a federal civil rights crime. A criminal complaint against Matthew Rodriguez […]

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Threats of a strike heating up even before UAW begins negotiations with automakers

July 11, 2023

BY TOM KRISHER DETROIT (AP) – Whenever the United Auto Workers union begins negotiating a new contract with Detroit’s three automakers, threats of a strike are typically heard on the floor of the old Chrysler transmission plant in Kokomo, Indiana. This […]

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Test scores show American students slipping further behind despite recovery efforts

July 11, 2023

BY HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH AND CAROLYN THOMPSON Students across the U.S. fell further behind academically last school year despite extensive efforts to help them recover from pandemic learning setbacks, according to an analysis of test scores released Tuesday. The study by the […]

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Scientists now say a new epoch – the Anthropocene, marked by human impact on Earth – began in 1950s

July 11, 2023

BY SETH BORENSTEIN Humanity has etched its way into Earth’s geology, atmosphere and biology with such strength and permanence, a special team of scientists figures we have shifted into a new geologic epoch, one of our own creation. It’s called the […]

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BofA hit with $250 million in fines, penalties, refunds for ‘double-dipping’ fees, fake accounts

July 11, 2023

BY MICHELLE CHAPMAN Bank of America must reimburse customers more than $100 million and pay $150 million in fines for “double-dipping” on overdraft fees, withholding reward bonuses on credit cards and opening accounts without customer consent. It is one of the […]

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