Abortion ban reaches S. Carolina Senate despite GOP factions

COLUMBIA, S.C. — While the results of this month’s Kansas abortion vote have shaken some Republicans’ appetite for additional restrictions, South Carolina lawmakers on Wednesday advanced a ban with limited…

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Former senator discusses the hushed efforts to change the US Constitution

There is a new strategy that far-right activists are using to attempt to weaken the foundations of our democracy: something called the “convention provision” in the Constitution, according to a…

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For Noah Baumbach, ‘White Noise’ is about life and death

Noah Baumbach’s “White Noise” is opening the Venice International Film Festival, where it is among the films playing in competition

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Lucinda Williams, Chris Isaak to perform at Americana awards

Lucinda Williams, Chris Isaak, Brandi Carlile and Indigo Girls are among the performers who will take the stage at the Americana Honors & Awards

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Fall Preview: ‘The Woman King’ comes for the throne

When “The Woman King” rises up in theaters on Sept. 16, it will emerge as a potent force on a movie landscape that has seldom seen something like it

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Florida sues FDA over ‘delay’ of low-cost drug importations

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida sued federal health officials on Wednesday, accusing them of stalling the state’s plan to import lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada. Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the…

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California won’t expand teen vaccines without parental OK

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California won’t allow teens age 15 and up to be vaccinated against the coronavirus without their parents’ consent. State Sen. Scott Wiener, the bill’s author, announced Wednesday…

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Big 12 looks to potential early extension of media rights

The changing Big 12 Conference plans to have discussions with ESPN and Fox about a potential early extension of its media rights deal

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Unvaccinated cadets ordered off Coast Guard Academy campus

NEW LONDON, Conn. — The Coast Guard Academy is disenrolling seven cadets for failing to comply with the military’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate, after their requests for religious exemptions were denied…

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