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WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 11: Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks at the Justice Department about the FBI search and seizure at former president Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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What Is The Status Of All Of Trump's Legal Woes?

Former President Donald Trump is dominating headlines yet again.

What Is The Status Of All Of Trump's Legal Woes?

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WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 7: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) gives the thumbs up as he leaves the Senate Chamber after passage of the Inflation Reduction Act at the U.S. Capitol August 7, 2022 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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What The Climate Package Means For A Warming Planet

Up until a few weeks ago, meaningful climate legislation was sidelined in the U.S. Senate. But after months of wrangling votes — and adding concessions to oil and gas companies — Democrats in the Senate have finally passed the Inflation Reduction Act.

What The Climate Package Means For A Warming Planet

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Voters in Milwaukee fill out ballots in Wisconsin's state primary on Tuesday. The top three Republican candidates for governor each cast doubt on the results of the 2020 election. Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images hide caption

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From The Grassroots To The Top Of The Ticket, Election Denial Looms Large in GOP

In Republican politics, one of the biggest issues in the 2022 election is the 2020 election. In at least 8 states so far, Republicans have picked candidates for Secretary of State who deny the results of the last presidential election. This is despite the fact that not a shred of evidence calls President Biden's victory into question. If elected, they would become the chief elections officer in their states.

From The Grassroots To The Top Of The Ticket, Election Denial Looms Large in GOP

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An employee looks at a vanadium flow battery in Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Battery Reliability Laboratory in 2021. Andrea Starr/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory hide caption

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How The U.S. Gave Away Cutting-Edge Technology To China

Researchers at an American national laboratory spent years developing cutting-edge vanadium redox flow batteries. But now, a Chinese company is making those batteries in a factory in northeastern China.

How The U.S. Gave Away Cutting-Edge Technology To China

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A view of the destroyed Fabrika shopping mall in the city of Kherson on July 20. Ukrainian forces are pushing towards the strategically important city, trying to retake it from Russia. STRINGER/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Course Of The War In Ukraine Hinges On The Fight For Kherson

All eyes are on Kherson. In Ukraine's first major offensive of the war, soldiers are pushing towards the city, trying to retake it from Russian troops. It's a transport hub and key river crossing, and reclaiming it would be a huge victory for Ukraine.

The Course Of The War In Ukraine Hinges On The Fight For Kherson

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Palestinian musician Bashar Murad works at a recording studio in Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem November 19, 2018. AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS hide caption

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Palestinian pop singer Bashar Murad struggles for freedom and equality on two fronts

Bashar Murad's danceable riffs and live concerts and videos - filled with bubbles, enormous hats, and layers and layers of veils - have earned him the nickname "Palestinian Lady Gaga" from his fans. And much like Born This Way is an anthem of equality, Murad's songs challenge conservative social norms and push for LGBTQ rights while also challenging the Israeli occupation of the West Bank.

Palestinian pop singer Bashar Murad struggles for freedom and equality on two fronts

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An emergency declaration frees up resources to help fight the monkeypox outbreak. There are currently more than 6,600 cases in the U.S. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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As U.S. Declares Monkeypox A Public Health Emergency, What To Know About The Risks

This week the Biden administration declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency.

As U.S. Declares Monkeypox A Public Health Emergency, What To Know About The Risks

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US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The National Security Advisor's Very Busy Week

With House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, the U.S. airstrike that killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri and Russia's ongoing war in Ukraine, there's a lot to talk about with National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan these days.

The National Security Advisor's Very Busy Week

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Elizabeth and James Weller at their home in Houston two months after losing their baby girl due to a premature rupture of membranes. Elizabeth could not receive the medical care she needed until several days later because of a Texas law that banned abortion after six weeks. Julia Robinson/NPR hide caption

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Abortion Bans Have Consequences For Wanted Pregnancies, Too

Since the fall of Roe v. Wade, a dozen states have implemented laws banning or severely restricting abortion. Those laws have consequences for wanted pregnancies, too.

Abortion Bans Have Consequences For Wanted Pregnancies, Too

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Osama bin Laden (left) sits with his No. 2, Ayman al-Zawahiri, for an interview that was published in November 2001, shortly after the 9/11 attacks. The U.S. says it killed al-Zawahiri in a drone strike in Kabul on Sunday. (Photo by Visual News/Getty Images) Visual News/Getty Images hide caption

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Al Qaeda Leader Killed In U.S. Drone Strike In Afghanistan

Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of Al Qaeda, was killed by a U.S. drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan over the weekend. For years, al-Zawahiri was Osama Bin Laden's deputy — and was known as the mastermind behind the 9-11 attacks.

Al Qaeda Leader Killed In U.S. Drone Strike In Afghanistan

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