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National & World Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds
The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes — a potential government shutdown that could echo into next year's presidential and congressional elections.
National & World Obama rule for power plants to compel steeper emissions cuts Obama rule for power plants to compel steeper emissions cuts
Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Barack Obama moved ahead Sunday with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in the courts with energy producers and Republican-led states.
National & World 5 things about Congress' fight over Planned Parenthood 5 things about Congress' fight over Planned Parenthood
Republicans will likely lose Monday's Senate showdown over halting federal aid to Planned Parenthood. Yet the political offensive by abortion foes has just started, prompted by a batch of unsettling videos that has focused attention on the group's little-noticed practice of providing fetal tissue to researchers.
National & World Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more
When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and the nation took notice. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public.
National & World Zimbabwe alleges 2nd American illegally killed lion Zimbabwe alleges 2nd American illegally killed lion
Another American illegally killed a lion with a bow and arrow in Zimbabwe several months ago, authorities said Sunday amid an international outcry over the U.S. hunter accused of illegally killing a well-known lion named Cecil in early July.