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Gallup Poll: Dissatisfaction With U.S. Abortion Laws On The Rise

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| A new poll from Gallup finds increased dissatisfaction with the nation's abortion laws, mostly among Democrats, who want fewer restrictions.

Political Unrest In Puerto Rico After Discovery Of Unused Hurricane Aid

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Fed up with what they say is rampant corruption, protesters are demanding the resignation of Gov. Wanda Vázquez, who just months ago served as the island's Justice Secretary.

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Amtrak To Drop $25,000 Ticket Price For Two Wheelchair Users After Complaints

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NPR reported on Friday that the ticket for a two-hour ride between Chicago and Bloomington-Normal, Ill., stations usually costs $16. Amtrak had based the higher price on adjustments to train cars.

Extradition Trial For Huawei Executive Facing U.S. Fraud Charges Begins In Vancouver

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Meng Wanzhou was arrested in 2018 as she changed planes in Vancouver. The U.S. says the Chinese technology giant misled banks about the nature of Huawei's business in Iran.

Youth Teaching Tech To Seniors Fosters Generational Connections

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Senior citizens who don't keep up with technology are at risk of social isolation. A New Mexico nonprofit pairs tech-savvy youth with seniors, and both generations benefit from the human connection.

U.S. Says 11 Service Members Were Injured When Iran Attacked Iraqi Base

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Eight Americans were taken to Germany and three to Kuwait to receive medical care after Iran's missile strike last week, a Defense Department spokesperson says.

Puerto Rico Relief: Trump Declares Major Disaster After Series Of Earthquakes

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Island officials were quick to thank the president for the designation, which makes residents eligible for more financial assistance from FEMA. They were just told aid for 2017 hurricanes is coming.

FBI Arrests 3 Alleged Members Of White Supremacist Group Ahead Of Richmond Rally

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The three suspected members of The Base had discussed going to Monday's pro-gun rally in Virginia, a law enforcement official tells NPR. The FBI says they also made an assault rifle.

Tattoo Removal Programs Help Former Inmates Wipe The Slate Clean

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For people who have been incarcerated, head and neck tattoos are often a barrier to reentering society and getting jobs. Some former inmates are removing their tattoos to help leave the past behind.