Abortion in Louisiana: “These laws have literally nothing to do with safety”

Abortion in Louisiana: “These laws have literally nothing to do with safety”

As access to abortion has dried up across the South and Midwest, nowhere is it less secure than Louisiana, where a looming Supreme Court decision has the potential to leave the state with just one abortion clinic. While one side says the law in question makes the procedure safer for women, pro-abortion rights advocates argue the regulation is designed with one goal: to regulate abortion out of existence. To better understand the law and the…

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Football player changes last name for stepdad

Football player changes last name for stepdad

Football players are usually seen as tough, but one college athlete’s sideline surprise is melting hearts across the U.S.  “My name is formerly known as George Grimwade. But now it’s George Grimwade-Musto,” the Samford University football player said in a viral video produced by the school’s football program. In the poignant video, the name Grimwade on the back of his jersey is stripped off, and a new name, Musto, is sewn on. “I decided to…

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CBS News poll: Most Americans want a national health plan

CBS News poll: Most Americans want a national health plan

With 12 Democratic candidates lined up for Tuesday’s debate, Americans who tune in are likely to witness another spirited debate on health care — at least if previous debates can be any predictor. A majority of Americans agree with many of the Democratic presidential candidates in favoring some type of national health insurance plan, though most Americans still like the health insurance they currently have and do not want private insurance to be replaced by…

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Watch live: Police giving update on officer who fatally shot woman

Watch live: Police giving update on officer who fatally shot woman

Fort Worth Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus is expected to hold a news conference Tuesday to discuss the arrest of Aaron Dean. The white former police officer fatally shot Atatiana Jefferson, a 28-year-old black woman, inside her home over the weekend. The news conference is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. ET. You can watch it in the player above. Dean, who resigned Monday before he could be fired from the police department, is out…

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How to get up to $358 in the Yahoo data breach settlement

How to get up to $358 in the Yahoo data breach settlement

Consumers who had a Yahoo account at any time between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2016, are eligible for the financial settlement. The $117.5 million settlement will provide at least two years of free credit monitoring, or a cash payment for those who can verify they already have credit monitoring or identity protection. Yet how much money consumers ultimately receive will depend on how many people file claims. Consumers who had a Yahoo account…

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Facebook officially launches Libra despite defections

Facebook officially launches Libra despite defections

Facebook officially moved forward with its plans Monday to create a new digital currency called Libra, despite several high-profile defections from the project and intense criticism from U.S. regulators and politicians. The Libra Association, the nonprofit that will govern the currency, officially signed on 21 charter members on Monday at the organization’s inaugural meeting in Geneva. Originally the Libra Association had 27 potential members, but several companies dropped out in recent days, including Visa, Mastercard…

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Retired Fort Worth cop: “I’m afraid when I get stopped”

Retired Fort Worth cop: “I’m afraid when I get stopped”

Fort Worth, Texas – Aaron Dean, a white former police officer, is out on bond after being arrested and charged with murder for shooting Atatiana Jefferson, a 28-year-old black woman, inside her Texas home. He was responding to a neighbor’s call for a wellness check. Dean resigned before he could be fired from the Fort Worth Police Department Monday. The family is relieved Dean was arrested, but they said more needs to be done to…

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