In an interview on Morning Edition, Cecile Richards spoke about Friday's attack at a facility in Colorado Springs and about an "incredible escalation of harassment and intimidation."
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Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, President Obama and French President Francois Hollande walk away after placing flowers at a makeshift memorial for the victims of the Paris attacks at the Bataclan on Monday.
Holes in the visa program that allow easy entry into the U.S. are being re-examined. President Obama is taking steps to tighten the program, while Congress works on a fix.
A power-generating windmill turbine is seen in front of the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris ahead of the COP21 World Climate Summit, which begins Monday.
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The Kyoto Protocol of 1997 didn't slow down the gradual warming of the planet. Now governments meeting for a two-week summit are trying an a la carte approach.
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After a 4.5-magnitude earthquake was recorded near Cushing, Okla., in October, state regulators ordered oil companies to shut down several disposal wells. That seemed to slow the shaking — at least for a while.
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A surge in earthquakes in the state is now a national security threat. No damage has been reported, but operators at the hub are on high alert for a disruption that would ripple through the U.S. energy market.
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The 1965 special A Charlie Brown Christmas is celebrating 50 years of somber music and sad little trees.
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The Christmas special celebrates 50 years with a retrospective on ABC, and it seems more than ever like something we wouldn't get today.
Sophie Sartain watched her grandmother take care of her intellectually disabled aunt, Dona, and thought that she could never be that devoted. Then her son was diagnosed with autism.
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William Porter, one of six police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, arrives at a Baltimore courthouse for jury selection Monday.
In Baltimore, many residents want accountability from this trial. They're eager for convictions, and some fear there will be more unrest if that doesn't happen.
A man walks through hundreds of pairs of shoes displayed in Paris as part of a rally called "Paris sets off for climate" on Sunday, Nov. 29. More than 140 world leaders are gathering around Paris for high-stakes climate talks this week.
A new paper says it's better to focus on concrete manifestations of climate change in our lives today — and what can be gained by making changes now — says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu speaks during a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Monday.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said his country was defending its airspace. "Protection of Turkish airspace, Turkish borders is a national duty," he said.
Los Angeles is a sprawling metropolis, and it was poised to become a manufacturing giant because of its unique geography. As industry grew, so did an infrastructure of freeways that connects the ports to the eastern reaches of Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, where factories had the space to expand.
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Los Angeles is home to the most manufacturing jobs in the U.S., from clothes to metal parts to new aerospace tech. Companies have reinvented themselves, even as they struggle to find skilled workers.
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Online calculators seem like a great way to compare the cost of common medical scans and procedures. But many estimators are inaccurate.
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Indiana is trying to make the path to a high school diploma more rigorous, but some special education students worry they won't be able to meet new requirements.
Tom Jones' new album, Long Lost Suitcase, comes out Dec. 4.
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Long Lost Suitcase is not just Jones' story, but also the story of America's musical roots spreading to reach the whole planet, generation by generation.
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Rosa Parks, whose refusal to give up her seat touched off the Montgomery bus boycott and the beginning of the civil rights movement, is fingerprinted by police Lt. D.H. Lackey in Montgomery, Ala., Feb. 22, 1956, when she was among several others charged with violating segregation laws.
Sixty years ago Tuesday, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus. Recruits in Montgomery, Ala., are learning about Parks in a course aimed at eliminating bias in policing.
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For decades, astronomers believed there was another planet in our solar system, tucked just out of sight. Then Albert Einstein figured out it wasn't there. Author Thomas Levenson explains.