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In Oklahoma City, Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt speaks after signing into law April 12, 2022, that makes it a felony to perform an abortion, punishable by up to 10 years in prison. Stitt is up for reelection in November. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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Despite heavy criticism, Gov. Stitt is the favorite to win the Oklahoma GOP primary

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In Oklahoma, state Superintendent Joy Hofmeister left the GOP to run against Gov. Kevin Stitt who fiercely opposes abortion rights, defends gun rights and is endorsed by former President Trump.

Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, a Republican candidate for Secretary of State, at the Colorado Republican State Assembly on Saturday, April 9, 2022. Hart Van Denburg/CPR News hide caption

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An indicted Colorado election clerk is running in the Tuesday primary for the top election job

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Tina Peters, who is charged with 10 counts of election tampering and misconduct — and is known for falsely claiming fraud in the 2020 election — is on the ballot for secretary of state in Colorado.

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At least 20 people were killed in Russia's missile attack on a crowded Ukrainian mall

Russia has been escalating bombardments of Ukrainian cities this week — attacks Moscow says are aimed at military installations but often hit civilian targets instead.

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Idaho's fight against the far right, then and now

The arrest of white nationalists in North Idaho gained national attention. But it has deeper significance for residents who say the region has a history of attracting — and fighting — extremists.

Idaho's fight against the far right, then and now

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Wajahat Malik, right, and a Pakistan Navy seaman navigate the Indus River. Malik organized a 40-day expedition down the 2,000-mile river to document "the peoples, the cultures, the biodiversity and just whatever comes our way," he says — including the impact of climate change and pollution. Diaa Hadid/For NPR hide caption

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Floating in a rubber dinghy, a filmmaker documents the Indus River's water woes

Pakistani filmmaker Wajahat Malik pulled together an expedition to raft down the 2,000-mile river. He hopes to reconnect people with the Indus, which is being threatened by overuse and climate change.

Floating in a rubber dinghy, a filmmaker documents the Indus River's water woes

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Nine years ago Donovan Atterberry's girlfriend became pregnant, but a lethal chromosomal disorder was detected. She chose to terminate the pregnancy, and Atterberry says "it changed my whole perspective ... on bodily autonomy and things of that nature." He's now an organizer for New Voices for Reproductive Justice, which advocates for Black womens' health care, including access to abortion. Nick Cammett/AP hide caption

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The end of Roe v. Wade has huge economic implications for male partners, too

Research is more limited, but shows that men who become parents younger than planned are less likely to go to college and have lower earnings.

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Also hit by inflation? Your local taco truck

Higher prices for gasoline, meat and vegetables and even cooking oil have put pressure on food trucks as they struggle to balance menu prices with customers' expectations of a low-cost meal.

Also hit by inflation? Your local taco truck

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Abortion rights demonstrator Elizabeth White leads a chant in response to the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization ruling in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24, 2022. Brandon Bell/Getty Images hide caption

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Frustration at Biden and other Democrats grows among abortion-rights supporters

While abortion-rights supporters have focused their anger at the Supreme Court, but there was plenty aimed at Democrats who they feel let them down.

The 2021 study found that 32% of pharmacies did not have levonorgestrel, a hormone that can prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex, in stock at all, and of the pharmacies that did have it on the shelf, 70% of them kept it in a locked box. Seth Herald/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Emergency contraception pills are safe and effective, but not always available

To best protect against unintended pregnancy, emergency contraceptives like Plan B or Ella need to be taken within five days of unprotected sex, but a large number of pharmacies don't stock the pills.

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A novelist's time in the MMA cage informed his book on memory loss and identity

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John Vercher trained in mixed martial arts as a young man. His novel, After the Lights Go Out, centers on a veteran MMA fighter who struggles to remember everyday things.

A novelist's time in the MMA cage informed his book on memory loss and identity

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NYC Pride sees fresh wave of activism from Supreme Court's abortion decision

For the first time since COVID, the LGBTQ Pride Parade happened in New York City on Sunday, June 26, 2022.

NYC Pride sees fresh wave of activism from Supreme Court's abortion decision

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Megan Thee Stallion, performing at the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, U.K., on Saturday. During her set, Megan spoke out against the Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Ben Birchall/PA Images via Getty Images hide caption

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Musicians react to the Supreme Court decision on the right to an abortion

After Friday's Supreme Court decision, artists from around the world spent the following days sharing their reactions and plans for the immediate future.

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Hear a live mini-concert from Lido Pimienta

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What adds to Lido's Polaris Prize and Grammy award-winning resume is her ability to command the stage as a live performer.

Lido Pimienta on World Cafe

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