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A patient talks with a nurse at a traveling contraception clinic in Madagascar run by MSI Reproductive Choices, an organization that provides contraception and safe abortion services in 37 countries. The group condemned the overturn of Roe v. Wade and warned that the ruling could stymie abortion access overseas. Samantha Reinders for NPR hide caption

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Global reproductive and women's rights groups react to overturn of Roe v. Wade

Some nonprofit groups have welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court decision. But many global reproductive and women's rights groups condemned the ruling.

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Benjamin Franklin gave instructions on at-home abortions in a book in the 1700s

Abortion rights continue to be the subject of fierce debate in the United States. But for one of America's founding fathers, they were as basic as mathematics and writing.

Benjamin Franklin gave instructions on at-home abortions in a book in the 1700s

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Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with the head of Russia's Federal Financial Monitoring Service, Yury Chikhanchin, at the Kremlin in Moscow on Monday. Mikhail Metzel/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP hide caption

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What's happening with Russia's 1st default on foreign debt in a century

The clock ran out on Russia's payments. But there's a twist: Russia does not consider itself in default because the country has the money — just its payments have been blocked by Western sanctions.

What's happening with Russia's 1st default on foreign debt in a century

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Mark Cuban on diversity in sports and reforming American health care

We're in instant replay mode this week on The Limits, revisiting Jay's conversation with billionaire tech mogul Mark Cuban.

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Danilo Manimtim and his wife, Marilou, had identical cataract surgeries, but the charges were drastically different — even though the Fresno, California, couple were covered by the same health plan. Heidi de Marco/KHN hide caption

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He and his wife both got cataract surgery. His bill was 20 times higher than hers

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Whether a simple operation is performed under the auspices of a hospital or at an independent surgery center can make a huge difference in cost.

He and his wife both got cataract surgery. His bill was 20 times higher than hers

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Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks as hundreds protesters gathered on June 24 in Union Square in New York City, N.Y., to protest against the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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In N.Y.'s primary, 2 Democrats and 4 Republicans are running to oust Gov. Hochul

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Gov. Kathy Hochul is seeking a full term after succeeding Andrew Cuomo, who resigned last year. If elected in November, she would be the first woman chosen by voters as New York's governor.

Darren Bailey, Illinois state Senator and Republican candidate for governor, speaks alongside former President Donald Trump on Saturday, June 25, 2022, during a rally at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Mendon, Ill. Trump has endorsed Bailey in the race. Brian Munoz/St. Louis Public Radio hide caption

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Some of the country's richest people try to influence the Illinois race for governor

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Democrat and billionaire Gov. JB Pritzker is not only funding his own campaign but also running ads for GOP frontrunner Darren Bailey. Billionaire Ken Griffin is funding Republican Richard Irvin.

Some of the country's richest people try to influence the Illinois race for governor

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President Biden appears with other G7 leaders on Sunday, as a summit at Elmau Castle in the German Alps gets underway. Biden announced a $200 billion U.S. investment as part of a global infrastructure project by major democracies to counter China's investments in developing countries. JONATHAN ERNST/POOL/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Biden announced a $600 billion global infrastructure program to counter China's clout

A decade after China's global infrastructure program started, the U.S., G7 countries and private capital will invest in clean energy, technology and other projects in developing countries.

The Jackson Women's Health Organization, the last clinic in Mississippi that provides abortion services, is preparing to close. Kobee Vance/MPB News hide caption

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The only clinic in Mississippi that provides abortion services prepares to close its doors

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The "Pink House" — the clinic at the center of the case that led to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade — will continue to provide services until the state's trigger law takes effect.

Thomas Dobbs is the state health officer at the Mississippi State Department of Health. His name appears on the landmark Supreme Court case on abortion rights, despite having "nothing to do with it," he has said. Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The abortion case is named after Thomas Dobbs, who says he has nothing to do with it

The "Dobbs" in the case title refers to Thomas Dobbs, an infectious diseases doctor who became Mississippi's top health officer the same year the state adopted new abortion restrictions.

Vijay Gupta performing with some of the professional musicians in Street Symphony at the Midnight Mission on LA's Skid Row. David Zimmerman hide caption

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Street Symphony plays in harmony with Skid Row's 'sacred spaces'

Vijay Gupta was a 19-year-old violin prodigy when he joined the LA Philharmonic. Now he runs Street Symphony, an organization bringing music to clinics, jails and homeless shelters on Skid Row.

Street Symphony plays in harmony with Skid Row's 'sacred spaces'

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