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Spectators watch as fireworks are launched over the East River and the Empire State Building in New York City on July 4, 2021. Regulators are warning people ahead of July Fourth to be careful handling any recreational fireworks. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Protesters hold up signs during an abortion-rights rally on Saturday in Austin, Texas. Sergio Flores/Getty Images hide caption

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Adolescents faced obstacles getting abortions. The Supreme Court just made it harder

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A protester carries a sign as they attend the "Jewish Rally for Abortion Justice" rally at Union Square near the U.S. Capitol on May 17. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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The recent surge in sports gambling ads could be harmful, some gambling experts say

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A young woman pays her respects at a memorial in front of Robb Elementary School earlier this monthin Uvalde, Texas. Committees have begun inviting testimony from law enforcement authorities, family members and witnesses regarding the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School which killed 19 children and two adults. Brandon Bell/Getty Images hide caption

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Sports betting is exploding across the U.S., but how companies advertise remains largely unregulated. Kyle Ellingson for NPR hide caption

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Sports betting ads are everywhere. Some worry gamblers will pay a steep price

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A truck arrives at Larne port in County Antrim, where a customs post has been established as part of the Northern Ireland Protocol, on November 29, 2021. Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy speaks to reporters during a briefing in Trenton, N.J., on Feb. 7, 2022. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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New Jersey touts abortion protections to lure businesses

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Oakland City Hall is bathed in red light in a memorial to the people who have died from COVID-19 throughout the country in Oakland, Calif. in January 2021. Carlos Avila Gonzalez/San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images hide caption

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