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Dozens Found Dead in Texas, NATO Summit Begins, January 6 Has a Surprise Hearing

At least 46 people, believed to be migrants, were found dead in a trailer in San Antonio, Texas. The January 6 panel announces a new surprise hearing. And NATO leaders meet in Spain, as Russia continues to pose a threat to the alliance.

Dozens Found Dead in Texas, NATO Summit Begins, January 6 Has a Surprise Hearing

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States Respond to Abortion Ruling, Biden at G7 Summit, Russia Strikes Western Ukraine

The Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade creates tensions between states. The Group of Seven leaders meet in Germany focusing on the ways to counter Russia and China. And as G7 leaders meet, Russian missiles strike western Ukraine.

States Respond to Abortion Ruling, Biden at G7 Summit, Russia Strikes Western Ukraine

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How Two Women's Views of Abortion Changed

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the constitutional right to abortion. Today, we're thinking about abortion on a personal level. And we'll listen to two women whose views on the matter have changed because of their own experiences.

How Two Women's Views of Abortion Changed

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Roe v. Wade Overturned, Kentucky's Trigger Law, Jan 6. Hearings

The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday officially overturned Roe v. Wade, voting along ideological lines. What does it say about the court as an institution and where it's headed? In some states with so-called "trigger laws," abortion was banned immediately — we bring you the view from one of them. And — the latest on the January 6th hearings.

Roe v. Wade Overturned, Kentucky's Trigger Law, Jan 6. Hearings

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Senate Passes Gun Safety Bill, Supreme Court Expands Gun Rights, Jan 6 and the DOJ

The Senate passes a gun control bill and sends it to the House. The Supreme Court strikes down New York's law restricting concealed carrying of guns. And a recap of Thursday's House Jan. 6 hearing which focused on former President Trump's pressure on the Justice Department to help him stay in office.

Senate Passes Gun Safety Bill, Supreme Court Expands Gun Rights, Jan 6 and the DOJ

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Jan. 6 Hearing Focuses on Justice Department, Afghanistan Earthquake, Biden to Europe

The Jan. 6 hearing will outline pressure on the DOJ to help overturn the election. The death toll continues to climb after the earthquake in southeastern Afghanistan. President Biden will attend the upcoming G7 and NATO summits.

Jan. 6 Hearing Focuses on Justice Department, Afghanistan Earthquake, Biden to Europe

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Senate Moves on Bipartisan Gun Bill, Fed Reserve Chair Testifies, Jan 6 Testimonies

A bipartisan gun safety bill appears poised to pass the Senate, possibly breaking gridlock in Congress on guns that has lasted years. The Federal Reserve Chairman testifies on inflation. And the January 6 panel reveals evidence of former President Trump's pressure campaign on state officials.

Senate Moves on Bipartisan Gun Bill, Fed Reserve Chair Testifies, Jan 6 Testimonies

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January 6 Panel Reconvenes, Ukraine's Eastern Front, Crypto Security Flaws

The House Jan. 6 committee reconvenes for another public hearing. Russia appears close to capturing a key Ukrainian city in the eastern part of the country. And crypto-currency could be vulnerable to security threats.

January 6 Panel Reconvenes, Ukraine's Eastern Front, Crypto Security Flaws

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Colombia's Presidential Elections, COVID Vaccines for Children, Stefanik on Democracy

Colombia has elected its first leftist President - Gustavo Petro. The COVID vaccine rollout for children under five begins this week across the United States. And what's behind Congresswoman Elise Stefanik's two tales of democracy.

Colombia's Presidential Elections, COVID Vaccines for Children, Stefanik on Democracy

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Emancipation Through Poetry

In the summer of 2020, as protests against racism spread throughout the country, former U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith began to view her work differently. She started seeing her own poetry as part of something bigger, a continuation of generations of Black poets who had used their words as proof of their own humanity for centuries. In honor of Juneteenth, Tracy K. Smith shares some of her favorite works from Black poets as well as one of her own.

Emancipation Through Poetry

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