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A Trump-appointed Texas judge could force a major abortion pill off the market

A decision is expected soon in a case challenging the FDA's approval of mifepristone, a drug commonly used to induce abortions.

A million people celebrated a papal mass in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital on the second day of Pope Francis' visit to the conflict-torn country. Alexis Huguet/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Francis celebrates Mass with million faithful in Democratic Republic of Congo

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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference after the Fed's meeting on Nov. 2, 2022, in Washington, D.C. The Fed raised interest rates by a quarter percentage point on Wednesday, its smallest increase in 11 months. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Fed raises interest rates by only a quarter-point after inflation drops

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