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The Governor Of Texas Has Signed A Law That Bans Abortion As Early As 6 Weeks

The new law prohibits abortion the moment a fetal heartbeat has been detected, before many women are even aware that they are pregnant. Enforcement of the law relies on private citizens.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a bill that bans abortion beginning at around six weeks. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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The Governor Of Texas Has Signed A Law That Bans Abortion As Early As 6 Weeks

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Fjarlaegur Oskar Schuster
DNA Akira Kosemura

As people begin to re-emerge from over a year of isolation, there's a lot to navigate and re-learn. Ada daSilva/Getty Images hide caption

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Feeling Anxious About Returning To Post-Pandemic Society? You're Not Alone

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Young Vallis Alps
Gold Prisms Incorporated The Bad Plus
Instrumental José González
GoGo Dirtwire

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, speaks virtually during a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing in March. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Facebook Calls Links To Depression Inconclusive. These Researchers Disagree

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Paul Mooney attends a photo shoot at the Apollo Theater Jan. 5, 2008 in New York City. Johnny Nunez/WireImage hide caption

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The Man Known As The 'Godfather Of Modern Black Comedy' Has Died

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Looped Kiasmos
FTA Whitney

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is opposing a 9/11-style commission to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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House Passes Bill To Investigate Capitol Riot, But Its Fate In Senate Is Unclear

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Electronic artist Flume performs at Lollapalooza in 2016. The festival is set to return at full capacity this summer. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Samsung hide caption

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Foo Fighters Headline Lollapalooza As Chicago Summer Festival Season Opens Up

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We Can't Stop Miley Cyrus
Turn Around Sola Rosa & Iva Lamkum

Critics say American officers should be trained in defensive tactics, especially empty-hand techniques, so that they depend less on tasers and guns. Images by Steve Skinner Photogra/Getty Images hide caption

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American Cops Are Under Pressure To Rely Less On Guns And Take More Personal Risk

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Midnight on the Run Boombox
Dolce Vita Ryan Paris

Viola Fletcher, the oldest living survivor of the Tulsa Race Massacre, tells a congressional hearing: "I have lived through the massacre every day. Our country may forget this history, but I cannot." Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Survivors Of 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Share Eyewitness Accounts

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Om Hippie Sabotage
Nakt Rone
Babylon of the Occident The Shanghai Restoration Project

With his band Parliament Funkadelic, George Clinton paved the way for generations of free-spirited musicians who came after him. Erika Goldring/Getty Images hide caption

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Play It Forward: George Clinton Is Everyone's Hype Man

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Constance Hauman Glitter and Be Gay
Lovers' Carvings Bibio

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