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Protesters demonstrate outside the Texas Capitol in Austin in late May in response to a bill that outlaws abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. Sergio Flores/Getty Images hide caption

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What The Texas Abortion Ban Does — And What It Means For Other States

The law bans abortions as early as six weeks after conception and allows Texans to sue anyone who aids, abets or performs an abortion past that mark.

Jessica Marie Ramirez attends a voting rights rally outside the Texas Capitol on July 8 in Austin. Tamir Kalifa/Getty Images hide caption

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In Texas, 666 Laws Take Effect Wednesday, Including Many Conservative Priorities

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Protesters demonstrate outside the Texas Capitol in Austin in late May in response to a bill that outlaws abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. Sergio Flores/Getty Images hide caption

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What the Texas abortion ban does — and what it means for other states

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Two demonstrators protest against U.S. Judge Robert Drain, who has granted immunity from future opioid lawsuits to members of the Sackler family. Brian Mann hide caption

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The Sacklers, Who Made Billions From OxyContin, Win Immunity From Opioid Lawsuits

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Medics transport a man with COVID-19 symptoms to a hospital in Austin, Texas. More than 3 million people in the state have had COVID-19, but just 81,000 are listed in a central data set at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Millions Of People Are Missing From CDC COVID Data As States Fail To Report Cases

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The popular streaming platform Twitch is facing boycotts on Wednesday, over a wave of "hate raids" attacking mostly Black and queer streamers. Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Twitch Users Are Boycotting Over Attacks Targeting Black, Queer And Disabled People

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