The House has sent President Biden the most wide-ranging gun violence bill Congress has passed in decades.
The bill is a measured compromise that illustrates progress on the issue following revulsion over last month’s mass shootings in New York and Texas. apne.ws/O2RnfDf
"It's not brave for me to say I had an abortion at 15, because it's a medical thing — a thing, a choice that I made, and I don't regret it at all. This shame [was] perpetrated on me, but I don't have a shame. I'm glad I didn't have that guy's baby. I'm OK.
"I was worried about my career responsibilities and afraid that I could not exist as both a career woman and mother. Twitter is sometimes too flat and too short to express intimate sentiments — words without context [can be] very annoying.
"My life was not conducive to raising a healthy [and] happy child — I just didn't feel it was fair. So I decided to get an abortion. Because I couldn't tell my mother that I was pregnant, I had to pay for it out of pocket.
"If I had not had that abortion, I'm pretty sure there would have been no Fleetwood Mac. There's just no way that I could have had a child then, working as hard as we worked — and there were a lot of drugs. I was doing a lot of drugs … I would have had to walk away.
"I found out I was pregnant when I was 14 years old — I didn't get a period. I talked to nobody. I panicked. I sat in hot baths. I drank these strange concoctions girls told me about... You mixed it all up. I got violently ill.
"This is an extreme and dangerous path the court is now taking us on," President Joe Biden says in a rebuke of the call by Justice Clarence Thomas to overturn other rulings protecting same-sex marriage, gay sex and the use of contraceptives.
People gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court building, both in support and protest, of the high court's ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade and end the 49-year constitutional protection for abortion. apne.ws/KWdvdXY
The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion, and 13 states already have laws that ban abortion in the event of Roe v. Wade being overturned. Another half-dozen states have near-total bans or prohibitions after 6 weeks of pregnancy. apne.ws/tWdbRx0
Justice Samuel Alito, in the opinion issued, wrote that Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the 1992 decision that reaffirmed the right to abortion, were wrong the day they were decided and must be overturned. apne.ws/TeJWjxX
People celebrate outside the U.S. Supreme Court after the high court overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade case with its conservative majority.
Authority to regulate abortion rests with the political branches, not the courts, Justice Samuel Alito wrote. apne.ws/DpDZ44i
Breaking News: The Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade, eliminating the constitutional right to abortion in a decision that will lead to all but total bans on the procedure in about half of the U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts voted with the majority. nyti.ms/39SYQnZ
BREAKING: The US Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision and wiped out the constitutional right to abortion, issuing a historic ruling likely to render the procedure largely illegal in half the country trib.al/RLk883u
At its core, fun is what it’s all about for many merfolk.
There is a strong need, especially after COVID-related lockdowns, to simply play and enjoy creativity, says Lauren Metzler, founder of Sydney Mermaids. apne.ws/y5kPEKd
People across the world are increasingly embracing the subculture of "mermaiding."
Thousands have flocked to conventions, formed "pods" and participated in the multimillion-dollar mermaid tail industry. But most of all, they say it offers a refuge. apne.ws/y5kPEKd
A team of biologists recently hauled in the heaviest Burmese python ever captured in Florida.
The Conservancy of Southwest Florida says the female python weighed 215-pounds, was nearly 18 feet long and had 122 developing eggs. apne.ws/a11qYom
The European Union agreed on Thursday to put Ukraine on a path toward EU membership, acting with uncharacteristic speed and unity to pull the embattled country further away from Russia's influence and bind it more closely to the West. apne.ws/WkFclL2
Want to know why you played so well — or so badly — in Wordle 370? Meet WordleBot, your daily wordle companion that will tell you how efficient and lucky you were — and it could help improve your results. nyti.ms/3OIM7Dj
On the 50th anniversary of Title IX being signed into law, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a portrait of the late Congresswoman Patsy Mink — the first woman of color elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and considered the "Mother of Title IX."
The 215-pound snake was the largest Burmese python ever found in Florida, breaking a record set by the invasive species in 2016 at 140 pounds, according to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. nyti.ms/3QHKuaB