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WASHINGTON (AP) Abortion opponents have rallied on the National Mall and marched to the Supreme Court to mark the 38th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. More than three dozen lawmakers addressed the crowd during a rally Monday to start the annual "March for Life."

WASHINGTON (AP) Public works officials have issued a boil water advisory to 400,000 customers affected by a water main break in Prince George's County. The advisory comes after a pipe ruptured in an office park that backs up to Capital Beltway in Prince George's County and sent water down a small hill onto the road.

WASHINGTON (AP) The National Archives says a longtime Abraham Lincoln researcher has confessed to tampering with a presidential pardon so he could claim credit for finding a document of historical significance. According to the Archives, 78-year-old Thomas P. Lowry of Woodbridge, Va., used a fountain pen to change the date on a pardon by Lincoln from April 14, 1864 to 1865.

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Remembering Robert Swanson, Advertising's 'King Of Jingles'

Robert Swanson revolutionized American advertising and wrote some of the most memorable ad jingles of the 1950s and '60s for products ranging from Campbell's Soup to Pall Mall cigarettes. He died at 95 July 17 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.
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In Alaska's Remote Towns, Climate Change Is Already Leaving Many Hungry

Melting ice has made it harder to hunt walrus, a traditional staple for Native Alaskans. Warmer temps mean caribou aren't where hunters used to find them. It all adds up to more food insecurity.
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Democratic National Convention Day Two: Uniting The Party

An update on day two of the Democratic convention: Bill Clinton takes the stage and ongoing efforts by party leaders to build unity.

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How To Help Teens And Children Fight 'Tech Addiction'

Many parents and therapists say obsessive internet use is a very real problem for some teens and children. But the term “internet addiction” is controversial and not officially recognized as a disorder. How to help kids who compulsively use computers and mobile technology.

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