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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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Colson Whitehead On The Importance Of Historical Fiction In Tumultuous Times

Kojo talks with author Colson Whitehead about his new novel "The Underground Railroad" and its resonance at this particular moment in history.

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'Cup Noodles' Turns 45: A Closer Look At The Revolutionary Ramen Creation

Today instant ramen is consumed in at least 80 countries — with culturally specific adaptations. The U.S., for instance, gets shorter noodles, because Americans don't slurp them up like the Japanese.
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Rating The United States On Child Care

A majority of parents in the U.S. work outside the home. That means about 12 million children across the country require care. A new report ranks states on cost, quality and availability of child care - and says nobody is getting it right.

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Scientists To Bid A Bittersweet Farewell To Rosetta, The Comet Chaser

To cap its 12-year scientific voyage, the Rosetta spacecraft will take a final plunge Friday. Scientists will signal Rosetta to crash into the surface of a comet — and gather data all the way down.

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