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Virginia Delegate Introduces 'Personhood' Bill

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A member of Virginia's House of Delegates known for his opposition to abortion rights has filed a bill declaring that life begins at fertilization. Delegate Bob Marshall, a Republican from Prince William County, is using the pre-filing period for the upcoming General Assembly session to introduce the bill.

It states that human life begins when an egg is fertilized, and says the Commonwealth should grant rights, privileges, and immunities to what the bill calls "unborn children."

Abortion-rights supporters say the measure would outlaw abortion and would threaten certain forms of birth control as well. Voters in Mississippi recently rejected a similar, so-called "personhood" amendment to their state's constitution.

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He Used To Live On The Streets Of Mumbai. Now, His Cafe Welcomes Everyone

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For Many Black Voters, Trump's 'What Do You Have To Lose?' Plea Isn't Enough

Donald Trump promises to help bring jobs and security to black neighborhoods. But his poll numbers with African-Americans are in the low single digits, and many say his message is insulting.
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A Cyber-Psychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online

Dr. Mary Aiken, a pioneering cyber-psychologist, work inspired the CBS television series "CSI: Cyber". She explains how going online changes our behavior in small and dramatic ways, and what that means for how we think about our relationship with technology.

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