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Supreme Court Opinion: Contraception Coverage

Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News offers reaction to the Supreme Court's unsigned unanimous opinion on access to contraception.

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Debate Over Transgender Bathroom Access At Public Schools

The Obama administration tells public schools across the country to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice. The debate over transgender rights and the legal, social and financial implications.

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New Round Of Raids Could Spark Terror Among Central-American Immigrants

Local immigration activists are denouncing the ICE raids and bracing for a second wave of panic, similar to one sparked by raids in January.
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Donald Trump meets with GOP leaders on Capitol Hill. The House approves a bill to launch an opioids task force. And North Carolina and the Justice Department sue each other over transgender rights. A panel of journalists joins guest host Rachel Martin for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Congress Takes Aim At D.C. In Battle Over Budget Autonomy

House Republicans could move a bill as soon as next week to nullify the 2013 D.C. referendum that limits the role Congress plays in approving the city's annual budget.
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Debate Over Restoring Voting Rights To Ex-Felons

Last month the governor of Virginia restored voting rights to more than two-hundred-thousand ex-felons. It’s the third state in recent months to change course on reinstating the vote. The national debate over voting rights for ex-offenders.

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Competing Political Visions For America’s Coal Workers

Coal mining companies in Appalachia have been steadily laying off workers and closing down. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders promise to bring new economic opportunities to the area. Donald Trump says he can revive the industry: Join us to discuss competing visions for America's coal workers and the future of the region.

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Restoring Voting Rights To Felons To Vote In Virginia

The task of verifying and registering ex-felons to vote in Virginia is being undertaken at registrars around the state, and by the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

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North Carolina Sues The Justice Department Over The State’s Bias Law

North Carolina sues the U.S. in a transgender law dispute.

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Debate Over Decriminalizing Prostitution

Last year Amnesty International called for decriminalizing the global sex trade. Since then the debate has heated up, pitting feminist against feminist, with sharply different solutions for how to protect sex workers. We look at the debate over legalizing prostitution.

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