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In a newly public letter, TikTok's top executive, Shou Zi Chew, tried to allay the concerns of several U.S. senators about the Chinese-owned company's data security practices. Kiichiro Sato/AP hide caption

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Suitcases, secret lists, and Citizens United

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Abortion rights activists hoist their signs outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on June 24, 2022. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Staying grounded after Roe v. Wade; plus let's talk about fat liberation

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"This will help a lot of single parents out there," Daisy Hohman, a Minnesota mother whose tax refunds were garnished after her three children were placed in foster care, says of the change in federal guidance. Meg Anderson/NPR hide caption

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In the wake of the overturning of Roe v. Wade last Friday, abortion-rights activists continue to fight against laws restricting access to abortion. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Police guard a closed road outside the Xiqu Centre in Hong Kong on June 30, 2022, as Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives in Hong Kong to attend celebrations marking the 25th anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China. Isaac Lawrence/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Republican Reps. Mary Miller of Illinois, left, and Lauren Boebert of Colorado appear at a Save America rally with former President Donald Trump at the Adams County Fairgrounds on June 25, 2022, in Mendon, Ill. Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images hide caption

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The Christian Right is winning in court while losing in public opinion

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WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted to a courtroom for a hearing in Khimki just outside Moscow, as her trial begins on Friday. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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Russian prosecutors call first witnesses in case against Brittney Griner

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Election deniers have taken their fraud theories on tour — to nearly every state

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The independent state legislature theory was first invoked by three conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices in the celebrated Bush v. Gore case that handed the 2000 election victory to George W. Bush. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Voters line up to cast their ballots in the 2020 presidential election in Durham, N.C. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a North Carolina redistricting case this fall about how much power state legislatures have over how federal elections are run. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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How the Supreme Court could radically reshape elections for president and Congress

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The U.S. Supreme Court curbed the EPA's ability to fight climate change. Al Drago/Getty Images hide caption

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Supreme Court restricts the EPA's authority to mandate carbon emissions reductions

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Kathaleen Pittman, administrator at Hope Medical Group in Shreveport, watches local TV news discussing a temporary restraining order the clinic won on Monday against Louisiana's abortion bans. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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After a reprieve, a Louisiana clinic resumes abortions for anxious patients

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Justice Stephen G. Breyer (Retired) administers the judicial oath to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson in the West Conference Room at the Supreme Court Building. Her left hand rests on two bibles held by her husband, Dr. Patrick Jackson. Fred Schilling, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States hide caption

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Students stand outside Oxford High School, near memorial items that were placed after the November 2021 shooting that took place at the Michigan school. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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A video of former President Donald Trump is played as Cassidy Hutchinson, a top former aide to Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, testifies during the sixth hearing by the January 6th Committee. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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A sketch of R. Kelly during his sentencing hearing Wednesday in New York. Elizabeth Williams/AP hide caption

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R. Kelly is sentenced to 30 years in prison

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