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D.C. pro-choice march demands protection for women’s rights

Thousands rallied Saturday in Washington in support of reproductive rights as a response to a restrictive abortion bill passed in Texas and an upcoming Supreme Court challenge to a Mississippi law.

With eyes on Texas and Supreme Court, pro-choice advocates to march in D.C. Saturday

The rally is not a traditional Women’s March but part of a coalition effort instead, with more than 660 sister marches planned nationwide.

Anthony Brown urges Pentagon to root out extremism in ranks

The Maryland Democrat, a retired colonel in the Army Reserve, criticized the Biden administration for opposing his amendment to a defense spending plan that would enable the secretary of defense to remove service members involved in extremist groups.

Companies look to hire Afghan refugees, but child care remains a question

“We haven’t had this many refugees arriving all at once since the end of the Vietnam War, so it’s a huge challenge,” Alan Khazei, senior advisor at Welcome.US, a national coalition to welcome and support incoming Afghan refugees through employment opportunities, said.

As Congress debates legalizing marijuana, youth use is up

Roughly 44% of college students consumed marijuana in 2020, according to a July survey by the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research and sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health.

Biden’s 9/11 declassification order renews debate over secrecy vs. transparency

Two decades after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the debate surrounding the overclassification of documents is at the forefront following the White House’s executive order to declassify confidential documents related to the attacks.

Pandemic stressing Americans’ mental health, data suggests

Self-reported symptoms of anxiety and depression among American adults have more than tripled during the pandemic, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Historically shortchanged, tribes would get conservation aid under bipartisan bill

The Walker River Paiute Tribe, located in Schurz, Nevada, is not bear country. But because of the wildfires ravaging California, these animals are escaping to new and safer habitats.

Law Enforcement Museum honors police lost on 9/11 in special exhibit

The 72 law enforcement officers who were among the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks are being honored at a new, 2,000-square-foot exhibit at the National Law Enforcement Museum.

Coaches and gymnasts demand change after sexual assault victims testify

College Park, MD – Coaches and gymnasts express their concerns and demand change in the gymnastics world after Simone Biles and other victims of gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar testified before a Senate Judiciary Committee.