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Women protested against the six-week abortion ban at the Capitol in Austin, Texas, early this month.

Alan Braid is known for defying the Texas abortion law. He’s spent years challenging antiabortion laws.

Among abortion providers in Texas, Alan Braid is known as a tireless doctor who has challenged many of the antiabortion laws that have surfaced from the state's conservative legislature, said Antonio Cavazos, a retired OB/GYN who worked alongside Braid in San Antonio from 2016 to 2018.

In this May 1999 photo, two Makah Indian whalers stood atop the carcass of a gray whale after helping tow it close to shore in the harbor at Neah Bay, Wash.

Tribe wins major step toward resuming whaling off Washington

An administrative law judge has recommended that a Native American tribe in Washington state once again be allowed to hunt gray whales — a major step in its decades-long effort to resume the ancient practice.

A volunteer soaked skewers for kebabs in advance of a barbecue for Afghans and US military personnel at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, in Paterson, N.J., on Thursday.

Music and cookouts in a tent city for Afghans starting life in the US

Liberty Village fills an expansive field at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, a military installation in central New Jersey where about 8,500 Afghans displaced by the longest war in US history are temporarily living.

This Aug. 12, 2021 file photo from video provided by The Moab Police Department shows Brian Laundrie talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van he was traveling in with Gabby Petito, near the entrance to Arches National Park.

Here’s what we know about the ongoing search for Brian Laundrie

Earlier this week, authorities issued a federal arrest warrant for 23-year-old Brian Laundrie, whose whereabouts have become the subject of an intense search following the death of his fiancee, Gabby Petito.

CNN news anchor Chris Cuomo.

Former ABC News executive says Chris Cuomo sexually harassed her

A veteran TV news executive says CNN anchor Chris Cuomo sexually harassed her by squeezing her buttocks at a party in 2005.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks in San Francisco. On Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, Newsom signed a law replacing the word "alien" in state law when referring to noncitizens.

California to replace the word ‘alien’ from its laws

California will strike the word “alien” from its state laws, getting rid of what Governor Gavin Newsom called “an offensive term for a human being” that has “fueled a divisive and hurtful narrative.”

People wait in line before being allowed inside the Arizona state senate building to watch the election review hearing proceedings at the Arizona Capitol Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, in Phoenix. The final report of the election review in Arizona's largest county by supporters of former President Donald Trump found that President Joe Biden did indeed win the 2020 presidential contest.

Arizona ballot review commissioned by Republicans reaffirms Biden’s victory

A Republican-commissioned review of nearly 2.1 million ballots cast last year in Arizona confirmed the accuracy of the official results and President Biden’s win in Maricopa County, according to a final report released Friday, striking a blow to former president Donald Trump’s efforts to undermine confidence in the 2020 election.

A healthcare worker administers a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a senior living facility in Worcester, Pennsylvania, US, on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021.

White House gets most of what it wants on boosters. But it also gets confusion.

After a month of dramatic twists and turns more suited to a soap opera than a staid federal health bureaucracy, the White House this week got much of what it hoped for: access to Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus booster shots for most adults at least six months after completing the standard two-dose regimen.