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Court observers suspect it is only a matter of time before a conservative majority on the Supreme Court, explicitly or implicitly, strikes down Roe v. Wade and other abortion precedents of the last half century. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Supreme Court keeps Texas abortion law in place, but agrees to review it

The court will consider the legality of the law on Nov. 1. The highly unusual court action is an indication of deep internal splits within the court.

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Gamma Ray Richard Fearless
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Never Been Wrong Waxahatchee
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Lockdowns have been eased in the United Kingdom, but now there's a new variant called delta plus emerging. Will it take off the way delta did? Justin Setterfield/Getty Images hide caption

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People wonder if they should keep calm and carry on in the face of delta plus variant

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Fading Cosmos Jacco Gardner
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The Supreme Court keeps Texas abortion law in place, but agrees to review it

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An Ending, A Beginning Dustin O'Halloran
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Stromae, 'Santé'

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Melodies & Desires Lykke Li
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Tablets believed to be laced with fentanyl are displayed at a Drug Enforcement Administration lab in New York in 2019. The Biden administration is hoping to crack down on abuse of synthetic opioids in part by putting them in the most restricted category or "schedule" under the law. Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A proposed Biden drug policy could widen racial disparities, civil rights groups warn

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