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Kansans are voting on the future of abortion rights in the state

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A man uses a magnifying glass to read a newspaper headline reporting on U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Asia visit, at a stand in Beijing, Sunday, July 31, 2022. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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Mauna Kea is considered sacred to Native Hawaiians. It also happens to be ideal for observatories. Andrew Richard Hara/W. M. Keck Observatory hide caption

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Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference following a meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee at the headquarters of the Federal Reserve on Wednesday after he announced the Fed was raising interest rates by three-quarters of a percentage point. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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What it means to have Manchin backing a bill to fight climate change

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President Biden takes his face mask off on Thursday during a meeting on the U.S. Economy with CEOs and members of his Cabinet in the South Court Auditorium of the White House. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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A security guard stands near a sculpture of the Chinese Communist Party flag at the Museum of the Communist Party of China on May 26, 2022, in Beijing. China said it was conducting military exercises Saturday, off its coast opposite Taiwan. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption

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Forget Build Back Better — there's a new bill in town

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The week in politics: Addressing climate change and what's going on with the economy

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during a news conference Friday. The House has passed legislation to revive a ban on semi-automatic guns. The bill is unlikely to pass in the Senate. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Would earning this sticker motivate you to vote? Hudson Rowan hide caption

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A teenager's 'I Voted' sticker design hits a nerve, and now everyone wants one

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Delta-8 products are set for testing at Virginia Commonwealth University's forensic science lab. These products come in different forms and packaging, many of which are designed to look like candies or cereal. Crixell Matthews/VPM News hide caption

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States look to regulate weed alternatives like delta-8 as sales explode

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