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The states where abortion is on the ballot in November

Since Roe v. Wade was overturned, state laws on abortion have been changing constantly. It will all be part of the picture as voters go to the polls in November.

The states where abortion is on the ballot in November

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What to expect next after the sudden death of Iran's president

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has died in a helicopter crash, according to state media. Here's how his death might contribute to instability in Iran and the region.

What to expect next after the sudden death of Iran's president

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What Do Young Voters Want? Candidates Are Determined To Find Out

A little less than six months out from the general election, it seems like a new poll comes out every few minutes. In the constantly shifting data, every presidential candidate wants to know how to attract voters under 30.

What Do Young Voters Want? Candidates Are Determined To Find Out

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This new show gives a little heard perspective on the Vietnam War

Hollywood depictions have long helped inform America's understanding of the Vietnam War.

This new show gives a little heard perspective on the Vietnam War

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Kobie Talmoud, 16, left, a student at John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring, Md., speaks with Karla Silvestre, President of the Montgomery Count (Md.) Board of Education, after a congressional hearing on antisemitism in K-12 public schools. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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As antisemitism grows, it is easier to condemn than define

For American Jews who grew up thinking antisemitism was a thing of the past, the last several years have been startling. White supremacists marched in Charlottesville. A gunman massacred worshippers at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. Then came the Hamas attacks of October 7th and Israel's war in Gaza.

As antisemitism grows, it is easier to condemn than define

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How a migrant aid group got caught up in a right-wing social media thread

A conservative group posted a social media thread showing flyers in a border encampment in Mexico urging migrants to vote for Joe Biden. Now, the woman caught up in it, speaks to NPR.

How a migrant aid group got caught up in a right-wing social media thread

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How this Girl Scout troop offers community to migrant children

The Girl Scouts have been part of American childhood for generations. And now that quintessential experience is helping young girls, who are new to the United States get a sense of belonging. It comes through a Girl Scout troop based in one of New York City's largest migrant shelters.

How this Girl Scout troop offers community to migrant children

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Have the new weight-loss drugs changed what it means to be body positive?

America is a land of contradictions; while we're known as a nation that loves to eat, we also live within a culture that has long valued thinness as the utmost beauty standard.

Have the new weight-loss drugs changed what it means to be body positive?

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Robert Kennedy, Jr., 2024 Presidential hopeful, meets with people at the New Hampshire State House Visitor Center, in Concord, New Hampshire, on June 1, 2023. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images) JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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He may be a longshot, but Robert F. Kennedy Jr. could impact the election

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump have turned their attention on Robert F. Kennedy Jr. recently. And the fact that the major party candidates are either trying to criticize him or praise him is a sign that his independent candidacy could have a real impact.

He may be a longshot, but Robert F. Kennedy Jr. could impact the election

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Critics hated 'The Phantom Menace.' It might be time to reconsider

When Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace hit screens across the country in 1999, Return of the Jedi felt like ancient history to Star Wars fans. But after 16 long years, the movie let down fans and critics alike. Twenty-five years have changed how a lot of people feel. For sponsor-free episodes of Consider This, sign up for Consider This+ via Apple Podcasts or at plus.npr.org.

Critics hated 'The Phantom Menace.' It might be time to reconsider

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