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When the music fades

Entertainment | Beyoncé tries to rewrite all the rules
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/19/19, 03:57 pm

Devoted fans of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, who have dubbed themselves the “Beyhive,” rejoiced this week when the singer released another surprise album. This one, called Homecoming, was recorded during her two landmark performances at the 2018 Coachella music festival, along with a two-hour-and-17-minute Netflix documentary filmed before and during the event.

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North Carolina governor vetoes born-alive bill

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/18/19, 11:16 am

As expected, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, vetoed protections for abortion survivors on Thursday. The North Carolina General Assembly two days earlier passed the measure, which would have required doctors to offer the same care to babies born alive after botched abortions as they would to other patients.

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North Carolina sends born-alive bill to governor

by Kent Covington
Posted 4/17/19, 11:36 am

The North Carolina legislature gave final approval Tuesday to a bill requiring doctors and nurses to provide medical care to babies who survive attempted abortions. Under the Republican-drafted legislation, medical professionals could face felony charges and steep fines for failing to care for a baby if a late-term abortion is botched and the baby is born breathing and with a beating heart, said state Rep. Pat McElraft, a Republican. The House passed the bill Tuesday, one day after the Senate gave its approval. Both bodies have GOP majorities.

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