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People in pain

News analysis | A pair of high-profile suicides brings attention to a growing crisis
by Jamie Dean
Posted 6/14/18, 12:37 pm

Summer dawned with cautious hopes for North Korean diplomacy and cheerful hurrahs (at least among some Americans) over a Supreme Court victory for Christian baker Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop.

But sunny days also brought darker news, with the sudden deaths of two well-known public figures—fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain. Both had successful careers. Both committed suicide.

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Ruling backs U.S. stance on abortion for detained minors

Abortion | The United States does not have to facilitate abortions for underage illegal immigrants
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 6/11/18, 01:39 pm

For now at least, the U.S. government does not have to facilitate abortions for underage illegal immigrants in federal custody.

In a unanimous opinion released last week, the Supreme Court dismissed a lower court's ruling that the federal government had to facilitate an abortion for a 17-year-old girl held after officials caught her entering the country illegally from Mexico.

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Medical abortions on hold in Arkansas

Abortion | Pro-lifers hope this is the beginnings of the end for lethal pills
by Samantha Gobba
Posted 6/04/18, 02:09 pm

The Supreme Court refused on Tuesday to hear a lawsuit over a 2015 Arkansas law that requires abortionists to contract with doctors at nearby hospitals who can help women if complications arise from the use of mifepristone and misoprostol, drugs that work together to end early pregnancies.

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