Abortion in America, explained in 10 facts

Abortion in America, explained in 10 facts

As anti-abortion laws sweep the country, a lot of people have questions. Here are some answers. Four states have passed “heartbeat” bills this year alone, banning abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy. Alabama just passed a near-total ban on abortion at any stage of pregnancy, with no exceptions for rape or incest. And on Thursday, Missouri moved a step closer to passing a ban on abortion at eight weeks’ gestation, also without exceptions…

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A petition to remake Game of Thrones’ 8th season offers a revealing glimpse of wider fandom backlash

A petition to remake Game of Thrones’ 8th season offers a revealing glimpse of wider fandom backlash

More than half a million fans are asking HBO to remake Game of Thrones’ final season. More than half a million fans are demanding that HBO “remake Game of Thrones Season 8 with competent writers,” just days before the season — and series — finale. While the online petition has rapidly racked up signatures since it went viral just one day ago, the number represents a small fraction of Game of Thrones’ immense fan base….

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Positive feedback from Twitter is reportedly all Trump needs to push policies

Positive feedback from Twitter is reportedly all Trump needs to push policies

Twitter isn’t real life, but it still influences the president’s policies, according to a new Politico report. For avid Twitter user President Donald Trump, social media is more than just a means of communication. It is also a guide to policy. That’s the main takeaway from Andrew Restuccia, Daniel Lippman, and Eliana Johnson’s Politico profile of Dan Scavino, Trump’s long-standing social media guru and newly promoted senior adviser for digital strategy. Trump is interested in…

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Why prescription drugs cost more in America

Why prescription drugs cost more in America

How an EpiPen can cost $300 in the US and $38 in the UK. Americans are spending more on prescription drugs than anyone else in the world. Why? Part of it is because the United States drug pricing system is set up differently than everyone else. While other countries, like the United Kingdom, have regulatory agencies that determine whether a drug should come to market and can then negotiate a price consumers will pay, the…

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