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Abortion rights advocates in Mississippi strategize for a post-Roe world

“We’re not going to go underground,” a local advocate said as the Supreme Court heard arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.
An anti-abortion protester makes his way through an abortion rights rally in Jackson, Miss., on Dec. 1, 2021.
An anti-abortion protester makes his way through an abortion rights rally in Jackson, Miss., on Dec. 1, 2021.

U.S. expected to announce diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics

The Biden administration has been under pressure from lawmakers to take a stand against China's human rights abuses.
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Bob Dole's standing with Latino voters reflects changing Republican Party

“Dole was the face of the party at a time of nativist sentiment, and he paid the price for that with Latinos," says professor Geraldo Cadava, author of "The Hispanic Republican."
Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., speaks at a stockyard rally during his Republican presidential primary campaign in 1988.
Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., speaks at a stockyard rally during his Republican presidential primary campaign in 1988.

Heavyweight primary fight increases degree of difficulty for Georgia Republicans

First Read is your briefing from "Meet the Press" and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.
Sen. Perdue Holds Campaign Event On First Day Of Early Voting For Georgia Runoff Election
Sen. Perdue Holds Campaign Event On First Day Of Early Voting For Georgia Runoff Election
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Chris Cuomo denies allegation of sexual misconduct after being fired from CNN

The allegation was submitted to CNN on Wednesday by lawyer Debra S. Katz, who represents the unnamed accuser.
Chris Cuomo attends Turner Upfront on May 17, 2017, in New York.
Chris Cuomo attends Turner Upfront on May 17, 2017, in New York.

Remembering Bob Dole and his military legacy

Former Senator, presidential candidate, and WWII veteran Bob Dole has died at the age of 98. His wartime service gave special focus to much of his work in Congress. Most recently, he held fundraisers to build a memorial honoring those who served in a war that forever changed his life.
Remembering Bob Dole and his military legacy
Remembering Bob Dole and his military legacy

Former Senator Bob Dole dies at 98

At the U.S. Capitol, the American flag that Bob Dole long served, now flies at half-staff in his honor. He was a Senator, presidential candidate, and champion for veterans and people with disabilities. Dole carried grave wounds from WWII through two decades of public service.
Former Senator Bob Dole dies at 98
Former Senator Bob Dole dies at 98

Bipartisan tributes pour in after death of Bob Dole

The former GOP presidential candidate and World War II hero passed away in his sleep at 98.
Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., smiles before receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1997.
Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., smiles before receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1997.

Fauci: U.S. re-evaluating southern Africa travel ban, 'hopefully' it will be lifted

Dozens of countries, including the U.S., rushed to restrict travelers from southern African last week as omicron emerged.
A lone passenger waits at the empty check-in area inside the departures terminal at Cape Town International Airport in Cape Town, South Africa, on Dec. 3, 2021.
A lone passenger waits at the empty check-in area inside the departures terminal at Cape Town International Airport in Cape Town, South Africa, on Dec. 3, 2021.

In new poll, young voters say democracy has 'failed'

The largest segment of this bloc of Americans is the non-college segment, and they're not fans of the Biden White House.
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House Republican posts photo of his family holding guns days after Michigan school shooting

"Merry Christmas! ps. Santa, please bring ammo," tweeted Rep. Thomas Massie, R-K.Y.
Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., walks down the House steps on Sept. 17, 2020.
Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., walks down the House steps on Sept. 17, 2020.