West Virginia and Alabama voters pass anti-abortion measures for a future without ‘Roe v. Wade’

The ballot measures add language to the states' constitutions that pave the way for abortion bans if 'Roe v. Wade' gets overturned — and could have other implications even sooner.

Supreme Court temporarily stops youth climate change lawsuit against Trump administration

Chief Justice Roberts issued a temporary stay on the case, which holds the federal government accountable for its role in exacerbating climate change.

Tiny houses are the next big thing in travel

Some travel to escape their miniscule apartments, others will fly across the country to live in a 260-square-foot space.

States are now passing their own net neutrality laws to protect the internet from corporations

States are taking action to preserve net neutrality — but it's unclear whether their measures will stand up in court.

Halloween ideas 2017: The 10 best cities to trick-or-treat, party and celebrate

How to save money on Halloween — and the best places in the US for trick-or-treat, parties and more.

Equifax credit freeze: Why to do this after the data breach — and how much it costs in each US state

Equifax data breach got you down? Here's how to freeze your credit and keep scammers from destroying your finances.

This is the best free thing to do in every state in America

Whoever said, "Nothing in life is free" hasn't checked out our list of free things to do in the United States.

As Oregon expands insurance coverage for abortion, Texas cuts it

*Thousands of Texas women pack their suitcases, and head north to Oregon.*
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While You Weren’t Looking: 5 stories from the week that aren’t about North Korea

The Trump administration is defunding federal teen pregnancy programs and Oregon just passed a landmark workers' rights law.

Oregon just became the country’s first state to make fair work scheduling the law

As big companies become increasingly erratic in how they schedule their employees, activists are fighting back.

Here’s how newspapers around the country covered the 1918 solar eclipse

One Oklahoma newspaper told men not to hurry home, since "your wife will be too busy looking at the eclipse," while the New York Sun reported that "the spectacle was not worth the eye strain."

Total Solar Eclipse 2017: How to watch it online

If you can't make travel plans to see the eclipse, this is the next best thing.
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Decriminalizing possession of small amounts of cocaine and heroin? Oregon may try it.

The governor called it “an important step towards creating a more equitable justice system to better serve all Oregonians.”

Oregon’s legislators just passed a bill protecting women’s reproductive rights

Oregon's Reproductive Health Equity Act would provide abortions at no cost to patients who don't qualify for health care coverage.

FBI agent indicted in LaVoy Finicum shooting as police evade punishment for killing black people

Finicum was killed during the 2016 occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Canada just took a major step by extending protections for transgender people

Canada took a big step forward for transgender rights.

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9 Airbnbs in wine countries around the world

From a castle in the south of France to a quaint cottage on a vineyard in Pennsylvania, wine lovers everywhere are sure to find something to whet their whistles.

Far-right activists and anti-fascist groups clash in Portland at dueling rallies

Alt-right demonstrators yelled slogans and clashed with leftist counter-demonstrators, with authorities making a number of arrests.
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In the last 6 months, there have been four major attacks by white supremacists in the US

Law enforcement officers see white supremacy as the largest perceived threat to citizens, according to a 2014 survey.
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Oregon Republicans paint undocumented immigrants as rapists and murderers, offer no proof

Portland declared itself a sanctuary city. Oregon's Republican Party chairman called it a "dereliction of ... sworn duty."

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Travel Ban Hearing: Justice Department argues Trump's actions shouldn't be reviewed

A lawyer for the U.S. Justice Department thinks a lower court acted beyond its power in challenging Trump's travel ban.
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Trump's travel ban is blocking an Iranian baby girl from entering the US for heart surgery

The family of the 4-month-old infant had planned to travel to Portland, Oregon, for the surgery.
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States where it's legal to send marijuana gifts

Here are the states where your last-minute pot present will go over well.
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8 reasons why 2016 wasn't a total garbage fire

The election of Donald Trump has a lot of folks giving up on 2016. But it wasn't all bad.

Is there a way to end the Electoral College? Yes, and it's totally legal.

Here's everything you need to know about the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact.

Most anti-Donald Trump protesters arrested in Portland didn't vote in Oregon: Report

They're booing — but they didn't vote.
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California just successfully voted to legalize recreational marijuana

The new law will go into effect by Wednesday morning.
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Who won Oregon? Hillary Clinton wins over Trump

The state stays blue.
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When do the polls close? Here's when the polls in each state close Nov. 8.

Everything you need to know about what time polls close around the country