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Lauren Mascarenhas, CNN

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First living recipient of pig kidney dies months after transplant

A 62-year-old man has died months after becoming the world’s first living recipient of a genetically edited pig kidney transplant, hailed as a medical milestone.

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These are the states where abortion rights will – or could – be on the ballot in November

This November, many voters across the country could take to the polls to determine the future of abortion access in their state, with organizers working to secure a wave of measures on the 2024 ballot aimed at restoring or protecting the right to an abortion – and a few aimed at restricting it.

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A Texas woman is suing the prosecutors who charged her with murder after her self-induced abortion

A woman in Texas is suing prosecutors and Starr County for more than $1 million after she was arrested and unlawfully charged with murder for an abortion she had in 2022.

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Alabama reels from state court’s decision that frozen embryos are human beings - what could happen next

The Alabama Supreme Court this month ruled that frozen embryos are human beings and those who destroy them can be held liable for wrongful death, sending the state’s fertility industry into chaos.

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Florida ‘unborn child’ bill stalls amid concerns over IVF and abortion policies

Fallout continues from the Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling that frozen embryos are children, an unprecedented decision that has already prompted clinics in the state to halt some IVF treatments.

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Powerful nor’easter pelts region with snow, making New York City snowiest day in 2 years

More than a foot of snow fell from Pennsylvania to Connecticut. At least 15 inches was reported in three states: Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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Shooter at Houston megachurch had lengthy criminal history including weapons charges, police say

The shooting at Houston’s Lakewood Church over the weekend was a “completely preventable horror” as the woman who opened fire had a notable mental illness but was still allowed to own a gun, her mother-in-law said.

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Police identify woman who opened fire in Houston megachurch - what we know

A woman who walked into a popular Texas megachurch Sunday afternoon with a long gun and a young child opened fire before she was killed by law enforcement officers on scene.

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Woman walked into Houston megachurch with a child; began shooting - what we know

A woman who walked into a popular Texas megachurch Sunday afternoon with a long gun and a young child opened fire before she was killed by law enforcement officers on scene. The gunfire left the child in critical condition and another man injured, officials said.

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Parents seek justice for baby who died after his neck was broken during delivery at a Georgia hospital

A Georgia couple is seeking justice for the death last year of their baby during delivery at a Georgia hospital.