Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes ? a potential government shutdown that could echo into next year's presidential and congressional elections.
5 things to know about the fight over Planned Parenthood
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Republicans lost Monday's Senate showdown over halting federal aid to Planned Parenthood. Yet the political offensive by abortion foes has just started, prompted by a batch of unsettling videos that has focused attention on the group's little-noticed practice of providing fetal tissue to researchers.
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Bill blocking Planned Parenthood funds fails in US Senate
US Senate Democrats on Monday blocked a deeply controversial measure aimed at halting all federal funding to the largest abortion provider in the nation. Planned Parenthood is described by its supporters as a vital supplier of health care services, including contraception, family planning, HIV prevention and cancer screenings for millions of women in the United States. The legislation was inspired by a secretly-recorded video released last month by anti-abortion activists, which depicted a Planned Parenthood official discussing the scientific research community's demand for fetal tissue, and the best abortion techniques for preserving certain organs.
Ex-con accused of killing police officer turns self in
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) ? An ex-con accused of fatally shooting a police officer who interrupted a drug deal turned himself in Monday, ending an intensive two-day manhunt, a spokesman for a U.S. attorney said.
The Latest: GOP candidates face off in early-state forum
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) ? The Republican Party's jam-packed presidential class faced off Monday night in New Hampshire, where more than a dozen White House hopefuls aim to warm up for the first full-fledged debate of the primary season.
Use of batboys and girls suspended after 9-year-old's death
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) ? The National Baseball Congress suspended using batboys and girls during its World Series games in Kansas following the death of a 9-year-old boy who was accidentally hit in the head with a bat during a game.
Whale appears alongside yachts in luxury Argentine area
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) ? A whale appeared in the marina of one of Buenos Aires' most exclusive neighborhoods Monday, periodically surfacing alongside luxury yachts while hundreds of onlookers tried to capture the moment with smartphones.
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