Appeals court hears arguments in mifepristone case

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Access to medication abortion faced a critical test Wednesday in the conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. A three-judge panel of Republican appointees heard arguments about whether the abortion pill mifepristone, first approved by the FDA more than 20 years ago, should remain on the market. Sarah Varney and Steve Vladeck joined Geoff Bennett to discuss the legal battle.

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    A pair of new studies from the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the toll of racial disparities in health for Black Americans is even starker than we knew. From 1999 to 2020, Black Americans experienced 1.63 million excess deaths compared to white Americans and COVID widened the gap even further. Amna Nawaz discussed the significance of this data with Dr. Lisa Cooper.

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    Deal allowing Ukraine to export grain extended

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    Comedian Leanne Morgan on her unusual road to success

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    Leanne Morgan is finding comedy in the chaos of marriage and motherhood. She’s a storyteller who draws from her experiences growing up in rural Tennessee, being married for over 30 years, raising three kids and becoming a grandmother for the first time. Morgan just released her first Netflix stand-up special and sat down with Geoff Bennett for our arts and culture series, CANVAS.

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    Cambodian refugee's restaurant provides space to heal

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    Tulsa faces reckoning over historical racism

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    As the country has been reckoning with questions of race, justice and equality, many state legislatures have passed laws restricting how American history, particularly around the issue of race, can be taught in schools. Judy Woodruff visited her native Tulsa, Oklahoma, to see how that city, amid its own reckoning, is navigating this moment. It's her latest installment of America at a Crossroads.

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