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Abortion-rights activists chant outside the U.S. Supreme Court ahead of a historic ruling Monday striking down a Texas law that imposed strict requirements on clinics that perform abortions.

5 Things To Consider About The Supreme Court's Decision On Texas Abortion Law

The Supreme Court this week delivered its strongest affirmation of a women's right to abortion in years. By a margin of 5-3, it struck down two key provisions of a Texas law restricting the procedure.

Gay Talese attends a movie screening in New York City this past February.

Gay Talese Disavows His Disavowal Of His New Book

Author Gay Talese said he would not be promoting his latest book — and then changed his mind — after the Washington Post raised serious doubts about the story it tells.

Called The Voyeur's Motel, it's the nonfiction account of an Aurora, Colo., man named Gerald Foos, who says he bought the motel in question in order to spy on the sexual lives of his guests. The book combines Talese's reporting with Foos' own journals to produce a kind of retractable telescope of voyeurism: readers watching Talese watch Foos watch his guests.

New Census Bureau estimates show that babies of color now outnumber non-Hispanic white babies who are 12 months old or younger.

Babies Of Color Are Now The Majority, Census Says

Today's generation of schoolchildren looks much different than it did just a few decades ago. Non-whites are expected to become the majority of the nation's children by 2020, as our colleague Bill Chappell reported last year. This is now the reality among the very youngest Americans: babies.

Demyte "Little Spot" was crowned the winner of Lithuania's goat beauty contest.

There She Is, Probably The Most Beautiful Goat In Lithuania

The contestants wear flowers in their hair. And ribbons. And brightly colored tops.

They parade around. They're judged.

The winner gets a tiara, plus cakes, jars of honey and a coupon for a free haircut.

Welcome to the goat beauty contest in Remygala, Lithuania, a village of about 1,700 people. Videos of the event, which is marking its seventh year, are making the rounds on the Internet.

A beer flight from New District Brewing Co.

Amid Craft Brewery Boom, Some Worry About A Bubble — But Most Just Fear Foam

So you think that beer you brewed in your kitchen is ready for prime time, and you're thinking, "Maybe I should take the plunge and set up a little craft brewery."

You're not the only one with dreams infused with hops and malting barley. During the past couple of years, new breweries were being launched at the rate of three a day in the U.S.

New District Brewing is one of them. It just popped up in a cinder-block building in an Arlington, Va., light-industrial park.

Norbert Hofer of Austria's Freedom Party (left) and Alexander Van der Bellen, candidate of the Austrian Greens, wait for the start of a TV debate last May in Vienna.

Austria's Top Court Throws Out Presidential Election Result, Orders A Do-Over

Austria's highest court has overturned the results of the country's presidential election and ordered a re-do, citing vote-counting irregularities.

In the May runoff election, left-leaning, Green Party-backed candidate Alexander Van der Bellen defeated his far-right, anti-immigration rival Norbert Hofer by fewer than 31,000 votes. As we reported, his margin of victory was just 0.6 percent.

Loretta Lynch Will Follow Recommendations In Clinton Email Case

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Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch listens at a press conference on June 22 in Washington, D.C.

Lynch Will Accept Recommendations Of Lawyers, Agents, On Clinton Email Probe

Attorney General Loretta Lynch said she "fully expects" to endorse the recommendations of career prosecutors and FBI agents investigating the security of Hillary Clinton's email server, but stopped short of recusing herself from the politically charged case.

In an interview in Aspen, Colo., Lynch said she regrets that her unscheduled meeting with former President Bill Clinton on a Phoenix airport tarmac this week has "cast a shadow" over the investigation into his wife's email practices at the State Department.

Protesters march on May 1, seeking repeal of a Mississippi law allowing religious groups and some private businesses to deny services to same-sex couples, transgender people and others. A federal judge ruled the law unconstitutional late Thursday.

Judge Blocks Mississippi Law Protecting Religious Objections To Gay Marriage

Almost at the last minute, a federal judge has declared a controversial Mississippi law unconstitutional.

The law, HB 1523, would have protected religious objections to gay marriage, extramarital sex and transgender identities. The judge says it favors some religious beliefs over others and would codify unequal treatment of LGBT people.

The state's governor has said he looks forward to an appeal, but Mississippi's attorney general has expressed hesitation over appealing the case.

President Obama Defends His Record On Race

As President Obama's administration draws to a close, observers — and the president himself — are taking stock of his legacy on race in America. In a wide-ranging interview this week with NPR's Steve Inskeep, Obama responded to critics among people of color who say that, despite their overwhelming support at the ballot box, the president hasn't done enough to deliver results for their communities.

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