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Supreme Court ruling derails deceptive attack on women's health

Abortion-rights supporters demonstrated outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on Monday after the justices struck down rules that sharply reduced abortion clinics in Texas.

U.S. Supreme Court shuts down backdoor attempt to restrict abortions.

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg just won the next abortion fight

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took part in a discussion at a judicial conference in May in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. In the court’s 5-3 ruling on Monday striking down abortion-clinic restrictions in Texas, Ginsburg joined Justice Stephen Breyer’s opinion but wrote separately to amplify its message, saying it fit within the court’s previous rulings protecting abortion rights.

In providing a separate opinion in a ruling she finds favorable, she was writing into law the factual finding that abortion is safe — full stop.


European Union

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Lori Sturdevant
Minnesota GOP needn't bow to Trump 'unity'

Guidance for races down the ballot can be found in tactics used in 1964's campaign.

John Rash
Rash Report: 'Brexit' both inward and international in scope

Officially, membership in the European Union was on the ballot, but British identity was seemingly at issue, too.


A listener's lifetime with 'A Prairie Home Companion'

Garrison Keillor's beloved radio show has been just about all we've ever needed most of the time.


Supreme Court sends a strong signal on limits of gun rights

Those convicted of reckless domestic violence should not own firearms.


Brexit: That's the spirit — here at home, let's apply it to the Met Council

The grievances are really quite similar.


Brazil and the Zika virus: Symptom of a greater ill

Brazilians' biggest worry is not the mosquito-borne epidemic, but rather the political situation, with its wide-ranging impacts.


Readers Write (June 28): Edina and urban design, Texas abortion ruling, Brexit, guns, Garrison Keillor, Pride Parade, ukuleles

Southdale and urban design: But Edina is not all about cars.


I helped start Moral Majority. Donald Trump not what we wanted.

He's the opposite, and the Christian right should not compromise its principals.


A lesson from Brexit: On immigration, feelings trump facts

People will pay a high price to preserve a social order that makes them feel safe and powerful. That dynamic is not limited to Britain, or to this referendum.


Rapid buses give Twin Cities transit a boost

New A Line represents progress, but system needs more investment.


GOP finds a key to dismantle Obamacare

GOP plan also uses tax credits, offers solution for preexisting conditions.


Sack cartoon: European Union


Sack cartoon: Donald Trump's campaign


Readers Write (June 27): The U.S. Constitution, civil disobedience, disabilities, energy production, north Minneapolis, Gretchen Carlson

The U.S. Constitution: One founder's comment on keeping pace with the times


SCOTUS nondecision wrongly leaves millions in limbo

About 4 million to 5 million immigrants remain stranded and vulnerable.