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12:02 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

Scott Walker Says Ultrasounds Are 'Just A Cool Thing'

Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin speaking to reporters in West Des Moines, Iowa earlier this month.
Scott Olson Getty Images

Republican Scott Walker dismissed any controversy over a law he signed in Wisconsin requiring women seeking abortions to get an ultrasound, referring in an interview on a conservative radio show to ultrasounds as "just a cool thing out there."

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The Two-Way
11:50 am
Wed May 27, 2015

Nebraska Governor's Veto Of Death Penalty Repeal Sets Up Override Vote

Lawmakers in Nebraska will try today to override Gov. Pete Ricketts' veto of their vote to repeal the death penalty in the state.

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Shots - Health News
10:16 am
Wed May 27, 2015

Paralyzed By Doubt? Here's A Guide For The Worrier In Us All

A Worrier's Guide To Life
Courtesy of Andrews McMeel Publishing

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 12:06 pm

Feeling anxious? A bit panicky? Fear not — cartoonist and self-proclaimed World Champion Overthinker Gemma Correll is here to help you laugh about it.

In A Worrier's Guide to Life, Correll dishes out her dubious and droll advice on everything from health and hypochondria to attaboy stickers for grownups. (Sample: "I did the laundry.")

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The Two-Way
10:01 am
Wed May 27, 2015

More Severe Storms Possible For Flood-Hit Texas

A man walks along a section of the Blanco River on Tuesday where sweeping flood waters overturned vehicles and knocked down trees in Wimberley, Texas.
Eric Gay AP

Residents of southeastern Texas woke up this morning to another flash-flood warning, as a new round of thunderstorms rumbled across parts of the already flood-soaked state.

The National Weather Service forecasts more storms for today across the region, some of them possibly severe.

Near Dallas, the Padera Lake dam was breached for a time, forcing evacuations before officials drained the lake to reduce pressure on the earthen structure.

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The Two-Way
9:48 am
Wed May 27, 2015

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Arkansas Ban On Abortion After 12 Weeks

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 10:50 am

Updated at 11:45 a.m. ET

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has blocked an Arkansas law that bans abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy. The case was filed by two doctors on their own and their patients' behalf.

The court's ruling notes:

"By banning abortions after 12 weeks' gestation, the Act prohibits women from making the ultimate decision to terminate a pregnancy at a point before viability. Because the State made no attempt to refute the plaintiffs' assertions of fact, the district court's summary judgment order must be affirmed."

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