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Women hold signs at International Women's Year conference in 1977.

How Roe got to be Roe

Schlesinger Library holdings document long, pitched dispute over abortion in archival documents, photos, letters, voices of women

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Protesters at the State House in Boston.

Clarence Thomas isn’t kidding

Legal scholar Mary Ziegler sees ‘selective’ history in SCOTUS ruling overturning Roe and signs that other landmark protections are in jeopardy

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Pink and blue baby romper and ultrasound on white wooden background

Taken out of context

As debates about gender, sex swirl, researchers warn scientists to be careful with how they define the two as words may show up in law, policy

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Activists with Black Lives Matter protest in New York City on July 16, 2019,

New breed of American leader

Some were elected; others lead fight for gun control, racial equity, environment. All embrace social media, their own True North.

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Phil Deloria, Jane Pickering, Carrie Van Horn, Jaime Arsenault, Patricia Capone, Meredith Vasta, Stephanie Mach.

An end and a beginning

Peabody returns sacred scrolls, pipe tomahawk to White Earth tribe in repatriation ceremony

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Simon Coveney.

Ukraine war testing Irish neutrality

Foreign minister expects more openness to defense pacts, military spending, cites brutality of invasion in Center for European Studies event

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