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States Making Long-Term Birth Control More Accessible

Medicaid pays for most unintended pregnancies, spurring even some of the most conservative states to make long-term contraception that's proven to be cheaper and more effective than the pill more accessible for doctors and patients.

Facing Climate Change, Cities Come to the Rescue

Lacking substantial state or federal support, local governments throughout the country are using natural disasters as a way to get their infrastructure, personnel and budgets better prepared for the next.

The Latest State to Try to Ban Foreign Law in Courts

In what some call an effort to demonize the Islamic faith, all but 16 states have recently considered banning their courts from taking foreign, international or religious law into account.

States Where Government Aid Goes the Furthest

Two new studies question federal funding formulas for public assistance. Are some states getting shortchanged?

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