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July Fourth: Americans divided over what US stands for on the 246th anniversary of independence
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July Fourth: Americans divided over what US stands for on the 246th anniversary of independence

As red, white and blue fireworks burst in air on Monday night, politics may not be at the forefront of most people's minds. Yet a fractious partisan age is undeniably penetrating everyone's lives. In another example of startling political disruption, an activist Supreme Court, protected behind high metal fences in its marbled Washington chambers, just stripped away the constitutional right of millions of women to have an abortion. The decision validates a half-century campaign by conservative activists, many of whom have sincere moral objections against abortion, which they equate with the murder of an unborn child. But the Supreme Court's decision and the emerging patchwork system of abortion restrictions across the US have been met with outrage in other parts of America. On Sunday, South...