Tuesday, October 4

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Women Race Political Clock, Cross State Lines for Abortions
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Women Race Political Clock, Cross State Lines for Abortions

By LINDSEY TANNER AND PATRICK ORSAGOS, Associated PressDAYTON, OHIO (AP) — In the dim light of a clinic ultrasound room, Monica Eberhart reclines on an exam table as a nurse moves a probe across her belly. Waves of fetal cardiac activity ripple across the screen.“The heartbeat,” the nurse says. “About 10 weeks and two days.”Eberhart exhales. It’s good news. “That means I’m just under,” she says, raising her hands and crossing her fingers.The 23-year-old mother of three is racing a political clock. When she learned she was pregnant again, she decided abortion was her best choice — even if meant navigating a patchwork of state laws enacted since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.Political CartoonsHours after the ruling in late June, Ohio imposed a ban on abortions once cardiac activit...
Is Politics Filling the Void of Religion?
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Is Politics Filling the Void of Religion?

This is an edition of The Atlantic Daily, a newsletter that guides you through the biggest stories of the day, helps you discover new ideas, and recommends the best in culture. Sign up for it here.The Atlantic writer Helen Lewis, now an atheist, was raised in the Catholic Church. She was once asked if her feminist convictions as an adult play a similar role to the Catholicism of her youth. The question was particularly interesting to her because “the decline of organized religion is one of the most important trends in postwar history,” she says in a new BBC radio documentary, The Church of Social Justice. I talked with Helen about the documentary and her accompanying Atlantic article.But first, here are three new stories from The Atlantic.Matters of Good and EvilIsabel Fattal: You write th...
The Party Ends but the UK Monarchy Looks to the Future | Entertainment News
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The Party Ends but the UK Monarchy Looks to the Future | Entertainment News

By DANICA KIRKA, Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Extinguish the beacons, take down the stage, roll up the bunting. The party’s over.After four days of parades, street parties and a gala concert celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne, the Platinum Jubilee celebrations ended Sunday with a queen's wave from Buckingham Palace and the crowds outside singing “God Save the Queen.”But as the tributes to Elizabeth's lifetime of service begin to fade, Britain is left with the reality that the second Elizabethan age is in its twilight.The 96-year-old monarch, limited in recent months by what the palace calls “episodic mobility issues,” made only three brief public appearances during the Jubilee. Her son and heir, 73-year-old Prince Charles, stood in for her at other events.Political Ca...
Bono Cheers Papal Program for ‘Inclusivity,’ Educating Girls | Entertainment News
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Bono Cheers Papal Program for ‘Inclusivity,’ Educating Girls | Entertainment News

VATICAN CITY (AP) — U2 frontman Bono hailed Pope Francis for promoting “inclusivity” on Thursday as he met with the pontiff in Rome alongside students attending an educational program launched by the pope.Francis has promoted the Scholas Occurrentes (Schools of Meeting) program since he was archbishop in Buenos Aires and recently upgraded its status in the church to make it a private association of the faithful.Bono, whose real name is Paul David Hewson, praised the pope for creating the program and its emphasis on the education of girls.“Girls' education was a superpower. It is a superpower in fighting extreme poverty,” Bono said.Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.Political Cartoons on World L...
Centuries-Old Passion Play Returns After Pandemic Break | Entertainment News
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Centuries-Old Passion Play Returns After Pandemic Break | Entertainment News

By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, Associated PressOBERAMMERGAU, Germany (AP) — Almost 400 years ago, the Catholic residents of a small Bavarian village vowed to perform a play of “the suffering, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ” every 10 years, if only God would spare them any further losses from the plague known as the Black Death.Legend has it that ever since 1634, when the villagers of Oberammergau first performed their passion play, no more residents died of that pestilence or any other plagues — until 2020, when the world was hit by a new plague, the coronavirus pandemic. Oberammergau, like so many places worldwide, suffered some COVID-19 deaths, though residents who confirmed that were unsure how many.Another consequence: The villagers could not fulfill their vow to stage the pla...
Oz’s Ties to Turkey Attacked in Pennsylvania’s Senate Race | Entertainment News
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Oz’s Ties to Turkey Attacked in Pennsylvania’s Senate Race | Entertainment News

By MARC LEVY, Associated PressHARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Mehmet Oz’s rivals in Pennsylvania’s competitive Republican primary for U.S. Senate are escalating their attacks on the celebrity heart surgeon’s connections to his parents’ native country of Turkey, raising it as a possible national security issue.Oz, best known as TV's Dr. Oz, has rejected any suggestions he is a threat to national security and accused an opponent, ex-hedge fund CEO David McCormick, of making “bigoted attacks.” If elected, Oz would be the nation's first Muslim senator, although Oz has not campaigned on that milestone.The criticism of Oz and his ties to Turkey has mushroomed in the weeks after Oz won the endorsement of former President Donald Trump, who remains popular with conservative voters. With the state's May 17 p...