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Congress Approves Bill Expanding Animal Cruelty Law

WASHINGTON — Congress has passed a bill making certain types of animal cruelty a federal felony. The bill would expand a 2010 law that made creation or distribution of so-called "animal crushing" videos illegal. The new bill would make the underlying acts o...

Federal Lawsuit Filed to Block Alabama’s New Abortion Ban

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A federal lawsuit filed Friday asks a judge to block an Alabama law that outlaws almost all abortions, the most far-reaching attempt by a conservative state to seek new restrictions on the procedure. "Make no mistake: Abortion remains - a...