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Why it matters: President Biden has made the COVID-19 crisis and a post-Trump return to national unity and traditional democratic ideals his top priorities. From vaccinations to stimulus to schools, Biden is seeking bipartisan compromise while showing a willingness to use executive authority and bare Democratic majorities in the U.S. House and Senate to implement his policies. Republican leaders are navigating deep party divisions over if and how to move beyond former President Trump.

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    Updated 15 hours ago - Politics & Policy
    Axios Explains: Abortion

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    Abortion rights activists protest outside the Supreme Court. Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

    Planned Parenthood sues Utah over "trigger law" abortion ban

    Advocates for abortion rights demonstrating outside the state capitol building in Salt Lake City, Utah, in May 2022.
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    Massachusetts, Minnesota become safe havens for abortion

    Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (L) and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R).
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    Updated 16 hours ago - Politics & Policy

    Abortions are now illegal in 7 states but more bans are coming

    People protesting against the Supreme Court's ruling on June 24, 2022 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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    Jonathan Swan
    Updated 16 hours ago - Politics & Policy

    Pence draws contrast with Trump on abortion decision

    Illustration of Mike Pence and Donald Trump in profile facing away from each other.
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    Thousands of reservists are unvaccinated as deadline nears

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    Defense Department to keep access to "reproductive health care" after Roe v. Wade's end

    Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speaking during a press conference at a NATO meeting in Brussels on June 16.
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    Oriana Gonzalez
    Updated 21 hours ago - Politics & Policy
    Axios Explains: Abortion

    Where abortion access is guaranteed without Roe v. Wade

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    Updated 21 hours ago - Politics & Policy

    California enacts bill to "shield" abortion providers and patients from state bans

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    21 hours ago - Politics & Policy

    Abortion ruling conflicts with public opinion

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    Abortion rights demonstrators gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on June 24. Photo: Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images