Nurses, other non-physicians can perform abortions in California
October 10th, 2013
07:36 AM ET
12 months ago

Nurses, other non-physicians can perform abortions in California

CNN) - As more states pass measures tightening abortion laws, California is making abortions more accessible.

Nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives and physicians' assistants who complete specified training are now able to perform abortions in California. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the measure into law Wednesday.

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Filed under: Abortion • California
Government shutdown: Get up to speed in 20 questions
September 30th, 2013
07:21 AM ET
1 year ago

Government shutdown: Get up to speed in 20 questions

(CNN) - Let's start with the obvious question: Will the government shut down this week? Most likely.

On that, Republicans and Democrats agree. It's everything else that has them bickering and blaming. And unless they strike a deal on a spending bill Monday, the government will begin closing shop at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.

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Filed under: Congress
November 6th, 2012
08:34 AM ET
2 years ago

Why Tuesday, why November, why elephants? Election riddles solved

(CNN) - The finish line is almost here. Americans have weighed a plethora of questions in choosing their presidential candidate.

But amid the quadrennial explosion of political ads, bumper stickers and debates, some questions still baffle: Why is the Republican mascot an elephant? Why are Democrats linked to the color blue? And what happens if the candidates tie?

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Filed under: 2012