Abortion bans move through statehouses and other headlines

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North Carolina Republican Governor Pat McCrory questions a panellist during the Economic Development and Commerce Committee meeting at the National Governors…
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NC Gov. McCrory demands Duke’s plans for its coal-ash ponds. (WRAL)

Researchers use drones to assess the size of the Dan River coal-ash spill. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Obamacare enrollment reaches 4 million. (Huffington Post)

Alabama House committee passes “fetal heartbeat” abortion ban (i.e. no abortion after 6 weeks). (Anniston Star)

West Virginia’s House passes 20-week abortion ban after emotional debate. (Charleston Gazette)

Ohio leaves Sundays out of its early-voting schedule. (TPM)

Jordan Davis’ mother on racism, patriotism, justice, forgiveness and the walk forward. (The Atlantic)

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Abortion bans move through statehouses and other headlines