Hot News Stories (8/6/15)

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN)
Elsie Hillman, a philanthropist and political activist who helped propel moderate Republicans to state and national offices, died Tuesday. She was 89.

Pew Research (USA)
The Obama administration has issued its final regulations governing how the Affordable Care Act’s mandate to provide contraception coverage applies to religiously affiliated nonprofits and businesses. But the announcement has done little to quell the objections of some religious groups. 

AOL News (USA)
Analysis of data from more than 130,000 women showed oral contraceptives can provide long-term protection against endometrial cancer.

Reuters (USA)
Anti-choice Republicans in the U.S. Congress want to keep pressing the attack on Planned Parenthood by trying to cut off its federal funds, but Republican leaders are sounding wary with crucial tax and budget issues looming ahead.

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