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Girls' high school sports participation has increased more than 1,000% since, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Collegiate sport participation jumped more than 500%.
The nine justices are weighing whether to revive Mississippi's ban on abortion starting at 15 weeks of pregnancy, a law blocked by lower courts as clearly in violation of the Roe v. Wade precedent.
The scene at the court has become more tense following protests and threats against some justices prompted by the May leak of a draft opinion indicating they are set to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling.
Despite the state of Minnesota recognizing Christina Lusk as a woman, the state corrections department placed her in a men’s prison, exposing her to discrimination and harassment, according to a lawsuit filed this week by a Minnesota gender equity nonprofit.

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Despite the setback, the administration is moving ahead with other changes at the border in an attempt to advance Biden's plans to better manage migrant arrivals.
A federal judge in Louisiana blocked U.S. authorities from lifting Title 42, which since March 2020 has empowered U.S. agents to quickly turn back over a million migrants to Mexico and other countries.
The abortion bans that would go into effect would prosecute providers, such as doctors, or pharmacists who provide abortion-inducing pills.
By entering the plea on Wednesday, now-former officer Thomas Lane avoided an upcoming trial on the more serious charge of aiding and abetting second-degree murder.
The Minnesota Department of Human Rights also found that Minneapolis police officers used covert social media accounts to monitor Black individuals and organizations, including political figures, for purposes unrelated to criminal activity. Human rights officials launched their investigation on June 1, 2020, just days after police officer Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd in Minneapolis.
The Elk River man went into a coma and went into kidney failure after being injected with ketamine while struggling with police, according to the complaint filed in Minnesota U.S. District Court.

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Also among the candidates for the accolade were Greta Thunberg, Pope Francis, the Myanmar National Unity Government formed by opponents of last year's coup, and Tuvalu's foreign minister Simon Kofe.

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