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US Senate Democrats on Monday blocked a deeply controversial measure aimed at halting all federal funding to the largest abortion provider in the nation. Planned Parenthood is described by its supporters as a vital supplier of health care services, including contraception, family planning, HIV prevention and cancer screenings for millions of women in the United States. The legislation was inspired by a secretly-recorded video released last month by anti-abortion activists, which depicted a Planned Parenthood official discussing the scientific research community's demand for fetal tissue, and the best abortion techniques for preserving certain organs.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An ex-con accused of fatally shooting a police officer who interrupted a drug deal turned himself in Monday, ending an intensive two-day manhunt, a spokesman for a U.S. attorney said.