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April 17, 2014 | NPR · The president has visited Prince George's County, Md., four times this year. It is the most affluent county with an African-American majority. It also happens to be very close to the White House.
 
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April 13, 2014 | NPR · As the anniversary of last year's marathon bombing approaches, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Carrie Johnson about the investigation and legal wrangling yet to come.
 

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May 28, 2013 — The justices have refused to disturb a lower court decision that barred Indiana from stripping Medicaid payments to the organization. Six federal courts have ruled that targeted defunding is illegal. This was the first case to reach the Supreme Court.
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Aug 20, 2012 — A flurry of donations to Planned Parenthood during a dispute with Susan G. Komen Foundation is fueling an expansion of breast cancer services. Planned Parenthood is stepping up education about breast health. The funds will help fund mammograms and other tests, as well as the distribution of a tool to help doctors and nurses assess cancer risk.
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Jun 1, 2012 — Participation is down in races to raise money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure charity. Some Komen supporters remain skeptical about the group, even though a decision to cut funding for Planned Parenthood was reversed quickly.
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May 5, 2012 — The state already forbids funding of abortions, but the governor says the legislation "closes loopholes." Planned Parenthood Arizona says the move "could reduce access to a wide range of preventive health care for thousands of Arizonans."
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Mar 22, 2012 — At least five top officials quit the Dallas-based organization after it took a decision — since reversed — to eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood. And there have been calls for the group's founder and chief executive to resign.
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Mar 21, 2012 — They've posted thousands of queries about menstruation and other women's health issues as a protest of the Texas governor's positions.
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Feb 7, 2012 — Two anti-abortion groups say funding irregularities have been found in various state and federal audits of Planned Parenthood. The groups urged Congress to continue an investigation of Planned Parenthood.
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Feb 7, 2012 — The new poll suggested that Mitt Romney might be "playing with fire," according to the polling firm's director, by opposing the rule since a plurality of voters, including Catholics, said his stance would make them less likely to vote for him.
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Feb 7, 2012 — Karen Handel, a former Republican candidate for governor in Georgia, resigned her job, effective immediately, as vice president for public policy at Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The departure comes days after the breast-cancer charity reversed course on funding for Planned Parenthood.
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Feb 7, 2012 — The Susan G. Komen Foundation just confirmed to NPR.org's Scott Hensley that Karen Handel has resigned from her post as the organization's senior vice president of public policy.
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