The plaintiff of Roe v. Wade made a big revelation on her deathbed. Here’s what it means.

“This is my deathbed confession.”

So says Norma McCorvey at the beginning of AKA Jane Roe, a new documentary about her life as the plaintiff in the landmark 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade. When McCorvey, identified in court papers as Jane Roe, became pregnant in 1969, abortion was illegal in her state. She sued for the right to end her pregnancy, and though the case took years — enough time for her to give birth and place the child for adoption — she eventually won, establishing the right to an abortion for all Americans.

After Roe

Joe Biden receives swift blowback for claiming voters “ain’t black” if they support Trump

During a Friday interview on The Breakfast Club radio show, former Vice President Joe Biden made a controversial comment in an attempt to highlight his strength with black voters. “Well, I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” Biden said as he signed off from a conversation with show host, Charlamagne tha God.

“It don’t have nothing to do with Trump, it has to do with the fact — I want something for my community,” Charlamagne responded.

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Biden’s comment followed a wide-ranging interview, during …

Trump claims he will “override the governors” who closed churches in the pandemic

At a press conference Friday afternoon, President Trump announced that he would order churches reopened despite the coronavirus pandemic — something he almost certainly does not have the power to do.

State governors, Trump claimed, need to allow churches to reopen “right now, for this weekend.” He added that “if they don’t do it, I will override the governors.”

Trump also reportedly ordered the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to release guidance for houses of worship seeking to reopen.

There have been several outbreaks of coronavirus that were traced back to church gatherings. In April, at least

Today, Explained: Greatest Hits

Today, Explained has always been a musical show. Every episode features scoring and rich sound design. And of course there were the parody songs. But while those were fun, I’m more proud of the original music we’ve featured on the show. Maybe because I wrote a lot of it.

Over the past couple of years, listeners have asked, “When are you guys going to drop an album?” We finally have an answer: today.

Today, Explained: Greatest Hits is now streaming everywhere. Find our album of original songs on Spotify, , Tidal, and . We’ve even embedded a stream …

The Secret History ends in incest and gunshots as Vox Book Club’s May pick draws to a close

And so we come to the end of The Secret History — but not to the end of our discussion! Next week, we’ll be meeting on Zoom for our May live event.

“But Constance,” you say, “what could possibly top April’s event with N.K. Jemisin? Surely you haven’t landed Donna Tartt herself?”

No I have not, gentle reader; Donna Tartt does not do events. But we have found someone we think will be perfect to talk the book with.

On Thursday, May 28 at 5 pm, I’ll be hanging out on Zoom with the queen of the internet …

The Senate won’t consider more coronavirus stimulus until early June

The Senate is leaving for a one-week Memorial Day recess without advancing any new coronavirus stimulus measures.

While the House approved a $3 trillion round of stimulus last week, Senate Republicans dismissed the legislation and have yet to offer any alternative of their own. The recess, which was previously scheduled, comes as top Republicans like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy question the urgency of additional funding and raise concerns about the national debt.

“I don’t see the need right now,” McCarthy told CNN on Tuesday. McConnell was more circumspect, but similarly hesitant. …

Dos and Don’ts When Using Hair Extensions

It doesn’t really take much to damage your extensions if you fail to looThere are synthetic extensions that act just the same as the natural ones. If you are using a lower quality synthetic extension, make sure you don t brush them or use heat on them. If your synthetic extensions are of higher quality, you might be able to gently brush it using a soft brush and use a small amount of heat.…

“It is an official death sentence for Hong Kong:” China moves to pass national security law

As Hong Kong approaches the anniversary of its massive pro-democracy protests, China is moving to impose a sweeping national security law that could directly undermine Hong Kong’s freedoms and special status, and inflame tensions after a year of political turmoil.

The National People’s Congress — a rubber stamp for the Chinese government — is set to pass legislation that is intended to curtail foreign interference or activities that undermine the state. That could directly target the antigovernment activists who have challenged Beijing’s authority. The Chinese government has tried to blame outsiders, including the US, for fomenting the pro-democracy …