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For as long as I can remember, I’ve been pro-choice. And for as long as I can remember, I’ve been in pain, thanks to nerve abnormalities in my face and head that I was born with, and severe wrist problems that started in my late teens.

There’s no correlation between being in favor of reproductive rights and having chronic pain. But these issues have a great deal in common, such as the questions of bodily autonomy, patient dignity, and stigma. Chronic pain may not stir up religious passions, but it it is almost as politicized as abortion, falling in the orbits of the war on drugs, women’s health, stigma, and the Republican backlash against Obamacare.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The man accused of getting inside the White House after scaling a fence is a veteran who was awarded a medal for his service in Iraq and retired due to disability, the Army said Sunday.

Authorities have identified the intruder from Friday night's shocking incident as Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, of Copperas Cove, Texas, and the Army said he had served from 1997 to 2003, when he was discharged, and then again from 2005 to December 2012, when he retired.

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Sen. Mary Landrieu helped a Louisiana State University fan with a keg stand on Saturday during a tailgate party ahead of the school's football game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Landrieu was campaigning on campus and decided to attend the tailgate afterward. Fans asked her to do a keg stand herself, and she instead held the spigot for someone else, according to Roll Call.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth — in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action.

Starting along Central Park West, most came on foot, others with bicycles and walkers, and some even in wheelchairs. Many wore costumes and marched to drumbeats. One woman played the accordion.

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Republican strategist Ana Navarro on Sunday criticized Democrats for the apparent attacks on Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, suggesting those out to get her are sexist.

"And you want to talk about war on women. Why don't we talk about the war that Democrats waged this week against the woman who heads the DNC," Navarro said during a panel discussion on ABC's "This Week." "You saw all sorts of gossip and you saw all sorts of innuendo against Debbie Wasserman Schultz."

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An Illinois judge this week ruled that a police SWAT team was within its rights to raid the house of a man who ran a Twitter parody account based on the Peoria, Ill. mayor, according to The Guardian.

In April, four SWAT officers entered the house of Jacob Elliott's Peoria house after the city's mayor alerted the police to a Twitter account @peoriamayor, a fake account that depictedMayor Jim Artisas a drunk and a drug user.

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