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His case made same-sex marriage a right in the U.S. Now he fears it could all be undone

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the constitutional right to an abortion, Jim Obergefell worries that same-sex marriage could be next — and he’s not alone.

'It's unspeakable,' says Texas archbishop who visited survivors of abandoned tractor-trailer

Last month, Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller was comforting people in Uvalde, Texas, after a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers in an elementary school. Now he’s trying to help people in the aftermath of yet another overwhelming tragedy.

Meet Mr. Happy Face, the World's Ugliest Dog with the 'sweetest soul'

When Jeneda Benally registered Mr. Happy Face for the World’s Ugliest Dog competition, she didn’t think he could possibly win because he’s “too beautiful.”

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

June 29, 2022

With the fall of Roe v. Wade, Wisconsin slips back to 173-year-old abortion ban

Dr. Kristin Lyerly says she has patients who need abortions. But thanks to a more than century-old state law, there's nothing she can do to help them.

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

June 28, 2022

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B.C. buddies catch 300-kg sturgeon on their 1st time out, then promptly let it go

Not only did Steve Ecklund and Mark Boise catch a sturgeon on their first time out — they reeled in a beast as long as a U-haul truck and as heavy as a vending machine. 

Here's how this woman saves $1K a month or more on groceries

If you're walking up to the cashier aisles at a grocery store in Ontario and see Leanne Mathewson in line ahead of you, get ready to wait a little longer than usual.

As It Happens: The Monday Edition

June 27, 2022

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'There's no time to waste': Canada issues travel documents to help Afghans flee their country

After months of pressure from advocates, the federal government has issued special travel documents to thousands of Afghans to escape the country and ultimately make their way to Canada.

She helps Black people in Mississippi get abortions. The U.S. Supreme Court ruling won't stop her

A woman who runs a reproductive rights organization in Mississippi says she will keep helping people access abortion services, despite the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe. v. Wade.

As It Happens: The Friday Edition

June 24, 2022

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Bears Ears monument deal marks new day in U.S.-Native relations, says coalition leader

Charissa Wahwasuck-Jessepe says the new agreement between the U.S. government and five Native American tribes in Utah could set a precedent for future deals between Indigenous peoples and the U.S.

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

As It Happens for Thursday, June 23, 2022

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The Maldives are building a floating city to address rising sea levels and population

The Maldives is in the early stages of building an elaborately designed floating city in an effort to ensure future livable spaces as sea levels continue to rise and provide new affordable spaces for the densely populated island nation.

'I couldn't turn away from it,' says Canadian military vet injured in Ukraine

When J.T. saw footage of Ukrainian children fleeing the Russian invasion, and watched everyday Ukrainians pick up arms and defend their homeland, he knew he had to help. So the retired Canadian military vet joined the fight. Last month, he was badly injured by an anti-tank mine while trying to rescue his fellow soldiers. His supporters in Canada are now fundraising to bring him home.

As It Happens: The Wednesday Edition

As It Happens for Wednesday, June 22, 2022

June 22, 2022

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Scientists are fascinated by this itty bitty frog that's extremely bad at jumping

Richard Essner says there’s something very relatable about the pumpkin toadlet, a frog so small that every time it attempts to jump, it crashes pitifully to the ground.

An eagle snatched a baby hawk for dinner, then ended up adopting it 

A pair of bald eagles near Nanaimo, B.C., have adopted a baby red-tailed hawk and are raising it alongside their own eaglet. But while the hawk is now part of the eagles’ family, it could have just as easily been their dinner.

As It Happens: The Tuesday Edition

June 21, 2022