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The fight over Planned Parenthood funding: What you need to know

The Associated Press
Republicans will likely lose Monday's Senate showdown over halting federal aid to Planned Parenthood. Yet the political offensive by abortion foes has just started, prompted by a batch of unsettling videos that has focused attention on the group's little-noticed practice of providing fetal tissue to researchers. See also: New app lets users get STD test through mobile device Conservatives have long targeted Planned Parenthood, which provides health services, family planning and abortions in clinics across the country. The furtively recorded videos, with hair-raising close-ups of aborted fetal organs and Planned Parenthood officials dispassionately describing how "I'm not going to crush that part," have forced the group and its Democratic champions into a defensive crouch. Read more...More about U.S. Senate, Us World, Politics, Us, and Planned Parenthood

New photo of the Queen shows all her angles

Blathnaid Healy
LONDON — The Queen has sat for dozens of portraits in her decades-long reign, but the latest is a little different from the rest The photos, which were actually taken back in 2013, but released on Sunday, show the monarch from four different angles. See also: Prince Charles reacts to a flapping eagle, sparks brilliant meme Taken by photographer Hugo Rittson-Thomas, the portrait was captured using full-length mirrors, which lets us see the Queen from the front, back and sides. It will go on show as part of a new exhibition that includes similar portraits of other royals such as Prince William and the Duchess of Cornwall. The exhibit also has portraits of members of the royal household and other British figures Read more...More about Uk, Queen, and Us World

French trio sing the best songs of summer in under 4 minutes

Andrea Romano
Summer is almost over — so take three-and-a-half minutes to relive it. French trio L.E.J. mashed up 11 popular, so-called songs of the summer from artists like Pharrell, Nicki Minaj and Mark Ronson for a smooth cello and drum remix. Merci beaucoup, ladies. Please do this every summer. Famous movies mashed up as 'Uptown Funk' is the real song of summer 13 sandwiches from around the world that will spark your wanderlust This quaint English village store is actually a giant vending machine Aussie daredevil surfs waves on his motorbike in mind-blowing footage Read more... More about Viral Videos, Music, Videos, Watercooler, and Song Of The Summer