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Sunday June 9th, 2019 morning edition

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Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called for easier access to birth control.

The first-term congresswoman from New York suggested women shouldn't have to pay top dollar for prescriptions — or at all for that matter.

Birth control should be over-the-counter, pass it on," she wrote on Twitter on Friday along with the followup tweet, "(IT should be free, too—like in the UK!)".

Under the U.K.'s National Health Service, women are able to receive contraception, including three varieties of birth control pills, without having to pay for it.

Access to contraceptives is openly available at community contraception clinics throughout the country in addition to sexual health clinics.

Doctors, of course, are also able to give them out for free to patients.

Birth control isn't the only health care product Ocasio-Cortez is hoping to make it easier to access. »

2 former state senators found dead in Arkansas and Oklahoma within days

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(CNN) Lawmakers in Arkansas and Oklahoma are mourning the loss of two former state senators who were found dead in their homes within a span of two days.

In Arkansas, this week's fatal shooting of former Republican state Sen. Linda Collins-Smith is being investigated as a homicide, authorities said.

In Oklahoma, former state Sen. Jonathan Nichols was found dead from a gunshot in his home in Norman, about 20 miles from Oklahoma City, according to police. »

Dogs in the Ancient World

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Of course, the dog was also a carrion eater, and in the villages it provided the same service as hyenas and jackals.

Dog saliva was considered medicinal because it was noted that, when dogs licked their wounds, it promoted healing.

The great cultural epic Mahabharata (circa 400 BCE) significantly features a dog who may have been one of these Pariah Dogs. »