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Democrats’ National Abortion Rights Bill Fails In Senate
The Lead with Jake Tapper
May 11, 2022

Democrats bill on abortion rights goes farther than Roe v. Wade does but fails after a Senate vote. Plus, Ukrainians retake captured towns near Russia’s border as Putin’s forces make a new play in southern Ukraine. Also, a woman’s lacrosse team from a historically black college said it was racially profiled during a stop in Georgia. The case is now catching the attention of Capitol Hill.