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News Above the Noise—Week of June 16, 2024

News Above the Noise—Week of June 16, 2024

By The Sunday Paper Team
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1. What Does the Future Hold for Abortion and Gun Laws?

This week, decisions by the Supreme Court brought hot button election issues to the forefront: On Thursday, the Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to the widely used abortion drug mifepristone and on Friday, the justices unanimously struck down a rule that banned bump stocks, issued by the Trump administration. For an analysis of what these rulings could mean when voters head to the polls this November, click here.

2. “My Mom Had Alzheimer’s. Now I Do, Too”

When retired journalist Stephen Gettinger was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, he would replay some of the hardest memories from his own mother’s battle with the degenerative brain disease. And in a beautiful piece for The New York Times, he writes about how the disease “doesn’t have to freeze our lives and herald the end of our stories; it can instead invite us to a new stage of life.” You can read Gettinger’s guest essay here.

3. You’re Vacationing All Wrong

Summer is upon us, and for many that means a much-needed vacation. Yet the upsides of taking a break—experiencing awe, traveling to new places, being in nature, spending time with family and friends—aren’t a given. If you’ve ever taken time off only to return home feeling more stressed than you were before you left, don’t miss the helpful pointers in this article.

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