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In tonight’s top story: Across America, millions of angry protesters took to the streets while others celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, the case that guaranteed a woman's constitutional right to abortion.

It will not be up to individual states to decide how abortion access is governed. But already abortion clinics are shutting their doors, and new state laws making abortions illegal have gone into effect. Jennifer Johnson has more on this historic decision.

Backlogs at airports, as well as passport and immigration processing delays, have made travel much more frustrating for Canadians.
The prime minister has now set up a special task force to help tackle the problem with a new sense of urgency. Abigail Bimman looks at the state of passport delays in this country, and why the union says it was all avoidable.

Next week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will head to Madrid for the 2022 NATO summit where he's expected to show off Canada's new defence spending -- but it may not be all it's cracked up to be. Ottawa bureau chief Mercedes Stephenson discusses the threat of global conflict with Canada's Chief of the Defence Staff General Wayne Eyre.

Trudeau is currently on his way to Germany for a key meeting with G7 leaders. But he started his day in Rwanda, finishing up his work at the "Commonwealth heads of government summit." As our chief political correspondent David Akin reports, the topic at hand for all these meetings is global food insecurity.

Kids looking to cool off this summer at the pool or beach may face disappointment as the country grapples with a significant lifeguard shortage. Swim instructors have also become hard to come by. It's all a byproduct of the pandemic. Heather Yourex-West explains.

Plus, The term "space race" became popular during the Cold War as the U.S. and Russia competed to be the first to put an astronaut on the moon. Right now, The only way to get to outer space is to launch an extremely expensive and environmentally damaging rocket.
But what if there was a cheaper, more eco-friendly way? Mike Drolet reports.

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