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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Found Dead

News reports out of San Antonio confirm that Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, was found dead Saturday morning at the Cibolo Creek Ranch near Marfa, Texas.

News reports out of San Antonio confirm that Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, was found dead Saturday morning at the Cibolo Creek Ranch near Marfa, Texas.

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Oregon Senate Approves Highest State Minimum Wage in the Country

The bill passed 16-12 following a marathon six-hour floor debate, with one Democrat joining Republican lawmakers in opposition.

The bill passed 16 to 12 following a marathon six-hour floor debate, with one Democrat joining Republican lawmakers in opposition.

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Tennessee’s Drug Testing of Welfare Applicants Falls Flat

Many of the states that have implemented these laws have had similar results to Tennessee, with few welfare benefit applicants testing positive for drugs.

Many of the states that have implemented these laws have had similar results to Tennessee, with few welfare benefit applicants testing positive for drugs.

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Two States Could Soon Bolster Birth Control Access

Lifting birth control restrictions has been shown to reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies.

Lifting birth control restrictions has been shown to reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies.

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Judge OKs Oklahoma’s Clinic Closure Law

Attorneys from the Center for Reproductive Rights first challenged the measure in 2014 and said in a statement they plan to appeal Thursday’s decision to the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

Attorneys from the Center for Reproductive Rights first challenged the measure in 2014 and said in a statement they plan to appeal Thursday’s decision to the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

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Kasich, Ohio GOP to End Funding for Program to Curb Infant Mortality

The funds will be redirected to about 200 health-care facilities, but pro-choice advocates don’t think those health centers could fill the gap left by Planned Parenthood’s defunding.

The funds will be redirected to about 200 health-care facilities, but pro-choice advocates don’t think those health centers could fill the gap left by Planned Parenthood’s defunding.

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Alabama Republicans Push ‘Heartbeat,’ ‘Personhood’ Abortion Bans

So-called heartbeat abortion bans have been repeatedly found to be unconstitutional because they seek to ban the procedure months before the point at which a fetus is viable.

So-called heartbeat abortion bans have been repeatedly found to be unconstitutional because they seek to ban the procedure months before the point at which a fetus is viable.

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Sanders Takes Stand on Overturning Hyde, Helms Amendments

Bernie Sanders’ campaign said in a statement that the candidate would work with Congress to repeal the 1973 Helms Amendment.

Bernie Sanders’ campaign said in a statement that the candidate would work with Congress to repeal the 1973 Helms Amendment.

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Justice Department Sues City of Ferguson Over Unconstitutional Policing

Wednesday’s civil rights lawsuit, filed in the District Court of Eastern Missouri, comes a year and a half after Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed an 18-year-old unarmed Black teenager, Michael Brown.

Wednesday’s civil rights lawsuit, filed in the District Court of Eastern Missouri, comes a year and a half after Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed an 18-year-old unarmed Black teenager, Michael Brown.

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New Mexico Senate Committee Rejects GOP’s 20-Week Abortion Ban

Supporters of the anti-choice legislation twice invoked a Doritos Super Bowl ad that depicted an animated fetus.

Supporters of the anti-choice legislation twice invoked a Doritos Super Bowl ad that depicted an animated fetus.

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