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Pennsylvania GOP Attempting to Add Pro-Gun Amendment to Domestic Violence Bill (Updated)

Republican legislators in Pennsylvania are trying to add an anti-gun control amendment to a bill designed to protect victims of domestic violence.

Republican legislators in Pennsylvania are trying to add an anti-gun control amendment to a bill designed to protect victims of domestic violence.

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North Carolina’s Thom Tillis Calls Welfare ‘De Facto Reparations’

When the North Carolina legislature in 2007 introduced a resolution expressing its “profound regret for for the institution and lasting effects of slavery,” current Republican Senate nominee Thom Tillis, then a state representative, issued a statement in support of the resolution.

When the North Carolina legislature in 2007 introduced a resolution expressing its “profound regret for the institution and lasting effects of slavery,” current Republican Senate nominee Thom Tillis, then a state representative, issued a statement in support of the resolution.

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Supreme Court Blocks Portions of Texas Anti-Abortion Law

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“Tomorrow, thirteen clinics across the state will be allowed to reopen and provide women with safe and legal abortion care in their own communities,” said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, in a statement following the ruling.

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Most Georgians Want Medicaid Expansion as GOP Legislators Fight Against It

The majority of Georgia residents want the state to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and disagree with conservative state lawmakers' decision to reject it, according to a new public opinion survey.

The majority of Georgia residents want the state to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and disagree with conservative state lawmakers’ decision to reject it, according to a new public opinion survey.

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Health-Care Company Looks to Increase Emergency Contraceptive Use by Cutting Price in Half

AfterPill is the first emergency contraception to be sold exclusively online. The company offers one dose of EC for $20, plus a $5 flat-rate shipping fee, making it roughly half the price of Plan B One-Step.

AfterPill is the first emergency contraception to be sold exclusively online. The company offers one dose of EC for $20, plus a $5 flat-rate shipping fee, making it roughly half the price of Plan B One-Step.

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#NoJusticeNoFootball: St. Louis Activists Protest at Monday Night Game

During the Rams vs. 49ers game in St. Louis on Monday night, activists and members of the community protested outside and inside the arena as part of the Ferguson "weekend of resistance."

During the Rams vs. 49ers game in St. Louis on Monday night, activists and members of the community protested outside and inside the arena as part of the Ferguson “weekend of resistance.” Despite some drunk fans verbally and physically assaulting protesters, organizers maintained a calm rarely mentioned in media reports.

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Missouri Lawmaker Pushes for AG to Close State’s Lone Abortion Clinic

A Missouri lawmaker claims the state’s Constitution bans abortion—which conflicts with federal law—and is demanding the state's attorney general enforce that ban.

A Missouri lawmaker claims the state’s constitution bans abortion—which conflicts with federal law—and is demanding the state’s attorney general enforce that ban.

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GOP’s Jeff Bell: Single Women ‘Wed’ to Democrats Because of Government Benefits

New Jersey's Republican U.S. Senate candidate says he is lagging behind in the polls because of the rise in the number of single women, who he charges “are automatically Democratic” because they rely on social programs like food stamps.

New Jersey’s Republican U.S. Senate candidate says he is lagging behind in the polls because of the rise in the number of single women, who he charges “are automatically Democratic” because they rely on social programs like food stamps.

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Police Arrest Faith Leaders at Ferguson Rally (Updated)

On the final day billed as part of Ferguson's "weekend of resistance," Dr. Cornel West was put in handcuffs outside of the Ferguson Police Department.

On the final day billed as part of Ferguson’s “weekend of resistance,” Dr. Cornel West was put in handcuffs outside of the Ferguson Police Department.

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‘Personhood’ Amendment Backers: Gardner ‘Was Firmly on Our Side’

Colorado Republican senatorial candidate Cory Gardner has  dropped support of state “personhood” amendments because he didn’t know they would have banned some forms of birth control. But an anti-choice group now says Gardner was briefed on the amendments and understood them.

Colorado Republican senatorial candidate Cory Gardner has dropped support of state “personhood” amendments because he didn’t know they would have banned some forms of birth control. But an anti-choice group now says Gardner was briefed on the amendments and understood them.

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