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Michigan GOP Passes Religious Freedom Bill Legalizing Discrimination

The Michigan house passed a broad religious freedom bill on Thursday that many believe provides a "license to discriminate" in the name of deeply held religious beliefs.

The Michigan house passed a broad religious freedom bill on Thursday that many believe provides a “license to discriminate” in the name of deeply held religious beliefs.

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Oregon Educators Strike for Paid Leave Under University President Who Once Advocated for Leave

Hundreds of University of Oregon educators are striking for paid sick and parental leave and fair wages, the result of a year-long negotiation process between a graduate employees' union and the university administration, including its president, whose field of research is family sociology and who has published studies on the importance of paid family leave.

Hundreds of University of Oregon educators are striking for paid sick and parental leave and fair wages, the result of a year-long negotiation process between a graduate employees’ union and the university administration, including its president, whose field of research is family sociology and who has published studies on the importance of paid family leave.

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Scott Walker Appointees Jack Up Energy Rates on Low-Income Residents

The Wisconsin Public Service Commission approved changes to the state’s regulation of public utilities that will allow electric providers to nearly double their fixed rates in 2015.

The Wisconsin Public Service Commission approved changes to the state’s regulation of public utilities that will allow electric providers to nearly double their fixed rates in 2015.

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Amid Pentagon Spin, Military Sexual Assault Problem Still Rampant

The Department of Defense’s long-awaited report to President Obama on military sexual assault  doesn’t show nearly enough progress in dealing with the problem, advocates for survivors say.

The Department of Defense’s long-awaited report to President Obama on military sexual assault doesn’t show nearly enough progress in dealing with the problem, advocates for survivors say.

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GOP Majority in New Mexico Legislature Leaves Reproductive Rights in Doubt

After all the votes were counted on Election Day, Republicans held a majority of seats in the New Mexico state house for the first time in 60 years. This change in the political landscape could threaten abortion access not just in the state, but throughout the Southwest, where anti-choice policymakers have severely limited abortion rights.

After all the votes were counted on Election Day, Republicans held a majority of seats in the New Mexico state house for the first time in 60 years. This change in the political landscape could threaten abortion access not just in the state, but throughout the Southwest, where anti-choice policymakers have severely limited abortion rights.

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Virginia Board of Health Votes to Amend Anti-Abortion Law

The regulatory process set in motion by the vote can take up to two years to complete, but could result in the effective reversal of the law, which threatens to close the state's 18 abortion clinics.

The regulatory process set in motion by the vote can take up to two years to complete, but could result in the effective reversal of the law, which threatens to close the state’s 18 abortion clinics.

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U.S. Department of Education Memo Protects Transgender Students From Discrimination

A new memo from the Department of Education clearly explains that schools cannot discriminate against transgender students on the basis of sex, and that, for the purpose of single-sex education, schools should treat these students based on their gender identity rather than the sex they were assigned at birth.

A new memo from the Department of Education clearly explains that schools cannot discriminate against transgender students on the basis of sex, and that, for the purpose of single-sex education, schools should treat these students based on their gender identity rather than the sex they were assigned at birth.

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Indiana TRAP Law Ruled Unconstitutional

Wednesday's ruling declared a 2013 law that requires all abortion clinics meet the same architectural requirements as surgical centers unconstitutionally singled out a Lafayette clinic for closure.

Wednesday’s ruling declared a 2013 law that requires all abortion clinics meet the same architectural requirements as surgical centers unconstitutionally singled out a Lafayette clinic for closure.

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Obama’s Immigration Order Could Make Thousands of Californians Eligible for Health Insurance

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Advocates in California are already looking for ways to expand health-care access to the immigrants newly protected from deportation following President Obama’s executive order on immigration.

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NY Members of Congress: ‘Miscarriage of Justice’ in No Indictment for Killing of Eric Garner

The killing of Eric Garner, an unarmed Black man who died after being placed in a choke hold by a white NYPD officer, ignited rage and disbelief around the country.

Members of the New York congressional delegation expressed outrage on Wednesday after the news that a grand jury decided to press no charges in the killing of Eric Garner, an unarmed Black man who died after being placed in a choke hold by a white NYPD officer.

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