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Watchdog Group: California Should Investigate Anti-Choice Attack Organization for Fraud

A watchdog group has asked the California attorney general to investigate whether the anti-choice group that posed as a non-existent medical research entity violated California law "by making false or misleading solicitations for charitable donations."

A watchdog group has asked the California attorney general to investigate whether the anti-choice group that posed as a non-existent medical research entity violated California law “by making false or misleading solicitations for charitable donations.”

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Group Behind Planned Parenthood Videos Routinely Used Alcohol to Pry Information from Targets

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Operatives from the sham company Center for Medical Progress, set up under questionable circumstances specifically to attack Planned Parenthood, appear to have used alcohol as a means toward getting providers to talk more freely.

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Kentucky Judge Upholds Louisville Minimum Wage Increase

A Kentucky judge this week upheld a planned minimum wage increase in Louisville and called the corporate argument against increased pay “without merit.”

A Kentucky judge this week upheld a planned minimum wage increase in Louisville and called the corporate argument against increased pay “without merit.”

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California Cracks Down on Vaccine Exemptions

On Tuesday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed one of the strictest mandatory vaccine bills in the country into law. The state will no longer allow parents to claim a religious or personal exemption.

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed one of the nation’s strictest mandatory vaccine bills. The state will no longer allow parents to claim a religious or personal exemption.

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Oregon Residents Can Now Get Birth Control Prescription Without Doctor’s Visit

Oregon lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill allowing women to get birth control prescriptions from a pharmacist instead of a physician, a shift that could vastly expand access to contraceptives throughout the state.

Oregon lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill allowing women to get birth control prescriptions from a pharmacist instead of a physician, a shift that could vastly expand access to contraceptives throughout the state.

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Larry Wilmore on Assemblywoman Shannon Grove’s Drought Comment: ‘That’s So Old Testament’

On the Nightly Show, Larry Wilmore discusses California’s historic drought and the strange things many people, including Assemblywoman Shannon Grove, have said about it.

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California Law Removes Public Assistance Barrier for Homeless People

People experiencing homelessness in California will have an easier time accessing public assistance programs under a new state law that will allow those without homes to get birth certificates and state IDs for free.

People experiencing homelessness in California will have an easier time accessing public assistance programs under a new state law that will allow those without homes to get birth certificates and state IDs for free.

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Shannon Grove: From a ‘Crazy’ Comment to a Dishonest One

Over the past week, our story about a California lawmaker who suggested the state's drought represents God's wrath over abortion has gained significant traction in state and national media. Now Grove is desperately trying to walk back from her embarrassing gaffe.

Over the past week, our story about a California lawmaker who suggested the state’s drought represents God’s wrath over abortion has gained significant traction in state and national media. Now Grove is desperately trying to walk back from her embarrassing gaffe.

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California’s Maximum Family Grant Rule Isn’t Just Discriminatory—It Worsens Public Health

The rule, passed in 1994, refused further benefits when families already receiving assistance had more children. After more than 20 years, the California legislature has the chance to repeal the law.

The rule, passed in 1994, refused further benefits when families already receiving assistance had more children. After more than 20 years, the California legislature has the chance to repeal the law.

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Will Republican Noises About Over-the-Counter Birth Control Inadvertently Make It Happen?

A number of Republicans claimed to support over-the-counter birth control pills to counter claims of being anti-contraception in 2014. Now they may have accidentally increased liberal interest in the issue, which could lead to it becoming a reality.

A number of Republicans claimed to support over-the-counter birth control pills to counter claims of being anti-contraception in 2014. Now they may have accidentally increased liberal interest in the issue, which could lead to it becoming a reality.

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