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Baltimore Uprising Comes After Years of Police Brutality, Economic Neglect

Amy Goodman is joined by civil rights leader Jesse Jackson and former city council president Lawrence Bell to discuss the many reasons Freddie Gray’s death spurred an uprising in Baltimore. Gray, 25, died on April 19 from fatal spinal injuries he suffered while in police custody. [via Democracy Now!]

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Maryland Legislators Look to Tackle Rape Kit Backlog

Maryland legislators, buoyed by a national campaign and the commitment of federal resources, are considering legislation to eventually clear the backlog of sexual assault forensic kits in the state.

Maryland legislators, buoyed by a national campaign and the commitment of federal resources, are considering legislation to eventually clear the backlog of sexual assault forensic kits in the state.

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20-Week Bans, Ultrasound Requirement Introduced in Maryland

Two bills that would outlaw abortion after 20 weeks' gestation have been introduced in Maryland this year, adding to the list of states attempting to pass such bans this legislative session.

Two bills that would outlaw abortion after 20 weeks’ gestation have been introduced in Maryland this year, adding to the list of states attempting to pass such bans this legislative session.

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Access to Paid Sick Leave Is Vital for Those Seeking Reproductive Health Care

The lack of paid sick time available across the country means that if a worker needs time to address reproductive health needs—including prenatal or abortion care—she may have to risk her livelihood or her paycheck to do so.

The lack of paid sick time available across the country means that if a worker needs time to address reproductive health needs—including prenatal or abortion care—she may have to risk her livelihood or her paycheck to do so.

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Lawsuit: Walmart Continues to Discriminate Against Pregnant Workers

A new charge filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accuses the retailer of failing to accommodate pregnant workers with temporary disabilities.

A new charge filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accuses the retailer of failing to accommodate pregnant workers with temporary disabilities.

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Maryland Moves to Expand Health Coverage to Low-Income Trans* Residents

Low-income Maryland trans* residents may for the first time get health insurance coverage for transition-related services, after the state moved forward with new regulations expanding health-care services covered by Medicaid.

Low-income Maryland trans* residents may for the first time get health insurance coverage for transition-related services, after the state moved forward with new regulations expanding health-care services covered by Medicaid.

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Neo-Confederate Who Says Civil Rights Are ‘Make-Believe’ Wins County Council Seat in Maryland

Michael Anthony Peroutka, who is one of the country's most extreme right-wing candidates with close ties to a national hate group, was elected Tuesday in Maryland's Anne Arundel County.

Michael Anthony Peroutka, who is one of the country’s most extreme right-wing candidates with close ties to a national hate group, was elected Tuesday in Maryland’s Anne Arundel County.

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Rogue Abortion Provider’s Medical License Revoked

Steven Brigham no longer has any valid credentials to practice medicine in the United States.

The New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners found Wednesday that rogue abortion provider Dr. Steven C. Brigham had committed several counts of gross negligence, deception, and official misconduct. Brigham no longer has any valid credentials to practice medicine in the United States.

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Amid Criticism, NFL Announces Support for Domestic Violence Prevention Organizations

In a memo sent to league teams and staff, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced a long-term partnership with the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and said that NFL staff will soon be required to participate in programming to educate them about domestic violence.

In a memo sent to league teams and staff, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced a long-term partnership with the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and said that NFL staff will soon be required to participate in programming to educate them about domestic violence.

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Baltimore Ravens Drop Ray Rice

The Baltimore Ravens announced today that they are terminating the contract of running back Ray Rice. Shortly after, the NFL announced that Rice had been suspended indefinitely.

The Baltimore Ravens announced on Monday that they are terminating the contract of running back Ray Rice. Shortly after, the NFL announced that Rice had been suspended indefinitely.

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