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Kasich Touts and Clinton Stays Silent on Welfare Reform That Could Leave One Million People Hungry

Federal guidelines mandating that food assistance recipients find a job or lose their benefits kicked in last month for residents of 21 states, leaving as many as one million at risk of food insecurity—a result that owes no small debt to the welfare reform efforts of former President Bill Clinton's administration and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) in the '90s.

Federal guidelines mandating that food assistance recipients find a job or lose their benefits kicked in last month for residents of 21 states, leaving as many as one million at risk of food insecurity—a result that owes no small debt to the welfare reform efforts of former President Bill Clinton’s administration and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) in the ’90s.

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Gavel Drop: So Much Bad News for Daleiden. So Much.

Welcome to Gavel Drop, our roundup of legal news, headlines, and head-shaking moments in the courts.

Gavel Drop is a roundup of the good, bad, and absurd in the courts.

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Not All Presidential Candidates Want to Solve Pay Inequality

Pay inequality remains a problem in the United States. A 2014 analysis from the Economic Policy Institute found that men consistently made more than women across wage distributions.

Pay inequality remains a problem in the United States. A 2014 analysis from the Economic Policy Institute found that men consistently made more than women across wage distributions.

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Ohio GOP Attacks Planned Parenthood Infant Mortality Program—Again

Ohio has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country, with especially elevated rates among Black and Hispanic infants, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Ohio has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country, with especially elevated rates among Black and Hispanic infants, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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New Mexico Police Have Massive Rape Kit Backlog, Audit Finds

"Bringing transparency to the backlog," New Mexico State Auditor Tim Keller said, "is a first step towards fixing this issue, which is critical to survivors and our public safety."

“Bringing transparency to the backlog,” New Mexico State Auditor Tim Keller said, “is a first step towards fixing this issue, which is critical to survivors and our public safety.”

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Onslaught of Anti-Choice Bills to Come in 2016

Missouri lawmakers, for example, pre-filed at least seven bills to restrict reproductive rights.

Missouri lawmakers, for example, have pre-filed at least seven bills to restrict reproductive rights.

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Six ‘Trailblazing’ Efforts to Counter Anti-Choice Restrictions in 2015

In a year cram-packed with attacks on reproductive rights, a few pieces of legislation stood apart from the pack in their efforts to expand—not restrict—health-care services.

In a year cram-packed with attacks on reproductive rights, a few pieces of legislation stood apart from the pack in their efforts to expand—not restrict—health-care services.

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Here’s Why 2016 Could Be the Biggest Year for Reproductive Rights and the Courts in Decades

The next year promises to be an eventful one on the legal front—though we feel like we say that every December.

The next year promises to be an eventful one on the legal front—though we feel like we say that every December.

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Ohio GOP Lawmakers: Force Women to Make Arrangements for Fetal Remains

The requirement to bury or cremate aborted fetuses isn’t new, but it's gaining steam. Indiana and Arkansas lawmakers passed similar bills this year and Wisconsin is considering it.

The requirement to bury or cremate aborted fetuses isn’t new, but it’s gaining momentum. Indiana and Arkansas lawmakers passed similar bills this year and Wisconsin is considering it.

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Lawsuit: Ohio Attorney General Playing Politics With Fetal Tissue Rules (Updated)

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) on Friday held a press conference in which he made what the attorneys describe as baseless allegations that Planned Parenthood affiliates in the state were improperly disposing of fetal tissue. DeWine also threatened to take legal action against Planned Parenthood.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) on Friday held a press conference in which he made what the attorneys describe as baseless allegations that Planned Parenthood affiliates in the state were improperly disposing of fetal tissue. DeWine also threatened to take legal action against Planned Parenthood.

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