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Report: Child Poverty Rate Highest in New Mexico

While the state's child poverty rate ticked down from 31 percent in 2013 to 30 percent in 2014, the gain trails those seen in other states, according to a new Kids Count report.

While the state’s child poverty rate ticked down from 31 percent in 2013 to 30 percent in 2014, the gain trails those seen in other states, according to a new Kids Count report.

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Activists: The Democratic Party Has a Rahm Emanuel Problem

Many Chicago activists are calling on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign after the long-delayed release of a video showing a police officer killing a Black teenager. Hillary Clinton has not joined the call.

Many Chicago activists are calling on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to resign after the long-delayed release of a video showing a police officer killing a Black teenager. Hillary Clinton has not joined the call.

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Women of Color Bear the Brunt of the Gender Pay Gap

“Women of color absolutely experience a kind of double penalty, in terms of both race and gender, when it comes to wage inequality,” Alyssa Davis, co-author of a new report from the Economic Policy Institute, told RH Reality Check.

“Women of color absolutely experience a kind of double penalty, in terms of both race and gender, when it comes to wage inequality,” Alyssa Davis, co-author of a new report from the Economic Policy Institute, told RH Reality Check.

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Michigan’s Uninsured Rate Shrinks Under Obamacare Amid GOP Opposition

Michigan has seen a significant drop in the number of uninsured since the law went into effect, as the next ACA enrollment period is set to begin November 1.

Michigan has seen a significant drop in the number of uninsured since the law went into effect, as the next ACA enrollment period is set to begin November 1.

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For Gloria Steinem, Adventure Lies ‘Just Beyond an Open Door’

My Life on the Road is part autobiography, part political treatise, and part impressionist account of the amazing people and places Gloria Steinem has encountered during the four-plus decades she’s been an itinerant feminist agitator.

My Life on the Road is part autobiography, part political treatise, and part impressionist account of the amazing people and places Gloria Steinem has encountered during the four-plus decades she’s been an itinerant feminist agitator.

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Advocates Push Bail Reform to Stop ‘Penalizing People for Being Poor’

A new free, downloadable book explains the changes in Colorado law, and it emphasizes that certain practices, such as using a formula to set bail based on types of crimes, are flat-out unconstitutional.

A new free, downloadable book explains the changes in Colorado law, and it emphasizes that certain practices, such as using a formula to set bail based on types of crimes, are flat-out unconstitutional.

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Child Support Awareness Month: Why Helping ‘Deadbeat Dads’ Is Part of the Solution

A few small public programs throughout the country are helping poor fathers who are interested in achieving financial independence and, at last, crawling out from under the albatross of child support arrears.

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Child Support Awareness Month: Time to Advocate for a New Enforcement Framework for Impoverished Fathers

A new Treasury Department rule  brings to light the tension between helping single mothers support their children while also ensuring poor debtors are not rendered economically helpless by enforcement provisions.

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Indiana’s Anti-Choice Zealots See Poor Black Women As Collateral Damage

While Indiana’s anti-abortion Republicans (and a select few Democrats) dig in their heels, thousands of people who use Medicaid to pay for birth control, STD testing and treatment, cervical cancer screening and breast exams are at risk.

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