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Workers in Arizona and Utah Cheated Out of $700,000 in Wages

Employers intentionally misclassified workers to avoid federal labor protections, according to a settlement reached between 16 companies and the Department of Labor.

Employers intentionally misclassified workers to avoid federal labor protections, according to a settlement reached between 16 companies and the Department of Labor.

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Alabama House Holds Hearings on Trio of Anti-Choice Bills

A GOP-led Alabama house committee held hearings Wednesday on anti-choice bills that would restrict access to reproductive health care, with one proposal threatening to outlaw abortion before many women know they're pregnant.

A GOP-led Alabama house committee held hearings Wednesday on anti-choice bills that would restrict access to reproductive health care, with one proposal threatening to outlaw abortion before many women know they’re pregnant.

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Fracking Titans Spend Millions Proselytizing School Children

Dennis Prager

Conservative radio host Dennis Prager’s eponymous website seeks to insert religious and political right-wing propaganda directly into schools, and he has the generous backing of two of the richest men in the United States—Dan and Farris Wilks.

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Pope Francis’ Call for Equal Pay for Equal Work: Toothless, But Promising

Sadly, the more Pope Francis speaks, the more things stay the same.

Sadly, the more Pope Francis speaks, the more things stay the same.

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An Anti-Choice Group’s Extreme Tactics Backfire in Jackson, Mississippi

Abolish Human Abortion has made it its business to disrupt—and many would say terrorize—Fondren, the Jackson neighborhood that has been home to the state's last abortion clinic for nearly 20 years.

Abolish Human Abortion has made it its business to disrupt—and many would say terrorize—Fondren, the Jackson neighborhood that has been home to the state’s last abortion clinic for nearly 20 years.

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Kansas Official Seeks Legal Defense Funds for Anti-Choice Law Amid Budget Crisis

The arch-conservative Kansas governor this month signed SB 95 into law, which will make Kansas the first state in the nation to criminalize a medical procedure used after a miscarriage and during second-trimester abortions.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has embarked on a public relations tour promoting his signing of one of the nation’s most extreme anti-choice laws, while the state’s attorney general is asking lawmakers for funds to defend the law amid a budget crisis.

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Losing My Lege: Texas Legislator Thinks Pregnant People Should be Forced to Carry Dead Fetuses to “Do Penance”

Texas State Rep. Matt Schaefer (R-Tyler)

Here’s a man who is saying that people who are carrying wanted, but unsustainable, pregnancies must be compelled by the state to carry their fetuses to term because they, and we, are sinners.

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Louisiana Health Department Adopts Radical Anti-Choice Rules

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals revised its abortion clinic licensing standards, and the new regulations could severely restrict access to legal abortion care throughout the state.

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals revised its abortion clinic licensing standards, and the new regulations could severely restrict access to legal abortion care throughout the state.

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Religious Lawyer Argues Marriage Equality Will Increase Abortions

To a certain kind of religious conservative, this connection makes some—if not perfect—sense.

To a certain kind of religious conservative, this connection makes some—if not perfect—sense.

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Purvi Patel Appeals Feticide, Felony Neglect Conviction

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act was central in the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision.

Attorneys for Patel, who was jailed following a miscarriage in 2013, claim prosecutors produced no evidence that the Indiana woman took medication to terminate her pregnancy.

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