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At Hutto Detention Center, the Women on Strike ‘Want to Continue Resisting’

In audio released Wednesday by Grassroots Leadership, a detainee participating in the weeks-long hunger strike at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor, Texas, confirmed women are being transferred to other detention centers as punishment for participating in the strike.

A detainee participating in the weeks-long hunger strike at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor, Texas, confirmed women are being transferred to other detention centers as punishment for participating in the strike, according to audio released Wednesday by Grassroots Leadership.

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Utah Judge Removes Infant From Lesbian Couple, Says Heterosexual Homes Are Better (Updated)

A Utah judge has ordered an infant girl be taken from lesbian foster parents, saying "kids in homosexual homes don’t do as well as they do in heterosexual homes,” despite volumes of evidence to the contrary.

A Utah judge has ordered an infant girl be taken from lesbian foster parents, saying children in homosexual homes don’t do as well as they do in heterosexual homes, despite volumes of evidence to the contrary.

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Thank You, Birth Control Pills, for an Impressive 25-Year Run

Today, the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is asking us to take a moment and thank birth control for “all that it makes possible for individuals and society.” I took more than 5,000 birth control pills in my life, and I can think of a number of reasons why I’m thankful to each and every one of them.

Today, the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is asking us to take a moment and thank birth control for “all that it makes possible for individuals and society.” I took more than 5,000 birth control pills in my life, and I can think of a number of reasons why I’m thankful to each and every one of them.

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Almost Everyone Has Herpes, But How Worried Should We Be?

A new report by the World Health Organization estimates that two out of three adults under the age of 50 had herpes simplex virus 1 in 2012. That’s 3.7 billion people worldwide who are infected. But that doesn't mean it's time to panic.

A new report by the World Health Organization estimates that two out of three adults under the age of 50 had herpes simplex virus 1 in 2012. That’s 3.7 billion people worldwide who are infected. But that doesn’t mean it’s time to panic.

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Research Confirms: Anti-Vaccine Websites Filled With Misinformation

A new study examining anti-vaccine websites found that most use pseudoscience, misinformation, and anecdotal stories to incorrectly suggest that vaccines are dangerous.

A new study examining anti-vaccine websites found that most use pseudoscience, misinformation, and anecdotal stories to incorrectly suggest that vaccines are dangerous.

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#BlackGirlsMatter: Twitter Town Hall Responds to Spring Valley High School Assault

On Tuesday afternoon, Twitter was buzzing in a National Day of Action against the October 26 attack, as a town hall drew hundreds of participants sharing their own stories with the hashtags #FundBlackFutures and #BlackGirlsMatter.

On Tuesday afternoon, Twitter was buzzing in a National Day of Action against the October 26 attack, as a town hall drew hundreds of participants sharing their own stories with the hashtags #FundBlackFutures and #BlackGirlsMatter.

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Hunger Strike at Texas Detention Center Swells Into the Hundreds (Updated)

Cristina Parker, immigration programs director for Grassroots Leadership, speaking at a rally to end family detention on May 2 in Dilley, Texas

The strike at a Texas immigrant detention facility has swelled to almost 500 since last Wednesday, according to Grassroots Leadership, an organization that forms part of a larger umbrella group known as Texans United for Families.

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China to End Its One-Child Policy

China’s Communist Party announced Thursday that it would lift the decades-old one-child policy amid concerns about the country's aging population and shrinking workforce.

China’s Communist Party announced Thursday that it would lift the decades-old one-child policy amid concerns about the country’s aging population and shrinking workforce.

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GOP Lawmaker: Colorado Officials Are ‘Science-Deniers’ for Reporting IUDs Reduce Abortions

Colorado’s chief medical officer is trumpeting data showing that a pregnancy-prevention program has reduced teen abortion and pregnancy rates by 50 percent in Colorado, an increase of over 10 points from a year ago. But a state lawmaker says the program is “killing children” and health officials are “science deniers.”

Colorado’s chief medical officer is trumpeting data showing that a pregnancy-prevention program has reduced teen abortion and pregnancy rates. A state GOP lawmaker says the program is “killing children.”

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California Family Leave Law Has Helped Families, Businesses

“The law has not caused major problems for California employers,” says a U.S. Department of Labor report. “The vast majority (roughly 90 percent) report positive effects or no effects in terms of productivity, profitably, retention, and morale.”

“The law has not caused major problems for California employers,” says a U.S. Department of Labor report. “The vast majority (roughly 90 percent) report positive effects or no effects in terms of productivity, profitably, retention, and morale.”

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