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Advocates: Six Years With No Minimum Wage Increase Is Too Long

The federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour isn’t enough money to keep a single parent working full-time out of poverty, and it's worth less every year due to inflation.

The federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour isn’t enough money to keep a single parent working full-time out of poverty, and it’s worth less every year due to inflation.

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Group Behind Planned Parenthood Attack Videos Sees Scrutiny From California Attorney General

California Attorney General Kamala Harris will review whether the front group behind the Planned Parenthood attack videos violated any laws in making the deceitful recordings.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris will review whether the front group behind the Planned Parenthood attack videos violated any laws in making the deceitful recordings.

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Lawsuit: Texas Denies Birth Certificates to U.S. Citizens With Undocumented Parents

A group of Texas parents say the state has wrongfully denied their children of birth certificates, and therefore discriminated against those kids because of their parents' immigration status.

A group of Texas parents say the state has wrongfully denied their children birth certificates and therefore discriminated against those kids because of their parents’ immigration status.

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Indiana Clerk: Processing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Violates Religious Rights

A new lawsuit claims the former employee of the Harrison County Clerk's office had her First Amendment rights violated when she was fired for refusing to process same-sex marriage licenses.

A new lawsuit claims the former employee of the Harrison County Clerk’s office had her First Amendment rights violated when she was fired for refusing to process same-sex marriage licenses.

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Cleveland Transit Officer Pepper-Sprays ‘Black Lives Matter’ Activists

The officer confronted a crowd of activists who had begun locking arms and chanting in protest over the way he forcefully detained a 14-year-old. “The crowd was determined that the youth would NOT be harmed or killed and were fierce, as we know it’s a real possibility,” explained one witness, Kimberly Ellis.

The officer confronted a crowd of activists who had begun locking arms and chanting in protest over the way he forcefully detained a 14-year-old. “The crowd was determined that the youth would NOT be harmed or killed and were fierce, as we know it’s a real possibility,” explained one witness, Kimberly Ellis.

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Laws to Protect LGBTQ Students Fail to Gain Traction on Federal or State Levels

Legislation that was intended to prevent discrimination and harassment of LGBTQ students in public schools failed to pass in the Senate last week, despite bipartisan support.

Legislation that was intended to prevent discrimination and harassment of LGBTQ students in public schools failed to pass in the Senate last week, despite bipartisan support.

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Minnesota Governor Denounces GOP ‘Grandstanding’ Over Planned Parenthood Attack Videos

Republicans nationwide have urged their state attorneys general and governors to look into Planned Parenthood affiliate organizations.

Republicans nationwide have urged their state attorneys general and governors to look into Planned Parenthood affiliate organizations.

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Maine’s New Anti-Shackling Law Was No ‘Accident’

After Maine Gov. Paul LePage made national news earlier this month by claiming to have “pocket vetoed” 19 bills that became law without his signature, messages started popping up in my inbox saying things like “An accidental win!” and “Maine—accidentally—outlaws shackling pregnant women?”

After Maine Gov. Paul LePage made national news earlier this month by claiming to have “pocket vetoed” 19 bills that became law without his signature, messages started popping up in my inbox saying things like “An accidental win!” and “Maine—accidentally—outlaws shackling pregnant women?”

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Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Gains Bipartisan Congressional Support

Before this year, no Republican has co-sponsored the bill to ensure that employers treat pregnant workers fairly.

Before this year, no Republican has co-sponsored the bill to ensure that employers treat pregnant workers fairly.

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Senate Fast-Tracks Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

Sen. Rand Paul and his anti-choice colleague Sen. Ted Cruz, both 2016 presidential contenders, have pushed to deny federal funding to Planned Parenthood in recent days.

Sen. Rand Paul and his anti-choice colleague Sen. Ted Cruz, both 2016 presidential contenders, have pushed to deny federal funding to Planned Parenthood in recent days.

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