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Pittsburgh Workers Get Paid Sick Leave Under New Law

People working in Pittsburgh will be guaranteed time off for illness for the first time, under a new ordinance passed Monday by the city council.

People working in Pittsburgh will be guaranteed time off for illness for the first time, under a new ordinance passed Monday by the city council.

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Family of Sandra Bland Files Wrongful-Death Lawsuit

The federal civil rights lawsuit filed by accuses Texas officials of deliberately disregarding Bland's constitutional rights and causing her injury and death. Here, Sandra Bland's mother, Geneva Reed-Veal, speaks with Rev. Al Sharpton about her daughter.

The federal civil rights lawsuit accuses Texas officials of deliberately disregarding Bland’s constitutional rights and causing her injury and death.

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Alabama Case Illustrates Difficulties Women Behind Bars Face When Seeking Abortion

Under the Eighth Amendment, people in jails and prisons have a constitutional right to adequate health care. While many stories have examined that right when it comes to pregnancy behind bars, less is known about women’s access to abortion care.

Under the Eighth Amendment, people in jails and prisons have a constitutional right to adequate health care. While many stories have examined that right when it comes to pregnancy behind bars, less is known about women’s access to abortion care.

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Democrats Push to Hold Crisis Pregnancy Centers Accountable

House Democrats reintroduced a bill last week that would prohibit so-called crisis pregnancy centers from falsely advertising that they provide abortion services.

House Democrats reintroduced a bill last week that would prohibit so-called crisis pregnancy centers from falsely advertising that they provide abortion services.

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Congressional Progressives to SEC: Publicize Pay Gap Between Workers and CEOs (Updated)

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could soon mandate that corporations make public the ever-growing pay gaps between executives and workers after a series of delays that have for years frustrated congressional progressives.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could soon mandate that corporations make public the ever-growing pay gaps between executives and workers after a series of delays that have for years frustrated congressional progressives.

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Pro-Choice for Christ

In a political landscape that seems destined to pit bibles against birth control for as long as the culture wars shall persist, the Religious Institute is just one of numerous organizations advocating for contraceptive access, abortion rights, and LGBTQ rights motivated by—and not despite—Christian faith.

In a political landscape that seems destined to pit bibles against birth control for as long as the culture wars shall persist, the Religious Institute is just one of numerous organizations advocating for contraceptive access, abortion rights, and LGBTQ rights motivated by—and not despite—Christian faith.

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Huckabee Open to the Idea of Using Federal Troops to Stop Legal Abortion

Huckabee's recent comments about abortion invoked the image of forcing women to give birth at gunpoint. But while other conservatives won't actually bring up the idea of violent force, their goal—forced childbirth—is exactly the same.

Huckabee’s recent comments about abortion invoked the image of forcing women to give birth at gunpoint. But while other conservatives won’t actually bring up the idea of violent force, their goal—forced childbirth—is exactly the same.

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Two-Thirds of California’s Uninsured Gain Coverage Through Obamacare

Prior to the coverage expansions created by the Affordable Care Act, California had the nation's largest population of uninsured non-elderly adults at nearly six million.

Prior to the coverage expansions created by the Affordable Care Act, California had the nation’s largest population of uninsured non-elderly adults at nearly six million.

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GOP Attempt to Defund Planned Parenthood Falls Flat in Senate

Democrats led the effort to filibuster a bill sponsored by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) that would have prohibited federal funds from going to Planned Parenthood, as well as made those funds “available” to other entities that provide women’s health services.

Democrats led the effort to filibuster a bill sponsored by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) that would have prohibited federal funds from going to Planned Parenthood, as well as made those funds “available” to other entities that provide women’s health services.

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Planned Parenthood Clinic Construction Site Vandalized in New Orleans

An unidentified person poured gasoline on a recently laid foundation and a security guard's car early Saturday morning at the construction site of the Planned Parenthood facility in New Orleans.

An unidentified person poured gasoline on a recently laid foundation and a security guard’s car early Saturday morning at the construction site of the Planned Parenthood facility in New Orleans.

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