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Study: Women’s Economic Status Lags in Half of States

The most striking finding from a new study is that in the ten years since this data was last collected, women’s economic status has gotten worse or stayed the same in almost half of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The most striking finding from a new study is that in the ten years since this data was last collected, women’s economic status has gotten worse or stayed the same in almost half of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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New York Restaurant Workers Face Lower Tips, Still Not Enough Wages

New York tipped workers will soon see a substantial wage increase, but the increase is not nearly enough to raise more workers out of poverty, to compensate their labor fairly, and to reduce the pressure to tolerate hostile work environments or else lose out on tips.

New York tipped workers will soon see a substantial wage increase, but the increase is not nearly enough to raise more workers out of poverty, to compensate their labor fairly, and to reduce the pressure to tolerate hostile work environments or else lose out on tips.

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Remembering Trailblazing Abortion Provider Mildred ‘Millie’ Hanson

Dr. Hanson, who died last week at the age of 91.

Dr. Hanson, who died last week at the age of 91, was outspoken and politically involved, unafraid of the prospect that her views might alienate anyone as she fiercely defended abortion rights and supported pro-choice legislators.

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Pro-Choice Win: Federal Court Upholds Pittsburgh Buffer Zone

A federal court in Pennsylvania was the first to uphold an abortion clinic buffer zone ordinance since the Supreme Court called into question the constitutionality of similar laws last summer.

A federal court in Pennsylvania was the first to uphold an abortion clinic buffer zone ordinance since the Supreme Court called into question the constitutionality of similar laws last summer.

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Supreme Court Revives Notre Dame’s Challenge to Obamacare Birth Control Benefit

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday granted a request by the University of Notre Dame, directing that a federal appeals court take another look at its decision to order the university to comply with the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday granted a request by the University of Notre Dame, directing that a federal appeals court take another look at its decision to order the university to comply with the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act.

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How Many Trips to the Supreme Court Will Obamacare Take?

Early signs point to another Obama administration victory before the Roberts Court on health-care reform. Will it be the last time the law appears before the Court?

Early signs point to another Obama administration victory before the Roberts Court on health-care reform. Will it be the last time the law appears before the Court?

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Alabama Supreme Court Orders End to Marriage Licenses for Same-Sex Couples

Tuesday night's ruling calls on probate judges across the state to ignore a federal court order and stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Tuesday night’s ruling calls on probate judges across the state to ignore a federal court order and stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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Making It More Affordable to Raise a Baby Won’t Make Abortion Demand Obsolete

Can the abortion rate be reduced by making it more affordable to have a baby? New data from the Brookings Institution suggests that answer is no, and women have abortions for more complex reasons than simply being too poor to parent.

Can the abortion rate be reduced by improving social services? New data from the Brookings Institution suggests that answer is no, which makes sense: Women have abortions for more complex reasons than simply being too poor to parent.

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The Fate of the Affordable Care Act Rests in John Roberts’ Hands—Again

Challengers get their second shot Wednesday to try and gut Obama's historic health-care reform law. Will the chief justice stand in their way again?

Challengers get their second shot Wednesday to try and gut Obama’s historic health-care reform law. Will the chief justice stand in their way again?

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Can Abercrombie’s ‘Look Policy’ Accommodate a Religious Headscarf?

So far, employers have had a good run before the Roberts Court, thanks in large part to Justice Samuel Alito, who has emerged as the architect and conservative standard-bearer for defending the interests of employers in employment claims.

That’s the question before the Roberts Court in a case that pits the religious rights of employees against the duty of an employer to accommodate them.

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