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Federal Court: Seattle Wage Hike Will Stand

The 43-page ruling rejects every constitutional challenge brought against Seattle's $15 an hour minimum wage law.

The 43-page ruling rejects every constitutional challenge brought against Seattle’s $15 an hour minimum wage law.

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McDonald’s Employees Allege Unsafe Working Conditions in At Least 19 Cities

McDonald's officials dismissed the employees' claims, which include stories about workers sustaining burns on the job, as a public relations strategy orchestrated by activists hoping to damage the corporation's brand.

McDonald’s officials dismissed the employees’ claims, which include stories about workers sustaining burns on the job, as a public relations strategy orchestrated by activists hoping to damage the corporation’s brand.

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Why It Might Not Be a Bad Thing if the Senate’s Human Trafficking Bill Dies (Updated)

Anti-choice legislators are notorious for writing abortion bans with medically inaccurate language about gestational age.

Some advocates don’t think the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act is worth trying to save in the first place. At best, they say, the JVTA has a few useful provisions and might give some more money to victims and services. At worst, it could make life more difficult for the vulnerable populations that the bill seeks to protect.

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Iowa Supreme Court Considers State Constitutional Right to Abortion

During oral arguments in a case challenging the state's telemedicine abortion ban, Iowa Solicitor General Jeffery Thompson said he would not object to a ruling protecting abortion rights in the Iowa Constitution.

During oral arguments in a case challenging the state’s telemedicine abortion ban, Iowa Solicitor General Jeffery Thompson said he would not object to a ruling protecting abortion rights in the Iowa Constitution.

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

Less than half of states got a B or higher, and the highest grade any state got was an A-minus.

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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