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The Austin Police Department Needs an Attitude Adjustment, Stat

The Austin police chief's response to two officers that cracked rape jokes—implying that "their heart[s] were in the right place"—is just the latest demonstration of a department culture that appears to be uninterested in addressing the needs of the city's most marginalized citizens.

The Austin police chief’s response to two officers that cracked rape jokes—implying that “their heart[s] were in the right place”—is just the latest demonstration of a department culture that appears to be uninterested in addressing the needs of the city’s most marginalized citizens.

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Mississippi’s Anti-Choice Admitting Privileges Law Dealt Another Blow

Mississippi's admitting privileges law will remain blocked after the full panel of 15 judges on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals refuses to hear the case again.

Mississippi’s admitting privileges law will remain blocked after the full panel of 15 judges on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals refuses to hear the case again.

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GOP-Led Government Shutdown Over Immigration Could Be ‘Impossible’

The House Appropriations Committee said Thursday that it would be "impossible" to defund the immigration order, as some GOP legislators compared Obama to a murderous tyrant.

The House Appropriations Committee said Thursday that it would be “impossible” to defund the immigration order, as some GOP legislators compared Obama to a murderous tyrant.

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House GOP Picks All Men for New Committee Chairs

Although there are more women in Congress than ever before in history, House Republicans filled every one of their open committee chair spots with men.

Although there are more women in Congress than ever before in history, House Republicans filled every one of their open committee chair spots with men.

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Elizabeth Warren, Workers Take Aim at ‘Walmart Economy’

When Sen. Warren and Rep. George Miller invited Walmart workers to brief Congress on Tuesday about the retail giant’s abusive practices, the conversation was about more than just Walmart.

When Sen. Warren and Rep. George Miller invited Walmart workers to brief Congress on Tuesday about the retail giant’s abusive practices, the conversation was about more than just Walmart.

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Senate Takes Small Step to Improve Child Care for Low-Income Families

children at daycare

The bipartisan reauthorization of the Child Care and Development Block Grant program will make overdue improvements to a key child-care subsidy program—but it may not do much to ease the crisis of child care affordability in the United States.

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Holiday Retail Jobs: Great for Sales, Tough on Workers (Updated)

The holiday rush, expected to be a boon, exacerbates not so rosy conditions facing the majority of the nation’s 7.8 million retail sales workers and cashiers year-round.

The holiday rush, expected to be a boon, exacerbates not so rosy conditions facing the majority of the nation’s 7.8 million retail sales workers and cashiers year-round.

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Two Lawsuits Represent First Wave of Fresh Attacks on Affirmative Action

The lawsuits argue race-based admissions policies at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina improperly discriminate against whites and Asian Americans.

The lawsuits argue race-based admissions policies at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina improperly discriminate against whites and Asian Americans.

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For Parents of Children With Down Syndrome, ‘Abortion vs. Hardship’ Is a False Binary

What if, instead of leaving families isolated and struggling, we identify ways to build a robustly inclusive and caring society? What if we fight to expand access to support for all parents? We can break these dualistic fallacies apart.

What if, instead of leaving families isolated and struggling, we identify ways to build a robustly inclusive and caring society? What if we fight to expand access to support for all parents? We can break these dualistic fallacies apart.

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Advancing Reproductive Justice for Black Women and Women of Color in Cleveland

Recent efforts by reproductive justice organizations in Cleveland, including New Voices Cleveland, show that women will not stand idly by and watch their rights be taken away or have others—be it mainstream media outlets, anti-choice organizations, or anti-woman politicians—dictate their health and safety needs through racist billboard campaigns.

Recent efforts by reproductive justice organizations in Cleveland, including New Voices Cleveland, show that women will not stand idly by and watch their rights be taken away or have others—be it mainstream media outlets, anti-choice organizations, or anti-woman politicians—dictate their health and safety needs through racist billboard campaigns.

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