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Kansas Program to Drug Test Welfare Applicants Fails to Test Many Applicants

A Kansas program designed to test welfare applicants for drug use—supported by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, who is known for boasting over enrollment cuts to the state's program for low-income families—has resulted in only 20 drug tests in the four months since it began.

A Kansas program designed to test welfare applicants for drug use—supported by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, who is known for boasting over enrollment cuts to the state’s program for low-income families—has resulted in only 20 drug tests in the four months since it began.

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Chicago Votes to Raise the Minimum Wage to $13 an Hour

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The Chicago City Council on Tuesday approved a plan to raise the city’s minimum wage to $13 an hour by the middle of 2019. In Chicago and the rest of Illinois, the minimum wage stands at $8.25, a number similar to that of many other states in the country.

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Lawsuit: Colorado Business Fired Employee Who Asked to Pump Breast Milk at Work

A lawsuit filed in federal court claims a Colorado business fired an employee rather than accommodate her request to pump breast milk at work.

A lawsuit filed in federal court claims a Colorado business fired an employee rather than accommodate her request to pump breast milk at work.

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Gillibrand: Obama Could Act in New Push for Military Sexual Assault Bill

A bipartisan group of senators said Gillibrand's bill is the best way to protect military sexual assault victims—and that the president could convince Congress of this "overnight."

A bipartisan group of senators said Gillibrand’s bill is the best way to protect military sexual assault victims—and that the president could convince Congress of this “overnight.”

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Kansas Republicans Block Investigation Into State’s Medicaid Program

Kansas Republicans blocked a proposal to create a special panel to investigate possible ethics violations in the operation of KanCare, the state's $3 billion privatized Medicaid program.

Kansas Republicans blocked a proposal to create a special panel to investigate possible ethics violations in the operation of KanCare, the state’s $3 billion privatized Medicaid program.

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Bomb Threats, Rap Lyrics, and Teen Chatrooms: When Is Online Speech a ‘True Threat’?

On Monday the Supreme Court struggled with when, and if, threatening statements made online should be constitutionally protected.

On Monday, the Supreme Court struggled with when, and if, threatening statements made online should be constitutionally protected. But it may not be possible to find a middle ground.

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Wyoming Becomes Latest GOP-Led State to Push Medicaid Expansion

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Health officials in Wyoming last week released a report urging the state to expand Medicaid coverage, adding to the list of Republican-led states advocating for the program’s expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

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Alabama Anti-Choicers Want to Regulate Abortion Clinics Like Sex Predators

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Alabama anti-choicers are at it again, and this time they’re implying that abortion clinics are somehow a danger to children in the way sexual predators are. But the only way that could work is by magic.

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Schumer: Democrats Must ‘Embrace Government’ to Win in 2016

The Senate’s third-ranking Democrat said the middle class “knows in its gut” that only a “strong and active government” can stop the economic bleeding that has caused median incomes to drop $3,600 since President Bush first took office in 2001.

The Senate’s third-ranking Democrat said the middle class “knows in its gut” that only a “strong and active government” can stop the economic bleeding that has caused median incomes to drop $3,600 since President Bush first took office in 2001.

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GOP Take Note: Latinos Support Obama’s Immigration Action, Poll Finds

Even though many immigration advocates wanted Obama's executive order to do more, a new poll finds that an overwhelming majority of Latino voters support the president's decision to take action.

Even though many immigration advocates wanted Obama’s executive order to do more, a new poll finds that an overwhelming majority of Latino voters support the president’s decision to take action.

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