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Despite Protests, TX Passes Tough New Abortion Restrictions

Despite Protests, TX Passes Tough New Abortion Restrictions
Republicans used their majority to cut short debate and give preliminary approval early Monday to some of the toughest abortion restrictions in the country as time was running out on the Texas Legislature's special session.
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14 Inspiring African-American Women Fighters For Civil Rights and Gender Equality

14 Inspiring African-American Women Fighters For Civil Rights and Gender Equality
In honor of Black History Month, we've put together a list of just a few of the countless African-American women who have led the struggle for civil rights and gender equality.
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11 Year Old Muslim Sends Obama a Valentine: "We Are Good People"

“'Please tell everyone that we are good people & we are just like everyone else'" —Obama reading a Valentine from Sabrina, 11, who is Muslim
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CO Father & Son Nevilles Introduce Controversial Parents' Bill of Rights to Senate

CO Father & Son Nevilles Introduce Controversial Parents' Bill of Rights to Senate
Their proposals include a law that would allow Coloradans to carry concealed weapons in schools and one that would ratchet up permitting codes on women's health clinics in an effort to close facilities and limit access to abortion services.
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Voter ID Policies Maintain the Power of the Few and Promote Iniquity

Voter ID Policies Maintain the Power of the Few and Promote Iniquity
Voter ID Maintains The Power Of The Few
ISAIAH assembled 40+ clergy leaders to call for just policies that promote racial and economic equity.
Rev. Paul Slack, pastor at New Creation Church, Mi
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Lawmaker on Body Cams: "If We Don't Trust the Police...We Have a Deeper Problem"

Lawmaker on Body Cams: "If We Don't Trust the Police...We Have a Deeper Problem"
Lawmaker On Body Cams: "If We Don't Trust The Police...We Have A Deeper Problem" - Minnesota Rep Joe McDonald (R-Delano) is a supporter of the bill introduced by Rep Tony Cornish (R-Vernon Center) - video of his remarks.
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U.S. Acknowledges Conviction of David Hicks, Guantanamo Detainee, Should Not Stand

U.S. Acknowledges Conviction of David Hicks, Guantanamo Detainee, Should Not Stand
The United States has acknowledged that the conviction of an Australian man held for nearly six years in Guantanamo Bay was not legally valid.
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Sounding Forth the Trumpet That Shall Never Call Retreat

Sounding Forth the Trumpet That Shall Never Call Retreat
I have a dream that our country will soon bring an end to institutional racism, racial profiling, police brutality, poverty and senseless wars. I have a dream that our country will, free at last, embrace equality and dignity for all people.)
The annual Oklahoma City parade honoring and celebrating the life of the great civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. will begin at 2 p.m. today.
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Corporate Whistleblowers In The Crosshairs

Corporate Whistleblowers In The Crosshairs
As corporate conduct reaches new lows, whistleblowers are playing a more and more important role in exposing corporate crimes. But corporations are fighting back hard, and retaliation against whistleblowers is now at an all time high.
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Udall Could and Should Still Release the Full Torture Report

Udall Could and Should Still Release the Full Torture Report
Mark Udall, the outgoing Democratic senator from Colorado, may be a lame duck, leaving office in less than a week. But his most important work in the Senate may still be before him. For the week he remains in office, he still sits on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. He worked on that committee’s epic, 6,700-page, still-secret report, the “Committee Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program,” otherwise known as the torture report. The intelligence committee has recently released a heavily redacted declassified executive summary of
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