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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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Missouri Lies About Lethal Injection, Still Puts a Man to Death

Missouri Lies About Lethal Injection, Still Puts a Man to Death
We know almost nothing about how Earl Ringo Jr. was executed in the early hours of the morning by the State of Missouri. Missouri deliberately hid crucial facts about its lethal injection drugs and their administration, blocking the public from understanding how capital punishment is carried out in our name.
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Finally, A Bit of Justice for the Central Park Five. 41 Million Bits, to Be Precise

Finally, A Bit of Justice for the Central Park Five. 41 Million Bits, to Be Precise
Jailed for between six and 13 years, justice was a long time coming for the Central Park five. After 12 years of waiting, a judge finally signed off on a $41 million settlement for the wronged New Yorkers.
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The NFL’s Domestic Violence Policy Is Dangerous

The NFL’s Domestic Violence Policy Is Dangerous
Several things worry me about this new policy. For one, it puts the NFL in the role of self-policing, an approach that has proven to be a huge failure with regard to sexual assault and rape at universities and one that makes me deeply uncomfortable, given the NFL’s institutional imperative for good publicity and self-preservation.
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With War on Drugs a Failure, World Leaders Call for Decriminalization

With War on Drugs a Failure, World Leaders Call for Decriminalization
In the face of a failed War on Drugs, a global commission composed mostly of former world leaders recommended on Tuesday that governments decriminalize and regulate the use of currently illicit drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, and psychedelics.
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Bernie Sanders to Introduce Bill Calling for a Progressive Estate Tax

Bernie Sanders to Introduce Bill Calling for a Progressive Estate Tax
The founders of our country declared their independence from what they viewed as a tyrannical aristocracy in England. More than two centuries later, today's tyrannical aristocracy is no longer a foreign power. It's an American billionaire class which has unprecedented economic and political influence over all of our lives.
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Pennsylvania Woman Goes to Prison for Ordering Abortion Pills Online for Daughter

Pennsylvania Woman Goes to Prison for Ordering Abortion Pills Online for Daughter
A Pennsylvania mother has been sentenced to serve 12 to 18 months in prison for ordering abortion-inducing medication online to help her daughter terminate a pregnancy.
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Police Have a Big Hispanic Problem, and It's Only Getting Worse

Police Have a Big Hispanic Problem, and It's Only Getting Worse
The killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old by an officer in a nearly all-white police department in suburban St. Louis refocused the country on the racial balance between police forces and the communities they protect.
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Shocker! Scalia's Poster Boy for Death Penalty Ruled Innocent, Set Free

Shocker! Scalia's Poster Boy for Death Penalty Ruled Innocent, Set Free
In a glorious comeuppance for Antonin Scalia (which is always a great thing – EXCEPT FOR THE FACT TWO INNOCENT MEN SPENT 30 YEARS IN JAIL), his poster boys for the death penalty turn out to have been wrongly convicted.
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He Removed One Letter on His Resume, and Suddenly He Started Hearing from Companies

He Removed One Letter on His Resume, and Suddenly He Started Hearing from Companies
That old nursery rhyme we learned as children isn’t quite true anymore. Sticks and stones may break your bones, but your name can hurt your chances of getting a job.
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