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Why Can't Women Get Elected in IA?

Why Can't Women Get Elected in IA?
It was among the first states to legalize gay marriage and served as the 2008 campaign liftoff site for the first black president, but in other arenas Iowa isn't quite so progressive - it's also one of just two states to never elect a woman governor or member of Congress.
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MS Court Blocks Execution Following Rejected DNA Tests and FBI’s Admission of Error

MS Court Blocks Execution Following Rejected DNA Tests and FBI’s Admission of Error
The Mississippi Supreme Court has indefinitely delayed Tuesday's scheduled execution of Willie Jerome Manning amid questions involving evidence in the case, intervening hours before he was set to die for the slayings of two college students.
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MI Supreme Court Upholds Partner Benefit Rights for Unmarried State Workers

MI Supreme Court Upholds Partner Benefit Rights for Unmarried State Workers
State employees in Michigan can continue to receive health benefits for their significant others, even if they’re not married, and even if they’re gay.
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Plan B One-Step...In the Wrong Direction? Women's Rights Groups Say Yes

Plan B One-Step...In the Wrong Direction? Women's Rights Groups Say Yes
The Obama administration's decision to appeal a court order lifting age limits on purchasers of the morning-after pill set off a storm of criticism from reproductive rights groups, who denounced it as politically motivated and a step backward for women's health.
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It's the Conservative Media That Hasn't Covered the Gosnell Murder Trial

It's the Conservative Media That Hasn't Covered the Gosnell Murder Trial
Gosnell is a classic back-alley practitioner, the kind of quack who thrived prior to Roe v. Wade — and would again if the bad old days ever returned. Gosnell is actually an advertisement for why early abortions should remain legal, with government oversight to keep them safe.
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Obama 'Couldn't Be Prouder' of Gay Basketball Player Jason Collins

President Obama said Tuesday in a news conference that he spoke with Jason Collins Monday and told him he "couldn't be prouder" of the NBA basketball player.
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PA Legislator: We Swear an Oath to the Constitution, Not the Bible

PA Legislator: We Swear an Oath to the Constitution, Not the Bible
On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives became the latest Republican-controlled legislature to pass a bill that would prohibit state insurance plans set up by the Affordable Care Act to cover abortion.
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France Legalizes Gay Marriage, Still Outlawed in US

France Legalizes Gay Marriage, Still Outlawed in US
France is the 14th country to legalize gay marriage nationwide —and the most populous. Nine states and the District of Columbia in the U.S. also recognize such marriages, but the federal government does not.
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RI Republican Senate Caucus Supports Marriage Equality

RI Republican Senate Caucus Supports Marriage Equality
On Tuesday all five Republicans in the Rhode Island Senate announced their support for S38, the marriage bill to end the statewide exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage, and their intention to vote for it on the floor.
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The Choice Between Life-Saving Abortion Care and Prison

The Choice Between Life-Saving Abortion Care and Prison
What would you do if you had to choose between a life-saving abortion and prison?
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