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Ferguson City Manager Resigns

Good riddance to the city manager of Ferguson who was cited in the DOJ’s report on Ferguson…
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Bill Clinton Campaigns for Iowa's Embattled Dem Senator Tom Harkin

Bill Clinton Campaigns for Iowa's Embattled Dem Senator Tom Harkin
Bill Clinton spoke at a steak fry in Iowa Tuesday to campaign for Senator Tom Harkin, and covered wide ground, from previous elections to Haiti to the Affordable Care Act. Always fantastic to see Clinton's famous charisma in action.
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Obama: Outlawing LGBT Discrimination 'on the Right Side of History'

Obama: Outlawing LGBT Discrimination 'on the Right Side of History'
President Obama signs an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Find video of his remarks on the flip.
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Law and Border: LA Ceases Detention of Undocumented Immigrants Without Court Order or Warrant

Law and Border: LA Ceases Detention of Undocumented Immigrants Without Court Order or Warrant
Citing constitutional concerns, the city of Los Angeles announced yesterday that they have put a halt to detaining undocumented immigrants for ICE without either a court order or and arrest warrant.
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Let's Eliminate Another Vestige of Gender Discrimination

Let's Eliminate Another Vestige of Gender Discrimination
Laws have been passed to eliminate discrimination based on gender affiliation, but New Jersey, through its county committee election rules, institutionalizes this injustice. It's time to eliminate the "male" and "female" designation in the selection and election of county committeepeople.
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Biden Calls on Congress to Pass ENDA, Says It's 'Close to Barbaric' to Discriminate Against LGBT Workers

Biden Calls on Congress to Pass ENDA, Says It's 'Close to Barbaric' to Discriminate Against LGBT Workers
Vice President Joe Biden called on Congress to pass a measure to outlaw workplace discrimination against gays, saying it's outrageous that the country is even debating the subject. Speaking to supporters of the gay advocacy group Human Rights Campaign, Biden said it's "close to barbaric" that in some states, employees can be fired because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
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Anti-Gay KS Bill Is Dead, But Battle Against 'Religious Freedom' Lives On

Anti-Gay KS Bill Is Dead, But Battle Against 'Religious Freedom' Lives On
An anti-gay marriage proposal that roiled Kansas politics is dead, the chairman of a state Senate committee assigned to review it said Tuesday. But the declaration from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Jeff King didn't appear likely to end the debate over providing legal protections for people and organizations refusing for religious reasons to provide goods and services to gay and lesbian couples.
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John Hanna
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Bill Allowing Religious Student Groups Access to State Money Postponed Indefinitely by CO Lawmakers

Bill Allowing Religious Student Groups Access to State Money Postponed Indefinitely by CO Lawmakers
State lawmakers have narrowly killed a bill that would have freed up state money to religious student groups – even those demonstrating prejudice in picking their leaders. The measure would have prevented universities from enforcing non-discrimination requirements for religious groups seeking state funding and other resources available to student organizations.
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Ruby Tuesday to Pay Half Million Dollar Fine Stemming from Age Discrimination Suit

Ruby Tuesday to Pay Half Million Dollar Fine Stemming from Age Discrimination Suit
Restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday will pay $575,000 to settle an age discrimination lawsuit filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The lawsuit claimed that five locations in Western Pennsylvania and Ohio discriminated against potential applicants over the age of 40.
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Communities Fined for Taking HUD Money Without Tackling Racial Disparity Issues

Communities Fined for Taking HUD Money Without Tackling Racial Disparity Issues
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is finally baring its teeth against communities that take HUD money but show no improvement toward lessening racial and economic disparity in housing.
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Nikole Hannah-Jones
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