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Scam videos try to destroy Planned Parenthood - again

An individual with ties to far-right video scammers has launched a new video attack on Planned Parenthood.


Flora Hommel, 87: life as a labor of love

Besides being the founder of the Childbirth Without Pain Education Association, her work touched on so many areas ... health, women, city politics, world politics.



Texans exhale as legislative session ends

In Texas, labor's victories consist not in getting legislation passed, but in stopping some of the worst of the worst.


Today in history: first AIDS cases reported in 1981

In its earliest phase, very little was known about transmission, and public anxiety grew, sometimes reaching hysterical proportions.


Today in history: World War I vets demand relief

During the Great Depression, the "Bonus Expeditionary Force," a group of World War I veterans seeking to cash in their veterans' bonus certificates, arrived in D.C.


Cuomo acts to protect exploited nail salon workers

Gov. Cuomo is creating a task force to investigate nail salons around New York, following a report of widespread exploitation.


Today in history: North Carolina’s Moral Monday launched in 2013

On this date in 2013, the first Moral Monday was held in Raleigh, the North Carolina state capital.


Today in history: A step forward for disability rights movement

On this date in 1990, exactly 25 years ago, a graphic designer named Dan Wilkins founded a firm called The Nth Degree.


Today in women's history: Social reformer Lillian Wald born in 1867

Founder of the Henry Street Settlement House in Lower Manhattan, Lillian Wald was born March 10, 1867, in Cincinnati to a family of German Jewish professionals.


Latest GOP challenge to Obamacare reaches Supreme Court

If the court majority rules for the four plaintiffs, over 9 million working Americans could lose access to affordable health insurance.

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