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Dorothy Height, godmother of civil rights movement

Dorothy Height is remembered as a pioneering voice of the civil rights movement whose life's work and activism stretched from the New Deal through the 2008 election of President Obama.

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Feminist pioneer Betty Millard dies at 98

Betty (Elizabeth Boynton) Millard, feminist, writer, photographer, political activist and philanthropist, born in 1911 under the presidency of William Howard Taft, died on March 6.

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Punishing pregnant women tops Utah state agenda

The Utah state legislature passed a bill recently that could make it illegal for a woman to have a miscarriage.

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Super Bowl ads stir controversy

Advocates for women's rights and gay and lesbian equality are slamming CBS for ads it will and won't air during Sunday's Super Bowl.

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Finding that work-family balance

I’m always a sucker for certain headlines at the grocery store check out line.

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Farmers vs. USDA in bias lawsuits

For farmers, when disaster strikes, they could go to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to get an emergency loan to save a crop or a herd of cattle.

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Thousands flock to Senate to stop Stupak Amendment

WASHINGTON - Women holding placards that read, "No wire hangers ever!" packed a U.S. Senate ballroom Dec. 2 to lobby in opposition to the anti-abortion Stupak-Pitts Amendment to the House-passed health care bill.

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Senate begins health reform debate, women plan protest

As the Senate opened debate on health reform, the women's equality movement scheduled a "Day of Action" on Capitol Hill for Wednesday Dec. 2.

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New mammogram guidelines: What’s a woman to do?

New guidelines have turned life upside down for women used to having a mammogram and breast examination every year starting at age 40, and doing monthly self-examinations.

Seeking time to plan for son, Army mother is arrested

For now, U.S. Army Specialist Alexis Hutchinson has not been forced to deploy to Afghanistan, leaving her 11-month-old son, Kamani, in foster care.

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