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GOP anti-abortion fervor hits fever pitch

Between last November and the end of March, Republicans proposed 916 measures in 49 state legislatures setting curbs on  reproductive rights and health access. So much for "Jobs, jobs, jobs."

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Bridges brothers honor Hollywood "Red" Betty Garrett

Actor Jeff Bridges was among those who eulogized actress Betty Garrett in an April 6 memorial service attended by hundreds of entertainment community members.

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“Missionaries” and Planned Parenthood spar on campus

Students at the University of Southern Mississippi were assailed with graphic images last Monday by a pro-life group that styles itself "Missionaries for the Pre-Born."

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Rally at Supreme Court backs women Wal-Mart workers

Women's rights advocates gathered for a Stand with the Women of Wal-Mart rally outside the Supreme Court this morning, as the court heard arguments in what could be the largest class-action civil rights suit in U.S. history.

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Maine’s governor assaults the dignity of working people

Having been raised in Maine, son of a lineman and a mother and stepmother who were state workers,  I am infuriated that the Republican governor there has ordered the removal of  mural that depicts the role of Maine working people.

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Rally marks first birthday for Obama health care law

Chicago-area residents celebrated the one year anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act by President Obama, March 23,  with stories of how the law helped them obtain affordable and quality health care.

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Attacks on public workers put women in bulls’-eye

Women are calling Republican budget cuts and attacks on public employees a double-barreled "war on women."

Women take lead in fight for jobs

Women's rights activists note that, while the jobs crisis is harming all sectors of society, women and girls are being hit especially hard. Despite recent recovery efforts the unemployment rate among women has increased.

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Missouri Republicans work to dismantle non-discrimination act

A video put together by the Missouri Employee and Human Rights Coalition provides compelling testimony about the importance of protecting the state's non-discrimination law.

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Help wanted: no jobless need apply

Unemployment has hovered at 10 percent for months, yet employers are refusing to hire the jobless.

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