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America Takes the Gay Out of Marriage

America Takes the Gay Out of Marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide as a divided Supreme Court handed a crowning victory to the gay rights movement, setting off a jubilant cascade of long-delayed weddings in states where they had been forbidden. “No longer may this liberty be denied,” said Justice Anthony Kennedy. The vote was narrow [...]
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — State money for services from child care to road construction could stop in Illinois starting on Wednesday after Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed most of the Democratic Legislature’s budget plan, a move that follows weeks of vitriolic exchanges in a state new to divided government. A day after signing into law [...]
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Working Families Win Major Obamacare Subsidy VictoryWASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sent a clear message Thursday that President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is here to stay, rejecting a major challenge that would have imperiled the landmark law and health insurance for millions of Americans. Whether you call it the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, or in the words of a [...]
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In this Equal Voice News special report, meet Christal Boutte, who is among 3.5 million U.S. home caregivers. She is helping four people in the Seattle area lead dignified lives in their own homes.
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The Movement to End Caging Kids in Prisons GrowsFor years, researchers have documented the devastating impact solitary confinement has on the developing mind. More than half of suicides in juvenile facilities occur in solitary confinement, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. (Paradoxically, many institutions use solitary confinement as a responseto expressions of suicidal feelings). But even as study after study has revealed [...]
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Audio Report: Will Baltimore Public Housing Idea Work?The frustrations that have convulsed Baltimore this spring have roots in police practices, yes – but also much deeper roots, roots that stretch back over a century, in a history of various government policies that made racial segregation official. Audio Report: Baltimore Public Housing Your browser does not support the audio element. Take public housing, [...]
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Immigration Reform Analysis: The Next Legal Steps?WASHINGTON, DC – The decision by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, announced on Tuesday, which sustained the injunction against the implementation of President Obama’s executive actions was disappointing but also expected. The obvious implication is that the millions of undocumented immigrants who stand to benefit from the expansion of the [...]
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Acciones Ejecutivas: ¿Qué sigue?WASHINGTON, DC – El fallo del Quinto Circuito de Apelaciones en Nueva Orleáns, emitido el martes, que sostuvo el bloqueo a la implementación de las acciones ejecutivas migratorias giradas en 2014 por el presidente Barack Obama, fue adverso pero ya se anticipaba. Implica obviamente que los millones de indocumentados que se pueden beneficiar de la [...]
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Los Angeles Becomes Largest City to Back $15 Hourly WageMore than 600,000 people in the Los Angeles workforce will benefit from the city’s new $15 per hour minimum wage, which the City Council initially approved on May 19, according to the National Employment Law Project (NELP), a research and advocacy group that supports the decision. The 14-1 vote instructs the city attorney to prepare [...]
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How Data Can Stop Police ViolenceNot long after the August 2014 fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Samuel Sinyangwe was watching the television coverage. Talking heads filled the screen, some saying police target Black people, while others said this was untrue. Sinyangwe, a data scientist who works at PolicyLink, noticed that no one seemed to have any hard numbers [...]
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