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Immigrants Hit Upload Glitch at HealthCare.gov SiteWASHINGTON (AP) — Like other HealthCare.gov customers, immigrants are relieved that the government’s health insurance website is working fairly well this year. They’re baffled, though, by what looks like an obvious lapse: There is no clear way to upload a copy of their green card, the government identification document that shows they are legal U.S. residents [...]
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Mo. Governor Names Ferguson Commission MembersST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Tuesday named 16 people to the new Ferguson Commission, an independent panel tasked with helping the St. Louis County suburb of Ferguson heal after the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Here is a look at the commission and its members: WHO ARE THEY?: More [...]
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Violence against women is a worldwide human rights violation. Being safe and living free from violence and discrimination are human rights. Yet, many women and girls across the globe are not safe. A 2013 study by the World Health Organization found that 35 percent of women worldwide have been sexually or physically assaulted; some countries [...]
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If We Love Kids so Much, Why Are 1 in 30 Homeless?SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The number of homeless children in the U.S. has surged in recent years to an all-time high, amounting to one child in every 30, according to a comprehensive state-by-state report that blames the nation’s high poverty rate, the lack of affordable housing and the impacts of pervasive domestic violence. Titled “America’s [...]
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What are the Grand Jury Issues in Michael Brown’s Death?ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri grand jury has been hearing evidence for months as it weighs whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 fatal shooting of Michael Brown, which was followed by sometimes violent protests. Some answers to common questions about the grand jury: ___ Q: What is the [...]
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‘My Sister’s Keeper’ Emerges as New Focus for White HouseWASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is focusing on improving the lives of girls and women of color, after months of complaints that they were left out of the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative for young men. White House aides on Wednesday released a report on the work it has done to help minority women and [...]
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U.S. is Returning to Segregation, Civil Rights Pioneer SaysNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges says America today looks a lot like the world she helped break apart 54 years ago: A nation with segregated schools and racial tension. “You almost feel like you’re back in the ’60s,” said Bridges, who is now 60 years old. “The conversation across the country, [...]
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Will Congress Block Idea to Protect 5M From Deportation?WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is poised to act soon to unveil a series of executive actions on immigration that will shield possibly around 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation, according to advocates in touch with the White House. The estimate includes extending deportation protections to parents and spouses of [...]
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Michael Brown’s Family Calls for Calm After Jury DecidesCLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys for the family of Michael Brown are urging restraint by both protesters and police once a grand jury decides whether the suburban St. Louis officer who shot him should face charges. Attorneys Anthony Gray and Benjamin Crump held a press conference Thursday outside the St. Louis County Justice Center, where [...]
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Chicago Residents to Leaders: Listen to the PeopleElection 2014 was just on Nov. 4, but working families, low-income individuals and grassroots activists in Chicago are not letting their ballots be the end of their democratic participation for the year. More than 800 people gathered on Nov. 11 to raise their collective voice so that political leaders will know, yet again, that neighborhood [...]
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