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Carolyn Maloney Leads Charge for National Women’s History Museum

Carolyn Maloney Leads Charge for National Women’s History Museum

Maloney has been working to establish the museum for nearly 20 years, first introducing a bill in 1997.
Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Affirmative Action Ban

Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Affirmative Action Ban

The Supreme Court yesterday upheld a Michigan state constitutional ban on affirmative action for women and minorities in public education, employment, and contracting.
US Ranks 16th in 2014 Social Progress Index

US Ranks 16th in 2014 Social Progress Index

The United States ranked particularly low in health and wellness, coming in at 70th place, and ecosystem sustainability, 69th place. In the category of access to basic knowledge, the US ranked 39th.
10-Year Old Girl Banned from Boys Basketball Team Will Now Play

10-Year Old Girl Banned from Boys Basketball Team Will Now Play

Last week, the New Mexico Select Youth Sport Club told Coach Frey that Jaelyn could not play with her team in the upcoming Southwest Salsa Slam basketball tournament - because she's a girl.
Report Details Dangerous Impacts of Climate Change

Report Details Dangerous Impacts of Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report last week detailing the risks people will face around the world as climate change worsens.
Senate Votes to Reauthorize Child Care Bill

Senate Votes to Reauthorize Child Care Bill

The Senate voted 96-2 last week to pass the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 (CCDBG), a federal grant program that provides child care assistance to families and funding for child care initiatives.
Marissa Alexander Now Faces Up To 60 Years in Prison

Marissa Alexander Now Faces Up To 60 Years in Prison

Alexander's initial sentence reflected three 20-year sentences served concurrently, but Florida state prosecutor Angela Corey will now seek to sentence Alexander to consecutive sentences totaling 60 years in prison.
Massachusetts Governor Issues Emergency Regulations Banning Shackling of Pregnant Inmates

Massachusetts Governor Issues Emergency Regulations Banning Shackling of Pregnant Inmates

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed emergency regulations last week banning the shackling of incarcerated pregnant women.
Chicago Archdiocese Documents Reveal Extensive Sexual Abuse Cover-Up

Chicago Archdiocese Documents Reveal Extensive Sexual Abuse Cover-Up

The documents show the lengths taken to protect priests, with complete disregard for the safety and well-being of abused children or those at risk.
Senate Confirms Two Women To DC Circuit Court

Senate Confirms Two Women To DC Circuit Court

The US Senate confirmed Patricia Millett and Nina Pillard to the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit this week, making this the first time the court has had five active female judges.