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Federal Court Strikes Down Austin CPC Ordinance

Federal Court Strikes Down Austin CPC Ordinance

A U.S. District Judge ruled that Austin's crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) don't have to post signage acknowledging they don't give any form of medical care.
June 16, 1937: Eleanor Roosevelt Confident That One Day A Woman Will Be President

June 16, 1937: Eleanor Roosevelt Confident That One Day A Woman Will Be President

One day a woman will be elected President! That's the assurance of the woman who currently lives in the White House, Eleanor Roosevelt.
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.
President Obama Nominates Janet Yellen to Lead Federal Reserve

President Obama Nominates Janet Yellen to Lead Federal Reserve

Yellen signaled that if confirmed, she would focus on strengthening the economy by focusing on jobs and controlling inflation.
Afghan Youth Celebrated in Bamyan

Afghan Youth Celebrated in Bamyan

In Afghanistan, two-thirds of the estimated population of 27 million are young people.
Over 400 Garment Workers Fall Ill in Bangladesh

Over 400 Garment Workers Fall Ill in Bangladesh

Workers at the Starlight Sweater company began to experience stomach cramps and vomiting two hours into their shifts on Wednesday.
Virginia Approves TRAP Laws

Virginia Approves TRAP Laws

The Virginia Board of Health, in a vote of 11 to 2 gave final approval to new regulations on abortion clinics. Opponents of the laws claim that these new regulations will force most of Virginia’s 20 abortion clinics to close. During the hearings, the board listened to arguments from roughly 30 people on either side...
Obama Nominates First Woman to Head Secret Service

Obama Nominates First Woman to Head Secret Service

Yesterday, President Obama announced that he will appoint Julia Pierson to direct the Secret Service. Pierson will be the first woman to lead the Secret Service in United States history. President Obama in a statement, described Pierson, “Julia is eminently qualified to lead the agency that not only safeguards Americans at major events and secures...
Ryan Budget Attacks Affordable Care Act, Medicare, And Domestic Programs

Ryan Budget Attacks Affordable Care Act, Medicare, And Domestic Programs

Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI), Chair of the House Budget Committee, released a 2013 budget yesterday that attacks multiple advances made since President Obama first took office in 2009. The Ryan budget would repeal the 2010 Affordable Care Act, which prohibits insurance companies from classifying being a woman as a pre-existing medical condition and eliminated co-pays...
Bill to Repeal Death Penalty Passes MD Senate Committee

Bill to Repeal Death Penalty Passes MD Senate Committee

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s bill to abolish the death penalty has passed in the state Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on a 6 to 5 vote. The bill will now move to the Senate floor, where it is expected to pass. Twenty-six of the Maryland Senate’s forty-seven members have pledged to support the bill. Senator Brian...