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Planned Parenthood To Stop Taking Title X Funds Rather Than Comply With Abortion ‘Gag Rule’ Civil Rights
Planned Parenthood To Stop Taking Title X Funds Rather Than Comply With Abortion ‘Gag Rule’

WASHINGTON — Planned Parenthood said Monday it will withdraw from the federal Title X program that helps low-income people access contraception rather than comply with what it calls a new Trump administration “gag rule” that prohibits it from providing abortion... Read More

New York, Connecticut and Vermont Sue Trump Administration Over Public Charge Rule Immigration
New York, Connecticut and Vermont Sue Trump Administration Over Public Charge Rule
2019-08-20 18:48:09
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — New York State, Connecticut, Vermont and the City of New York sued the Trump administration Tuesday over its new Public Charge Rule, which aims to deny green cards and visas to immigrants that use or have used government... Read More

America’s Correctional System Is Broken; Epstein’s Death Not Surprising, Union Official Says Criminal Justice
America’s Correctional System Is Broken; Epstein’s Death Not Surprising, Union Official Says
2019-08-16 19:15:16
by HJ Mai

The apparent suicide of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein has not only derailed the pursuit of justice for his alleged victims, it also highlighted a slew of problems within America’s federal prison system.  In the aftermath of Epstein’s death on... Read More

Trump Proposal Would Allow Government Contractors To Fire LGBTQ On Religious Grounds, Critics Say Employment
Trump Proposal Would Allow Government Contractors To Fire LGBTQ On Religious Grounds, Critics Say

A new rule proposed by President Donald Trump’s administration would allow businesses that receive federal contracts to discriminate against LGBTQ individuals according to employers’ religious beliefs, critics say. According to the Department of Labor, the role of the proposal, which... Read More

Ohio State Lawmaker Wants to Use Seized Fentanyl in Executions State News
Ohio State Lawmaker Wants to Use Seized Fentanyl in Executions

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio lawmaker intends to introduce a bill to allow state prison officials to used seized fentanyl to execute prisoners residing on death row. In a Monday evening email to his colleagues, state Rep. Scott Wiggam, a... Read More

NC Governor Announces Gun Safety Measures, Calls For Action State News
NC Governor Announces Gun Safety Measures, Calls For Action

GREENSBORO, N.C. — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Monday that he signed an executive directive meant to strengthen background checks for gun buyers. Cooper said he signed the directive to his Cabinet agencies to “build on the work we... Read More

Lawmakers Propose ‘Red Flag’ Laws After Mass Shootings: Effect Remains Unclear Guns
Lawmakers Propose ‘Red Flag’ Laws After Mass Shootings: Effect Remains Unclear
2019-08-09 23:38:18
by HJ Mai

Lawmakers are facing increased public pressure to take action and stop the gun violence after two mass shootings in Texas and Ohio killed 31 people over the past weekend.  President Donald Trump and congressional members of both parties appear eager... Read More

Feds Investigating Border Surveillance Program That Targeted US Citizens Homeland Security
Feds Investigating Border Surveillance Program That Targeted US Citizens

SAN DIEGO — The Department of Homeland Security has launched an internal investigation into a covert surveillance program that targeted U.S. citizens engaged in humanitarian work in Tijuana, according to a letter released Thursday. Customs and Border Protection launched “Operation... Read More

Obama Urges Americans to Reject Leaders Who Thrive on 'Climate of Fear and Hatred' In The News
Obama Urges Americans to Reject Leaders Who Thrive on 'Climate of Fear and Hatred'
2019-08-05 21:41:27
by Dan McCue

Former President Barack Obama didn’t mention anyone by name Monday, but in a lengthy statement posted in response to two mass shootings over the weekend that left 32 people dead, he urged Americans to soundly reject “language coming out of... Read More

Democrats Skeptical Following Trump Response to Mass Shootings In The News
Democrats Skeptical Following Trump Response to Mass Shootings
2019-08-05 21:36:32
by Dan McCue

President Donald Trump addressed the nation Monday, two days after weekend shootings in Texas and Ohio left 32 dead, calling on Americans to condemn “racism, bigotry and white supremacy” in “one voice,” and vowing to seek a bipartisan response to... Read More

As El Paso Mourns Shooting Victims, Gun Massacre Strikes Dayton Guns
As El Paso Mourns Shooting Victims, Gun Massacre Strikes Dayton

EL PASO, Texas — The bodies still lay in the aisles of Walmart. Police officials in this border city had yet to release the 20 victims’ names, adding them to the long list of mass-shooting casualties in this gun-rich country.... Read More

Schumer Asks GOP to Cancel Vacation to Work On Gun Legislation Guns
Schumer Asks GOP to Cancel Vacation to Work On Gun Legislation

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is willing to forego his summer vacation to work on gun control legislation if freshly injured Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — injured Sunday during a fall in his Louisville, K.Y., home — will join... Read More

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