Texas "women power" blocks anti-abortion bill

AUSTIN, Texas - A severe anti-abortion bill went down to defeat June 25 thanks in part to a 10-hour filibuster by state Senator Wendy Davis of Fort Worth.


New Haven creates "jobs pipeline" to fight poverty, unemployment

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - A ribbon-cutting ceremony with Gov. Dannel Malloy and workers who are now employed through the new "jobs pipeline" program, marked the official opening of New Haven Works.


Texas executes 500th prisoner, Kimberly McCarthy (audio)

This week Texas reached a grim milestone when the state put to death a woman inmate as its 500th execution since 1976.


Student loan rates set to double as July 1 deadline looms

On July 1 interest rates for federally subsidized Stafford Loans will double for 7.4 million students unless Congress takes action.


U.S. Supreme Court won’t rehear California’s Prop. 8

"Millions of Californians will be able to marry the person they love - with all the rights and responsibilities that go along with it."


GOP makes repressive amendment to immigration bill

The amendment would prevent any of the immigrants legalized under S 744 from achieving permanent legal status until certain requirements are met.


Supreme Court rules same sex marriage ban unconstitutional

In a historic ruling for gay rights, the Supreme Court today struck down DOMA, a 1996 law blocking federal recognition of same-sex marriages.


Wisconsin Democrats’ strategy debate could ripple nationwide

The bottom line reality is how "this Republican state budget reeks from top to bottom."


Supreme Court guts Voting Rights Act

The Supreme Court today gutted the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 by a 5-to-4 decision. Before the ink even dried on today's landmark ruling its implications quickly became stunningly clear.


Today in labor history: The term robot is first used

On the June 25, 1921 premier, Czech author Karel Capek's introduced the term robot in his science fiction play R.U.R. in which robots organize and rebel against poor working conditions and low pay.

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