March

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Today in women's history: Abigail Adams attacked sexism, "fomented rebellion"

On March 31, 1776, Abigail Adams urged the Continental Congress and her husband, John Adams, to consider women's rights.

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Unions hail NLRB official's ruling that college athletes can unionize

It would be a landmark victory for college athletes, whose scholarships are now awarded at the whim of their institutions and who have little or no protection against on-the-job injuries.

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Scores arrested in Albany budget protest

The chants of advocates for affordable housing, the Dream Act, anti-fracking and more echoed throughout the Albany Capitol as protesters packed the staircase and halls leading to Governor Cuomo's office.

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Today in Women's history: Birth of Effa Manley, baseball hall of famer

Effa Louise Manley co-owned the Newark Eagles baseball franchise in the Negro leagues with her husband Abe Manley. Her influence extended beyond baseball; she was active in the civil rights movement and a social activist.

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Panel: Immigrants’ advocates should step up efforts in the states

Immigrants' advocates should step up efforts in the states, regardless of the fate of comprehensive immigration reform in D.C., a panel discussing the issue says.

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Racial discrimination leads to increased deaths of black women from breast cancer

Although breast cancer survival rates increased overall between 1990 and 2010, white women benefited far more than did black women.

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New Mexican miners commemorate "Salt of the Earth"

"Where is Anita Torrez?" growled the sheriff's deputy at the young pregnant woman sitting at a table stuffing envelopes inside the union hall's doorway.

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Today in women's history: Civil rights leader and suffragist Ida B. Wells died

Wells was an outstanding civil rights activist and journalist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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"America Needs A Raise" bus rolls into Maine

A Center for American Progress report found that raising the minimum wage will not only benefit workers and the local economy, but also will reduce taxpayer costs.

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Cuban Americans talk about normalizing Cuba relations

In a city known for its hostility toward Cuba's socialist government, Cuban Americans met March 15 to talk about normalizing U.S. relations with the island. It was a noteworthy development.

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