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Cuomo acts to protect exploited nail salon workers

Gov. Cuomo is creating a task force to investigate nail salons around New York, following a report of widespread exploitation.

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Today in history: North Carolina’s Moral Monday launched in 2013

On this date in 2013, the first Moral Monday was held in Raleigh, the North Carolina state capital.

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Today in history: A step forward for disability rights movement

On this date in 1990, exactly 25 years ago, a graphic designer named Dan Wilkins founded a firm called The Nth Degree.

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Today in women's history: Social reformer Lillian Wald born in 1867

Founder of the Henry Street Settlement House in Lower Manhattan, Lillian Wald was born March 10, 1867, in Cincinnati to a family of German Jewish professionals.

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Latest GOP challenge to Obamacare reaches Supreme Court

If the court majority rules for the four plaintiffs, over 9 million working Americans could lose access to affordable health insurance.

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“Healthy Florida” plan may expand Medicaid in Sunshine State

Scott's support for expansion is very carefully limited, however.

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Calif. legislature will consider health coverage for undocumented

A bill to extend health coverage to all Californians regardless of their immigration status will be among items California's new legislature will consider.

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Coalition demands Senate keep country-of-origin label law

"COOL has been embraced by consumers who want to know where their food comes from and by family farmers who are proud to provide that information."

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Keystone XL heads to Senate for vote

Many activists fighting against Keystone are expecting - or hoping - that if the bill does get its 60 votes, Obama will simply veto it anyway.

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SCOTUS to rule on whether retirees can get health benefits for life

Can retirees get lifetime health care benefits under a union contract?  That question hit the U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 10.

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