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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.


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.


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.


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.


“Healthy Florida” plan may expand Medicaid in Sunshine State

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


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.


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."


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.


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.


NNU leader: U.S. hospitals won’t protect workers vs. Ebola unless feds order it

The largest U.S. organization of nurses steps up the demand for tougher Ebola safety precautions in the nation's hospitals.

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