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Senate rejects bill to discourage “sanctuary cities”

Democrats and one Republican yesterday blocked a bill that would have cut some federal funding from jurisdictions that have "sanctuary city" laws.

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Calif. governor signs law providing health care for undocumented kids

Among hundreds of bills signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown were several providing new protections for immigrants and against racial profiling.

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California governor signs doctor-assisted death bill for terminal patients

California will now join Oregon, Washington, Vermont, and Montana in allowing physicians to prescribe lethal medications to terminally ill patients.

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Right-wing scheme to shut down government may flop

Although right-wing Republicans are still scheming to shut down the federal government, at the moment their efforts seem to be faltering.

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Illinois residents suffering from Rauner’s budget standoff

The budget standoff between right-wing Gov. Rauner and the pro-worker Democratic-run state legislature continues with no sign of an end.

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Today in history: LBJ’s “Great Society” is launched

On this date in 1964, a nearly $1 billion anti-poverty measure was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Bill would restore voting protections in time for 2016 election

The bill, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, would ensure that voting rights are protected in the 2016 presidential election.

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Voting Rights Act turns 50 - is it on agenda for GOP debate?

With voting rights under fire, GOP candidates have an opportunity to address the need to fix one of the nation's most important statutes.

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Today in history: The Americans with Disabilities Act signed 25 years ago

It was dedicated activism that accomplished these measures so that the benefits of living in a modern society can be accessed by millions more people.

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Unionists, retirees to lead mass pro-Medicare rallies on July 30

Unions also want to use the rallies to again push for "Medicare for all," namely government-run single-payer national health insurance.

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