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Today in history: Birthday of Julia Lathrop

Today in history: Birthday of Julia Lathrop, social reformer in the area of education, social policy, and children's welfare.

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Supreme Court upholds health care law

In a historic decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld virtually all of the health reform law to extend health coverage to most uninsured Americans.

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The V-word Ohio GOP doesn't want you to hear

CLEVELAND - "Vote! - that is the other V-word they don't want to hear," Kellie Copeland told a crowd of 150 at a forum on the War on Women here Tuesday.

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"Vagina voters" speak out at Michigan Capitol

When the final votes are tallied on Nov. 6, Michigan Republicans may rue the day they barred State Reps. Lisa Brown and Barb Byrum from speaking.

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The new health care law and you – Ask a doc!

A group of physicians here has formed a speakers bureau dubbed, "The New Healthcare Law and You - Ask a Doc!"

President Obama and Californians weigh in on health care debate

Declaring the health law "constitutional," the president said, "We are confident that this will be upheld because it should be upheld."

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Supreme Court ruling means mom's life or death

A California mother of two in the crowd on the steps of the Supreme Court defended President Obama's health care reform law

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Millions of Californians now benefit from health care law

As the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments by Affordable Care Act's opponents, including 26 states, other states are already putting parts of the law into practice as they look toward full implementation in 2014.

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AFL-CIO defends women's access to contraception

In the wake of a GOP-induced controversy over contraceptive rights and health care, the AFL-CIO has stepped forward to defend women's access to contraception, "regardless of where they work."

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100,000 demand Clarence Thomas stay out of health care hearing

Over 100,000 signatures demanding Justice Clarence Thomas recuse himself from upcoming March hearings on the Affordable Care Act were presented to the Supreme Court on Friday. 

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