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Supreme Court blocks Texas attempt to shut women’s health facilities

This will help keep America on the path toward greater equity and toward full recognition that women have the right to control their own bodies.

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Veterans’ health care in crosshairs of privatization forces

A blue-ribbon commission is set to recommend that private health companies take over from the federally-run VA. Yet no one has asked veterans what they think.

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Climate activists converge in Midwest on global day of action

The event, one of hundreds held across the world, was held in Whiting, within sight of a BP oil refinery where workers struck over safety concerns last year.

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Admitting defeat, Oklahoma Republicans to request Obamacare Medicaid money

With an economy in crisis, Governor Mary Fallin and Sooner State Republicans are engaged in a dramatic about-face on Obamacare and Medicaid expansion.

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Flint doctor awarded for exposing poisoned water; three officials get charged

Meanwhile, the lead content of Flint water remains way above safe levels, and people are forced to use bottled water for drinking.

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Running Michigan like a business: Flint’s children damaged for life

The EPA tried over and over again to get Snyder to take measures that would neutralize the lead leaching into the water from the pipes.

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No country for old people

Is there a human right to age in dignity? Some countries think so. Unfortunately, ours isn't one of them.

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Black Flint Rising: After the fix, will injustice remain?

"My fear is in two years, pipes will be fixed but all the injustices that brought this about will remain."

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South Carolina voters want to reverse damage by GOP state government

South Carolinians desperately need better paying jobs, more accessible health care and better schools, but Governor Haley is using a $400 million surplus for tax cuts for the wealthy.

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Nothing rotten in Denmark: American exceptionalism hurts us

Sanders suggests we look to a place like Denmark not because it is socialist or capitalist, but because the people there enjoy a higher quality of life. 

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