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Senate Republicans block equal pay bill

GOP senators today killed the Paycheck Fairness Act, a mini-version of which President Obama ordered into existence yesterday for employees of federal contractors. 

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Immigrant families demand an immediate end to deportations

Fed up with seeing loved ones deported and families and communities broken up, 11 undocumented immigrants and their supporters were arrested after blocking an intersection.

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Meet the Trans 100

The first ever Top 100 Trans Americans list recently was announced by inaugural sponsor GLAAD, with the support of Chicago House.

 

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Iraq duty may have affected Fort Hood shooter

His rampage ended during a stand-off with a military policewoman when Lopez took his own life.

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President celebrates Obamacare sign-up, rips Republicans

President Obama made celebratory remarks at the White House yesterday after more than seven million signed up for health insurance.

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Racial discrimination leads to increased deaths of black women from breast cancer

Although breast cancer survival rates increased overall between 1990 and 2010, white women benefited far more than did black women.

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Despite snow, students lobby for #DebtFreeFuture

College students face many issues today, including raising tuition rates and cuts to programs. Student loan debt topped $1 trillion and is expected to reach (and even surpass) $1.3 trillion.

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Michigan same-sex marriage ban overturned, but not for long

We were "excited, nervous, just like everyone else would feel," said Kim Hettinger and MaryAnn Northcote of Waterford.

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Illinois working families face major threat with Rauner primary win

Working families, organized labor, progressives and other democratic forces face a major threat from the right with billionaire venture capitalist Bruce Rauner.

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Coalition takes UPK fight to Albany

Elected officials of all races came from across the city to show their support for the mayor's proposal that UPK be enacted and paid for by taxing those who make $500,000 and up.

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