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Women tackle pay gap all around the world

"Frozen in Time: Gender Pay Gap Unchanged for 10 Years" examines women's wages in 43 countries.

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After “slut” diatribe, can Limbaugh show survive, and should it?

Is it OK for a major radio host, Rush Limbaugh, to use the public airwaves for character assassination?

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Virginia Republicans go berserk with far-right bills

The Republicans have hit the ground running, with an extremist program of anti-labor, anti-immigrant and anti-choice bills.

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Women's leader warns that everyone's health care is under attack

Right-wingers are waging an assault on the rights not just of women, but of all workers.

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Black History Month: Happy birthday Nina Simone

Legendary artist and civil rights activist Nina Simone was born 79 years ago today, Feb. 21, in Tryon, North Carolina.

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Today is 75th anniversary of Rep. Barbara Jordan's birth (with video)

The daughter of a minister and domestic worker, Barbara Jordan was the first black woman elected to the Texas Senate and the first black woman elected to the U.S. Congress from the deep South.

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Republican “Mad Men” infuriate women yet again

Foster Friess, the billionaire backer of Rick Santorum's campaign, stunned MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell yesterday.

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Desperate measures? Bishops and Republicans continue fight against birth control

One would have thought that the Obama administration last week put a solid end to the fight over women's access to birth control.

Labor groups defend different pieces of national health care law

With the national health care revision law yet to fully take effect, but under challenge before the Supreme Court, six labor organizations have stepped forward, four of them joining other groups, to defend different parts of it.

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Congresswomen defend birth control for all

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and three other congresswomen attended a special news conference, reacting to Republican Speaker John Boehner's harsh attack on the Obama administration's birth control policy.

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