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Republicans drop “forcible rape” but war on women continues

Republicans have backed off their effort to redefine rape as "forcible rape" (is there another kind?) but they have not given up their war on women's reproductive rights.

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Planned Parenthood seeks FBI probe of video plot

Planned Parenthood has asked the FBI to investigate an apparent video scam operation linked to a far-right anti-abortion group, targeting several of its clinics in six states.

GOP: no to jobs, attack women instead

In addition to ignoring the jobs mandate, Republicans have now introduced a bill that redefines rape and incest as only that which is "forcible."

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Massachusetts aims to curb modern-day slavery

Massachusetts is one of only five states without a law aimed at ending human trafficking, but a bill introduced Jan. 20 into both the Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives aims to change that.

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Jean Quan becomes first Asian American woman to lead major U.S. city

In a ceremony marking several "firsts," Jean Quan, a former labor organizer and school board and city council member, was inaugurated Oakland's 49th mayor Jan. 3.

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High court takes Wal-Mart sex discrimination case

WASHINGTON (PAI) -To nobody's surprise, the U.S. Supreme Court will tackle the world's biggest sexual discrimination case, involving the world's largest private corporation, Wal-Mart.

Republicans kill Paycheck Fairness

Advocates for women's equality denounced yesterday's unanimous Republican vote to kill a bill that would have strengthened enforcement of women's right to equal pay.

Congress urged to pass paycheck fairness, equality bills

The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights released a list of six priority bills Congress should enact before recessing for Thanksgiving.

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Beating up Nancy Pelosi

Some  feisty and fighting women enrage the GOP and their corporate sponsors, causing them to spout ugly ejaculations.

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Alarming U. S. public health statistics raise big questions

In 1960 combined male and female life expectancy in the U.S. ranked fifth in the world, in 2000 it had fallen to 24th place, and 10 years later, in 2010, to 49th.

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