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Lack of media attention to Holtzclaw trial: Do black women matter?

The trial of the former Oklahoma City police officer charged with sexually assaulting and raping 13 black women, began this Monday.

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Today in history: First American woman ambassador appointed

On this date in 1949, Helen Eugenie Moore Anderson became the first woman to hold the post of U.S. ambassador when she was sworn in by Truman.

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Up-close with the “pro-lifers” - and the need for Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood remains the only resource in terms of OB/GYN care for hundreds of thousands of women with few to no other options.

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“SlutWalk” in Los Angeles causes controversy

"I can wear whatever I want, but it still doesn't mean that I want to have sex with you or I'm asking for it."

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Poll shows abortion issue hurts GOP in swing states

The poll highlights a critical bloc of voters who strongly support abortion rights and reject the anti-choice positions of GOP presidential contenders.

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Today in history: It’s Women’s Equality Day!

On this day 95 years ago, in 1920, after a 72-year struggle, women in the United States won the right to vote.

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Billboard outside debate to highlight how GOP hurts women

"Voters will get more insight into the clown car of anti-woman fanaticism that is the GOP presidential field for 2016."

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Today in history: Remembering White House correspondent Helen Thomas

Thomas was the first female officer of the National Press Club, president of the White House Correspondents' Association and member of the Gridiron Club.

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Sandra Bland's jailers spinning autopsy results

The trooper plainly didn't like Bland's forthright defense of her civil rights; in Texas, you can be prosecuted for resisting arrest even if the actual arrest was illegal.

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Los Angeles does it again: $15 an hour!

The nation's largest local government voted to raise the minimum wage for county employees and workers employed in the unincorporated areas -- 1.2 and 1.6 million workers.

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