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Women’s Equality Act quietly becomes a reality in New York state

New York state lawmakers passed nine out of 10 bills in Governor Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Act — an important victory for women’s rights, which no one seems to be talking about as New York Magazine points out. 193 more words

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Hillary Clinton shatters Obama's primary fundraising record

The Democratic frontrunner is running even further ahead of other candidates seeking the party’s 2016 nomination. That’s because the juggernaut that is her campaign raised a whopping $45 million from donors over the last three months. 97 more words

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Election Reflection

While listening to the radio the other day, I began to think about the nature of American elections and the role they play in the American psyche. 702 more words

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California passes bill to give professional cheerleaders fair pay

The California State Senate approved a bill this week that would make professional cheerleaders sports team employees. The bill, AB202, would require all cheerleaders working for professional sports teams in California to be paid at least minimum wage, to receive pay for sick leave, and overtime, just like other team employees. 47 more words

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First female judge nominated to Afghanistan’s Supreme Court

Anisa Rasooli was nominated this week by President Ashraf Ghani to be Afghanistan’s first female Supreme Court judge. Rasooli is head of the Afghan Women Judges Association, as well as a former juvenile court judge. 90 more words

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Remembering Princess Diana on what would be her 54th birthday

July 1, 2015 marks what would have been the late Princess Diana’s 54th birthday. One of the great public figures of the last century, the Queen of Hearts charmed the world with her self-possessed poise, her philanthropic heart, and her megawatt smile. 290 more words

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Homosexuality decriminalized in Mozambique, but LGBT activists still face long battle

Mozambique scraps anti-gay law – http://t.co/cmn0qdAlrG

— The News Globe (@TheNewsGlobe) July 1, 2015

In Mozambique, a new penal code erasing a colonial-era anti-gay law that could be used to condemn a person “who habitually engages in vices against nature” to three years’ hard labor, was met with cautious praise from LGBT activists.

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