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#BoycottIndiana Turns Up the Heat
The threat of a nationwide boycott on the eve of the NCAA Final Four basketball tournament sent Republicans in Indiana scrambling to amend their anti-LGBT Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Now Governor Mike Pence, who signed the Act last week, has signed an amendment that specifically declares...
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Hate Doesn't Pay
The date was Aug.7, 1930. The place: Marion, Indiana. Three young African-American men were lynched. The horror of the crime was captured by a local photographer. The image of two hanging, bloodied bodies is among the most iconic in the grim archive of documented lynchings in America. Most...
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The Backlash Against Discrimination And GOP’s “Indiana” Problem
The powerful grassroots backlash against Indiana’s anti-gay “religious freedom” law is yielding results and inspiring hope. Right-wing supporters of the law were seemingly caught unawares by a grassroots response that’s put them on the defensive. On Monday, the Georgia House Judiciary Committee...
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Lawmakers Nationwide Launch Concerted Assault on Women's Rights
Since the start of the year, anti-choice bills have been introduced in state legislatures across the country.
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Minimum Wage Measures Pass Overwhelmingly, Even in Red States
' Now thousands will get a raise and begin to make a fair wage.'
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Oklahoma Being Swamped by Earthquakes, But It's Probably Just A Coincidence There's All This Drilling Right Nearby
A series of earthquakes rocked Oklahoma over the weekend - six Friday night alone - thus continuing an alarming trend: Already this year, the state's 252 quakes have "crushed" last year's record of 222 quakes. Similarly, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas and Ohio have likewise seen a six-fold jump in quakes...
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2013: A Year of War on Reproductive Rights
New study finds drastic erosion of abortion rights and access, with 22 states implementing 70 restrictions on abortion
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Welcome to Amerika, Where We Use Maximum Firepower To Protect Our Children At School, Just Like In Church, and God Bless Us All, Except Bad Guys
This is a new sign outside the Arkansas Christian Academy, whose pastor has determined that the best way to deal with "predators (who) would like to harm the little sheep in our care" is blast 'em away. Despite an earlier ruling by the state's Attorney General rejecting a plan by public school...
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Tens of Thousands of Pipeline Miles at Risk of Pegasus-Style Rupture That Spewed Tar Sands Into Arkansas Town
Review of Pegasus pipeline found known 'manufacturing defects' likely cause of Mayflower oil spill
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Teachers in Arkansas to Carry Concealed Handguns at School
The measure to 'protect' students will bring an influx of arms into a Clarksville school this fall
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