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California governor signs gender wage-gap bill

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation on Tuesday aimed at closing the wage gap between men and women, a law that supporters say is among the strongest in the country. Source: California governor signs gender wage-gap bill

Congress should act on ‘scandalous’ fantasy betting: Reid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate called on Congress to examine fantasy-sports betting services on Tuesday after reports that an employee with access to insider information placed bets in the unregulated multi-billion-dollar industry. Source: Congress should act on ‘scandalous’ fantasy betting: Reid

Don't Be a Bystander: Find Out How You Can "Stop the Bleed"

By Amy Pope No one plans for an emergency. A car crash, a tornado, an active shooter, or any accident can change lives in a split second. No one plans to be a victim. No one plans to witness tragedy. However, simple knowledge and immediate action of a bystander can mean life or death for […]

Congress Is Trying To Lift The Oil Export Ban. This Is Why They Will Fail.

By Samantha Page This week, the House of Representatives will consider — and likely pass — a bill to repeal a 40-year-old ban on exporting crude oil. But some environmental groups say the repeal is a giveaway to oil companies that will bolster production and increase carbon emissions worldwide. “This is definitely heading in the […]

Obama says TPP will ‘raise the bar’ on currency manipulation concerns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal will “raise the bar” on concerns about currency manipulation with a set of principles to measure the problem. Source: Obama says TPP will ‘raise the bar’ on currency manipulation concerns

Jindal Pens Angry Blog Post Blaming Oregon Shooting On Abortion, Movies, Absent Dads

By Emily Atkin Bobby Jindal is mad about the Oregon shooting, and has taken to the internet to vent. On Tuesday, the Republican presidential candidate published a strongly-worded blog post on his campaign website blaming the tragedy on the “cultural decay” of American society: Things like abortion, video games, movies, music, nontraditional family structures, and […]

Clinton to announce plan to rein in Wall Street ‘abuses’

DAVENPORT, Iowa/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that she will lay out her plan to rein in Wall Street “abuses” within the next week. Source: Clinton to announce plan to rein in Wall Street ‘abuses’

The U.N. Just Released A Draft Of What A Global Agreement On Climate Change Could Look Like

By Natasha Geiling With less than two months before the world’s leaders convene in Paris for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the U.N. has released a new preliminary draft of what an international climate agreement — the purpose of the two-week convention — might look like. This draft is an improvement on […]

Deal in Trans-Pacific Partnership is Reached

By Feminist Newswire The United States and ten other countries have reached an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, leaving environmentalists, human rights activists, women’s rights activists, doctors, and many others concerned. Related posts: Saudi Women Prepare to Vote for the First Time Amnesty Votes on Policy to Decriminalize Sex Work, Sparks Feminist Debate Claims Against […]

American Muslims Brace For Wave Of Armed Anti-Islam Protests

By Jack Jenkins American Muslims are bracing for a wave of anti-Islam rallies outside mosques this weekend, upping security measures at houses of worship as “patriots” gather across the country to decry their religion. In August, a Facebook page appeared calling for a “Global Rally for Humanity” outside mosques all over the world on October […]

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