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Thousands of Pennsylvania women could lose birth control coverage if Corbett doesn't act 30.10.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Gov. Tom Corbett (R-PA) Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has done a few surprising things, for a Republican governor, as he's tried to reverse his wild unpopularity. He's accepted a form of Medicaid expansion . He's decided not to appeal a marriage equality ruling. And he's blocked food stamp cuts . So why isn't he trying to extend a reproductive health program that provides 90,000 low-income women with birth control, STD treatment, and Pap smears? The program, called SelectPlan for Women , is essentially an experiment in putting Medicaid dollars toward women of reproductive age, hoping that preventing their unplanned pregnancies will ultimately lower health costs. [...] Since 2007, Pennsylvania has had a special waiver from the federal government to operate SelectPlan. But the waiver expires at the end of this year, and it’s not clear whether Gov. Tom Corbett (R) plans on applying for an extension. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette , women’s health groups in the state have been told to prepare for ...
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How Moral Mondays may save southern Democrat Kay Hagan 30.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

North Carolina senator looks on course for an improbable victory thanks to grassroots civil liberties movement that surged in spite of Democrats failure in the statehouse

Comment: why Moral Mondays are here to stay

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The Missing Women of Afghanistan: After 13 Years of War, the Rule of Men, Not Law 30.10.2014 Truthout - All Articles
On September 29th, power in Afghanistan changed hands for the first time in 13 years. At the Arg, the presidential palace in Kabul, Ashraf Ghani was  sworn in  as president, while the outgoing Hamid Karzai watched calmly from a front-row seat.  Washington, congratulating itself on this “peaceful transition,” quickly collected the new president’s autograph on a  bilateral security agreement  that assures the presence of American forces in Afghanistan for at least another decade. The big news of the day: the U.S. got what it wanted.  (Precisely why Americans should rejoice that our soldiers will stay in Afghanistan for another 10 years is never explained.) The big news of the day for Afghans was quite different -- not the long expected continuation of the American occupation but what the new president had to say in his  inaugural speech  about his wife, Rula Ghani. Gazing at her as she sat in the audience, he called her by name, praised her work with refugees, and announced that she would continue that ...
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To tackle sexual assault cases, colleges enlist investigators-for-hire 30.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Rather than try to train provosts and professors to act like prosecutors, a growing number of higher education institutions are outsourcing the job to real ones.
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In key districts, state House candidates make final pitch to voters 30.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The battle for majority control is being waged in less than two dozen of the state's 134 House districts. Republicans need to pick up seven seats to win majority control.
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The US Falls Behind Nicaragua, Rwanda, And The Philippines On Women’s Equality 29.10.2014 Think Progres

The United States ranks at number 20 globally for women's equality.

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A killer plague wouldn't save the planet from us 29.10.2014 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
One-child policies and plagues that cut the population won't be enough to fix our ecological problems, models suggest. Only changes in consumption will do ...
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WorldViews: 7 countries where Americans can study at universities, in English, for free (or almost free) 29.10.2014 Washington Post: World
Since 1985, U.S. college costs have surged by about 500 percent, and tuition fees keep rising. In Germany, they've done the opposite. The country's universities have been tuition-free since the beginning of October, when Lower Saxony became the last state to scrap the fees. Tuition rates were always low in Germany, but now the German government fully funds the education of its citizens -- and even of ...
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Federal Eye: Candidate Micah Edmond on federal worker issues 29.10.2014 Washington Post: Politics
This is the last in a series of four Federal Diary columns covering races in two open congressional seats in Northern Virginia, home to many federal employees. Feds have a particular reason to vote in congressional elections because members of the House and Senate serve as the board of directors for the federal ...
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PostEverything: The debate about spanking children is over. It’s just wrong. 28.10.2014 Washington Post

U.S. sports continue to struggle with the controversies surrounding Ray Rice’s domestic violence case, and the arrest of Slava Voynov on suspicion of domestic violence. But what has not been a matter of debate is where the line is for men hitting women.

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WorldViews: Map: How your country treats women 28.10.2014 Washington Post: World
The World Economic Forum's annual report on the global gender gap contains some predictable data. Nordic countries blessed with robust social democracies make up the top five places in the rankings, beginning with tiny Iceland. The bottom five countries — Yemen, Pakistan, Chad, Syria and Mali — are racked with political instability and conflict and are home to large rural populations within which traditional mores hold ...
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An heiress’s surprise $40 million gift pumps life into Virginia’s all-girls Foxcroft School 28.10.2014 Washington Post

In a life that ended at age 99, Ruth T. Bedford served with the Red Cross during the London Blitz, worked on Broadway as a Rodgers and Hammerstein production hand, raced thoroughbreds that won stakes at Saratoga and Belmont, and was a skilled aviatrix who flew a seaplane. ¶ But few people who knew Bedford in recent years were aware of her glamorous history. For much of the past half-century, Bedford lived modestly, volunteering at a hospital, driving an Oldsmobile station wagon and wearing jeans to muck out barn stalls.

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Everything’s Smaller In Texas: Meet The Texas Billionaire Who’s Shrinking America’s Pensions 28.10.2014 Think Progres

In the scuffle over public worker pensions, money talks. But does it tell the truth?

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Gender equality report: not one country has fully closed the gap yet 28.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

The UK falls eight places in rankings measuring gender equality worldwide, with Nordic countries such as Iceland and Sweden continuing to come out on top

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David Perdue is proud that 'less than 2,000' women sued his company for pay discrimination 27.10.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
David Perdue is really a piece of work. In the same Senate debate at which he insisted that he somehow was a career outsourcer without outsourcing jobs, Perdue was pushed to address the class action suit against Dollar General over gender discrimination during his time as CEO. The company ultimately paid more than $15 million to settle that suit, but Perdue says it's no big thing, so lady voters should not be concerned about what kind of senator he'd be: It seems to me that if you look at Dollar General as an example, there was no wrongdoing there. That lawsuit or that claim or that complaint was settled five years after I was there. She knows that. And it was less than 2,000 people. We had upwards of 70,000 employees at that company. As Nunn responded, "Two thousand women—that actually seems like quite a lot to me." Especially when you consider that the class action suit was brought specifically by women managers, a smaller pool than all of the chain's employees. And when you consider that it was ...
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The Uncertainty of Access: Reproductive Health in the Rio Grande Valley 27.10.2014 Truthout.com
Finally, some good news for Texans. On October 14, the US Supreme Court reinstated the injunction on HB2, allowing 13 Texas abortion clinics shuttered by the omnibus anti-abortion law made famous by the Wendy Davis filibuster to reopen, pending full review by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. "Tonight I let out a shout of joy like I have not done in months!" proclaimed CEO and president of Whole Woman's Health, Amy Hagstrom Miller, via the health-care group's Facebook page. A 2013 protest in the Texas Legislature against HB2, an anti-abortion law that shuttered 13 Texas abortion clinics. On October 14, the US Supreme Court reinstated an injunction on the law, allowing the clinics to reopen pending full review. (Photo: Dru Blood ) Reopen the doors! (...for Now) Finally, some good news for Texans. On October 14, the US Supreme Court reinstated the injunction on HB2 , allowing 13 Texas abortion clinics shuttered by the omnibus anti-abortion law made famous by the Wendy Davis filibuster to reopen, pending ...
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She The People: Hillary Clinton — politician and grandmom — plays to Kay Hagan’s base in North Carolina 26.10.2014 Washington Post: Politics
CHARLOTTE — Was it happy coincidence that Hillary Clinton’s granddaughter is called Charlotte? It certainly helped the former senator, former secretary of state, former first lady and perhaps future presidential candidate get the audience in the Charlotte Convention Center ballroom cheering with the line, “I can’t tell you how much we love the name.” Another grandmother, Kay Hagan, said, “What a name that was picked for her new grand-baby!” It was all to the point in a homey sort of way, framing the message of the day — family, women’s issues and equality and opportunity. During the wait before both took the stage, Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” set a no-nonsense ...
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Ukraine elections highlight nation’s split between east and west 25.10.2014 Washington Post: World

KIEV, Ukraine — Marina Demko wants to build a stronger Ukraine if she wins a seat in her nation’s landmark Sunday parliamentary elections.

But she has one big problem: she is campaigning to represent a part of her country that is under the control of Russian-supported rebels who are trying to build a parallel state. Many residents there who believed in a united Ukraine have fled. And there is little chance that anyone remaining in the enclave that calls itself New Russia will have the chance to vote for representation in Kiev’s rowdy parliament, making her race entirely symbolic.

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The Battle for Palestine — Part Three 25.10.2014 ConsortiumNews.com
The Battle for Palestine — Part Three
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The Battle for Palestine — Part Two 24.10.2014 ConsortiumNews.com
The Battle for Palestine — Part Two
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