Caster Semenya gets reprieve from discriminatory regulations, but it’s not all it’s cracked up to be

Caster Semenya gets reprieve from discriminatory regulations, but it’s not all it’s cracked up to be

On Monday, news outlets around the globe ran headlines reporting that South African middle-distance runner Caster Semenya won an important court battle. The two-time Olympic champion in the 800 meters had filed an appeal last week to challenge the Court...
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187 Republicans vote against the Dream and Promise Act

187 Republicans vote against the Dream and Promise Act

Eighteen years after the original Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act, or DREAM Act, was introduced, the House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the Dream and Promise Act — a bill that would provide a path to citizenship...
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186 Republicans vote against the Dream and Promise Act

186 Republicans vote against the Dream and Promise Act

Eighteen years after the original Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act, or DREAM Act, was introduced, the House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the Dream and Promise Act — a bill that would provide a path to citizenship...
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Texas Gov. Abbott led effort to purge 100,000 voters from state election rolls: reports

Texas Gov. Abbott led effort to purge 100,000 voters from state election rolls: reports

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) led the effort to purge thousands of voters from state election rolls, according to electronic correspondence made public on Tuesday. The revelation comes in the wake of last week’s resignation by Texas Secretary of State Davi...
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Florida Sen. Rick Scott says his state should have less representation and federal funding

Florida Sen. Rick Scott says his state should have less representation and federal funding

Florida Sen. Rick Scott (R) said on Tuesday that he wants his state to have less federal representation and get less federal funding. His reasoning: non-citizens, many of whom live in his state, should not factor into the equation. The...
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Judge says white supremacists charged with inciting riots are protected by free speech

Judge says white supremacists charged with inciting riots are protected by free speech

A federal judge in Los Angeles on Monday threw out rioting charges against three members of the Rise Above Movement (RAM), a violent far-right group which participated in the August 2017 Unite the Right rally as well as other clashes...
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Activists debunk GOP misinformation at House hearing on recent abortion bans

Activists debunk GOP misinformation at House hearing on recent abortion bans

The House of Representatives on Tuesday held its first hearing on U.S. abortion policy since the recent wave of near-total abortion bans were signed into law in states across the country. The hearing, held by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on...
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Virginia governor calls for special session, greater gun control following shooting  massacre

Virginia governor calls for special session, greater gun control following shooting massacre

Just days after a gunman armed with two semi-automatic handguns opened fire at a government building, killing 12 of former co-workers and wounding several other people, Virginia governor Ralph Northam on Tuesday called for a special legislative session, citing...
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Park Police arrest activists for sex work decriminalization after climbing flag pole

Park Police arrest activists for sex work decriminalization after climbing flag pole

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Monday afternoon, only a couple blocks from the Trump International Hotel, two activists from No Justice No Pride were arrested after climbing flagpoles to drop a banner that read, “Decrim now, our liberation depends on sex...
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43 House Republicans voted against disaster aid after supporting emergency funds for home states

43 House Republicans voted against disaster aid after supporting emergency funds for home states

At least 43 of the 58 Republican House members who voted against a $19 billion bipartisan disaster relief bill Monday night have previously demanded or endorsed emergency aid funding for their own states, a ThinkProgress analysis has found. The House...
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