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Federal Court Protects Texas Women from Further Loss of Abortion Access

Aug 29, 2014

August 29, 2014 - Following a trial earlier this month, today a federal district court judge struck down two components of an anti-abortion Texas omnibus law that has already closed approximately half the state's abortion clinics and threatened to restrict access to safe and legal abortion across the state even further.

The ruling issued...

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New article examines U.S. contribution to elephant poaching crisis in Africa

Aug 29, 2014
New article examines U.S. contribution to elephant poaching crisis in Africa

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Ten CIA rendition victims urge Obama to name them in Senate torture report

Aug 29, 2014

Aug. 29, 2014 - Ten victims of CIA rendition and torture have signed an open letter to President Obama asking him to declassify the upcoming Senate report into the program. Two of the signatories – Abdel-Hakim Belhadj and Sami al-Saadi – were rendered with their entire families, including a pregnant woman and four children...

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After Great Recession, Americans are Unhappy, Worried, Pessimistic, Rutgers Study Finds

Aug 29, 2014

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. Aug. 28, 2014 – The protracted and uneven recovery from the Great Recession has led most Americans to conclude that the U.S. economy has undergone a permanent change for the worse, according to a new national study at Rutgers. Seven in 10 now say the recession's impact is permanent, up from...

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Board of Immigration Appeals Rules That Guatemalan Mother Who Fled Domestic Violence Can Be Granted Asylum

Aug 29, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. August 28, 2014 – The federal immigration appellate board has found that a Guatemalan woman is eligible for asylum protection based on life-threatening abuse she suffered at the hands of her spouse. The published Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) decision recognizes that women who are unable to escape violent domestic relationships in...

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Court Grants Emergency Injunction to Delay BLM Wyoming Wild Horse Roundup

Aug 29, 2014

CHEYENNE, WY, Aug. 29, 2014 - Late yesterday, the U.S. District Court in Wyoming granted an emergency injunction to delay until September 13 the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM's) planned roundup of more than 800 wild horses from public and private lands in the Adobe Town, Salt Wells Creek and Great Divide Basin Herd...

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British resident Shaker Aamer ‘beaten’ in latest Guantanamo crackdown

Aug 27, 2014

Aug. 27, 2014 - British resident Shaker Aamer has reportedly been beaten at Guantánamo Bay, in evidence of a new crackdown on prisoners protesting their detention without charge.

In new letters received by legal charity Reprieve, detainees reveal what one calls a new "standard procedure" of abuses at the prison. Emad Hassan, a Yemeni detained...

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Coalition Blasts Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger Plan

Aug 26, 2014

Aug. 25, 2014 - More than 60 organizations representing consumers, content producers, and social justice and democracy-reform advocates called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today to reject the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable. The FCC is currently reviewing the deal to determine whether it serves the public interest. ...

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40,000 Americans Sign Petition Opposing Wyoming Wild Horse Wipeout – Petition Delivered To BLM Advisory Board

Aug 25, 2014

RIVERTON, WY, Aug. 25, 2014 - Today, at a meeting of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) will deliver the signatures of more than 40,000 American citize...

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ACLU and News Organizations Sue Over Closed Blinds During Botched Lockett Execution

Aug 25, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 25, 2014 – The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Oklahoma, and two newspapers filed a federal lawsuit today seeking to stop Oklahoma prison officials from selectively filtering what journalists can see during an execution. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of The Guardian and The Oklahoma Observer, follows the botched...

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