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Black America Is Still In A Deep Recession

The black unemployment rate is higher today than the national rate at the worst of the recession. The post Black America Is Still In A Deep Recession appeared first on ThinkProgress.

This Is How Roads Are Collapsing Forest Ecosystems

We are rapidly losing forest; and it's getting much harder to get lost in them. The post This Is How Roads Are Collapsing Forest Ecosystems appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Complicated Fight Over Drug Labeling That’s Putting Patients At Risk

This week, Americans who say they've been harmed by generic drugs are asking the FDA to crack down. The post The Complicated Fight Over Drug Labeling That’s Putting Patients At Risk appeared first on ThinkProgress.

How Corporate Agribusiness Is Quietly Gutting Local Environmental Protections

Oklahoma residents will vote on a right-to-farm amendment in 2016 and Missouri voters approved a constitutional amendment last year. The post How Corporate Agribusiness Is Quietly Gutting Local Environmental Protections appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Unions Are Increasingly Bargaining To Protect Undocumented Immigrants

With a receding membership, unions are aggressively targeting the 22 million immigrant workers in the country, regardless of legal status, to join their ranks. The post Unions Are Increasingly Bargaining To Protect Undocumented Immigrants appeared first on ThinkProgress.

3 Cops Caught On Tape Brutally Beating Unarmed Michigan Man With No Apparent Provocation

In all, 10 cops arrived at the scene. They were all white. The post 3 Cops Caught On Tape Brutally Beating Unarmed Michigan Man With No Apparent Provocation appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Virginia School Board Votes To Force Transgender Student Out Of Bathroom

A Virginia school is disregarding federal law to maintain discrimination against a transgender fourth-grader. The post Virginia School Board Votes To Force Transgender Student Out Of Bathroom appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Christian Group Threatens To Boycott Indiana If Governor Signs Anti-LGBT ‘Religious Liberty’ Bill

"Purportedly a matter of religious freedom, we find RFRA contrary to the values of our faith – as well as to our national and Hoosier values," the letter read. The post Christian Group Threatens To Boycott Indiana If Governor Signs Anti-LGBT ‘Religious Liberty’ Bill appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Private Prison Operator Set To Rake In $17 Million With New 400-Bed Detention Center

Each detainee is worth about $107 a night to the GEO Group, a private prison contractor. The post Private Prison Operator Set To Rake In $17 Million With New 400-Bed Detention Center appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Scott Walker Tried To Ban Gambling Contributions, Now Accepts Huge Contributions From Casino Mogul

Scott Walker got $250,000 from casino billionaire mogul Sheldon Adelson -- after calling for a ban on all gaming political donations. The post Scott Walker Tried To Ban Gambling Contributions, Now Accepts Huge Contributions From Casino Mogul appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Washington State Moves To Protect Worker Paychecks From Predatory Bank Fees

When companies switch from normal paychecks to electronic payroll debit cards, employers save money -- and expose their workers to bank abuses. Federal rules are coming, but some states don't feel like waiting. The post Washington State Moves To Protect Worker Paychecks From Predatory Bank Fees appeared first on ThinkProgress.

New York City Wants To Start Tackling The Obesity Epidemic At Day Care Centers

"There is solid evidence that dietary and lifestyle habits develop at a very early age, and can have lasting effects on an individual's health." The post New York City Wants To Start Tackling The Obesity Epidemic At Day Care Centers appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Georgia ‘Patriot’ Says He Planted Pipe Bombs In Park To Sow Fear Of ‘Foreign’ Terrorists

“Sibley felt if he placed a package in a Roswell Park then people would finally get that this type of activity could happen anywhere,” the federal complaint read. The post Georgia ‘Patriot’ Says He Planted Pipe Bombs In Park To Sow Fear Of ‘Foreign’ Terrorists appeared first on ThinkProgress.

How California Could Boost Voter Turnout By Millions

Could massive, diverse California go from one of the worst voter registration rates in the country to one of best? The post How California Could Boost Voter Turnout By Millions appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Endangered Animal Bracket, Round 5: Sea Turtles Vs. Pelicans

Your choice will determine the winner. The post The Endangered Animal Bracket, Round 5: Sea Turtles Vs. Pelicans appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Ted Cruz Wants You To Believe He’s Legally Required To Sign Up For Obamacare. He’s Not.

"I believe we should follow the text of every law, even laws I disagree with," Cruz said. "It's one of the real differences -- if you look at President Obama and the lawlessness, if he disagrees with a law he simply refuses to follow...Show More Summary

U.S. Supreme Court Sides With Pregnant Worker In Major Discrimination Case

When Peggy Young was advised by her doctor not to perform heavy lifting during pregnancy, she was faced with the choice to either continue the now-dangerous work or go on unpaid leave without benefits. The post U.S. Supreme Court Sides With Pregnant Worker In Major Discrimination Case appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Surprise! Black Voters Just Won A Voting Rights Case In The Supreme Court

Wednesday's decision is a victory for black voters in Alabama. It is unclear, however, whether it will prove to be much of a victory. The post Surprise! Black Voters Just Won A Voting Rights Case In The Supreme Court appeared first on ThinkProgress.

How News Outlets Help Convince You That Most Criminals Are Black

Don't be fooled by what you see on TV. The post How News Outlets Help Convince You That Most Criminals Are Black appeared first on ThinkProgress.

There’s Now Not A Single All-Male Board Among The UK’s Largest Companies

The share of women on British boards has doubled since 2011. The post There’s Now Not A Single All-Male Board Among The UK’s Largest Companies appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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