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Workers wonder whether Bernie Sanders' fight for them will really help them compete

Union steelworker Doug Fuller came here for a rally to protest plans to close a Carrier Corp. plant here and move jobs to Mexico. But Fuller has his own troubles: His plant in Granite City, Ill., has been temporarily shut down by U.S. Steel because of a bad market, idling more than 2,000 workers....

Man Receives PETA Award For Risking His Life to Save Dog Hanging From Balcony

A Compassionate Action Award is on its way from PETA to Diego Andrés Dávila Jimenez for his heroic rescue of a neighbor’s dog who was hanging from her hips... The post Man Receives PETA Award For Risking His Life to Save Dog Hanging From Balcony appeared first on PETA.

Elisabeth Moss to star in TV adaptation of 'The Handmaid's Tale'

Elisabeth Olson is leaving the swinging 1960s behind as she moves on from the world of "Mad Men" into the not-so-distant future where women are even more oppressed than they were at Sterling Cooper. Hulu announced Friday a straight-to-series order for an adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian...

Victory: PETA Wins Retirement for Former Hollywood Chimpanzee

After more than a decade in solitary confinement in a tiny, decrepit enclosure at Alabama’s Mobile Zoo—where he was dumped by Hollywood animal trainer Steve Martin’s Working Wildlife, which... The post Victory: PETA Wins Retirement for Former Hollywood Chimpanzee appeared first on PETA.

Update on: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence endorses Ted Cruz ahead of state's primary

Ahead of Indiana primary, Ted Cruz nets a major endorsement April 29 2016, 3:03 PM Californians protested Donald Trump as the Republican candidates arrive for the state's convention. Follow our live coverage. Ted Cruz gets a boost ahead of the Indiana primary Tuesday Republicans focus on the grand...

‘Tiger’ and ‘Elephant’ to Demand Retirement at Ringling’s Opening Night in Providence

This Saturday, PETA supporters in tiger and elephant costumes will converge on the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’ appearance in Providence. The protesters will call for the... The post ‘Tiger’ and ‘Elephant’ to Demand Retirement at Ringling’s Opening Night in Providence appeared first on PETA.

Heartbroken Mom Pleads With Judge to Not Deny Treatment for Disabled 2-Year-Old Son

A British family is fighting for the life of their 2-year-old disabled son after the National Health System decided to deny him treatment, claiming the toddler’s quality of life is poor, The Daily Mail reports. Details about the toddler’s condition are not known, but he has spent the majority of his life in the hospital, […]

Woman Who Cut 7-Month Baby Out of Woman’s Womb Sentenced, No Charge for Killing Baby

Dynel Catrece Lane (above) was arrested after she attacked a pregnant woman and cut her seven-month-old unborn baby out of her womb. In this unbelievable act of violence, the baby died but the mother, Michelle Wilkins (pictured below), survived. Today, Lane was sentenced to 100 years in prison for attacking Wilkins but was not charged […]

Two-Minute Nostalgia Sublime

[Content Note: There is some strobe-effect animation in this video.] Rebecca Black: "Friday"

Abortion Clinic Injures Another Woman in Botched Abortion, Forced to Send Her to Hospital

The emergency transport of an abortion patient in “urgent” condition to a local hospital was needlessly delayed by an intentionally vague abortion clinic worker and a distracted 911 dispatcher. This incident took place at South Wind Women’s Center abortion facility in Wichita, Kansas, on April 15, 2016. Operation Rescue obtained 911 records that indicate a […]

The Friday Blogaround

This blogaround brought to you by flowers.Recommended Reading:Samantha: An Open Letter to My Nieces, Who Are Currently Fighting Over a DudeAndrea: [CN: Rape culture; rape apologia; sexual assault; transphobia] Can the GOP Protect UsShow More Summary

Daily Dose of Cute

Sophs, asleep, with her tiny paw on my shoulder. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

You Serve Your Time, Earn Your Freedom, Then the Job Market Shuts the Door in Your Face

Jason Hernandez had to take extreme measures to get around employers’ bias against former prisoners. This piece originally appeared on The Huffington Post. When I was in prison on a nonviolent drug offense, all I could think about was getting out, even though I had a life sentence without parole. Show More Summary

Historic Ruling Puts Justice Within Reach for CIA Torture Victims

More and more, it looks like CIA torture survivors will have their day in court. CIA torture victims are a big step closer to accountability. A federal judge has ruled against two CIA contract psychologists, James Mitchell and John Bruce...Show More Summary

Hundreds Attend #RepealHB2 Town Halls Across North Carolina

TurnOUT! North Carolina, a coalition of HRC, Equality North Carolina, the ACLU and the Campaign for Southern Equality, recently wrapped up weeks of town halls in cities across the state with advocates dedicated to repealing the deeply discriminatory House Bill 2 (HB2). Show More Summary

Doctors in Houston Are Preparing the Pregnant and Would-Be Pregnant for a Zika Outbreak

Though mosquitoes haven’t yet carried the Zika virus to the U.S. mainland, communities in areas that could be affected by a future outbreak are already taking precautions. For pregnant women or women who are trying to get pregnant, the specter of a virus known to cause birth defects is cause for worry or an abrupt change in plans.

Study: Pregnant People Seek Diapers, Not Abortion Counseling

Clients most commonly sought diapers and baby clothes, the study said, with only four clients out of 273 asking about abortion services. The post Study: Pregnant People Seek Diapers, Not Abortion Counseling appeared first on Rewire.

In Their Own Words: Experiences of Women Denied Abortions

Abortion is illegal in the vast majority of countries around the world. And even when abortion is technically legal, obstacles ranging from cost to damaging social stigma can make practical access nearly impossible. ANSIRH’s Global Turnaway...Show More Summary

Campaign Week in Review: Clinton Calls for ‘Gender-Responsive’ Prison Policies, Trump Unleashes ‘Sexist’ Attack on Clinton

Clinton published an opinion piece for CNN Wednesday on the costs of prison for women, calling for reforms that address the unique experiences women in the system face. The post Campaign Week in Review: Clinton Calls for ‘Gender-Responsive’ Prison Policies, Trump Unleashes ‘Sexist’ Attack on Clinton appeared first on Rewire.

#SheWoke Fuels First Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls Event

Reps. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), Robin Kelly (D-IL), and Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY) formed the caucus in March at the behest of #SheWoke, a collective started by seven advocates and thought leaders across the country. The post #SheWoke Fuels First Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls Event appeared first on Rewire.

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