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Ohio Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Put on Notice: Obey the Law or Shut Down

An Ohio planned Parenthood abortion business has been put on notice by state officials that it needs to comply with a pro-life law the legislature approved to protect women’s health or it will be forced to close. Recently, Planned Parenthood’s surgical abortion facility, the Elizabeth Campbell Surgical Center, was cited by the Ohio Department of […]

California: Plumas County claims fall color crown this weekend

If you haven't explored California's Shasta Cascade region, this is a great time to go. Fall colors are reported to be at peak or approaching peak in Plumas, Lassen and Siskiyou counties, areas in the northern part of the state rich in national forests and parklands.

Why I Celebrated International Day of the Girl

Malala Yousafzai I went to an all-girls’ school where I felt, first-hand, what it’s like to be nurtured, challenged, and encouraged. My thirteen years in a school that was deeply invested in how girls armed me with resilience, self-care, and a generations-long support network of strong, smart, and successful women. Show More Summary

We know College Feminists Care About Sexual Assault. But What About Abortion?

I n the past three years, more abortion restrictions have been enacted in the United States than in the entire previous decade. At the same time, 85 colleges and universities are now under federal investigation for their handling of sexual violence. Show More Summary

In Just 15 Years, Wind Could Provide A Fifth Of The World's Electricity

Up to one fifth of the world's electricity supply could come from wind turbines by 2030, according to a new report released this week by Greenpeace and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). That would be an increase of 530 percent compared...Show More Summary

Drinking a "Medium" Soda Every Day Can Age You As Much As Smoking Does

Just as soda companies plunk down millions of dollars to defeat local soda-tax ballot measures, researchers have found a link between regular soda consumption and premature aging. Published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Public Health,...Show More Summary

Edward Snowden: One-on-One in Moscow

This originally appeared in the Summer 2014 issue of STAND, the ACLU magazine. Edward Snowden stirs passions among many across the world. After all, in June of last year he provided classified materials to journalists working with The Guardian and The Washington Post detailing the extent of the U.S. Show More Summary

My Son With Down Syndrome is Not a Burden to His Family

(LiveActionNews) — It’s not unusual to hear people talk about aborting their baby with Down syndrome because it is the “merciful” thing to do. One woman wrote about her decision to abort her baby with Down syndrome because of the “suffering” the baby and her family would be forced to endure, and somehow still has […]

Sorry, California. Winter Isn't Going to Fix Your Drought.

NOAA California's crippling drought is not expected to improve over the winter, according to new forecast data released today by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Nearly 60 percent of the state is experiencing exceptional drought—the worst category—NOAA reported. Show More Summary

For Sierra resident, the well runs dry -- along with her options

Things were bad enough for Rochelle Landers before her well went dry. No job. No money for eye glasses or dentures. And now, for the last month and a half, no water.

Poor, Misunderstood Chris Christie

[Content Note: Class warfare; worker exploitation.]Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says everyone misunderstood him when he said he was tired of hearing about the minimum wage. The governor, speaking at a Garden State diner,...Show More Summary

Lesbian Woman Victimized by Rape Has No Regrets Not Having an Abortion

(LiveActionNews) — Michelle (not her real name) had lived a life full of pain. Her father had shot and killed himself right before her eyes. And her mother, disagreeing with Michelle’s lifestyle, didn’t speak to her anymore.  Michelle, a lesbian, had a partner whom she cared about. Then one day, a male friend whom she […]

World Polio Day: Celebrating Big Achievements

Thanks to a 26-year effort to eradicate polio, at least 10 million children have been saved from disabilities.

Edward Snowden - Wired

Edward Snowden stirs passions among many across the world. After all, in June of last year he provided classified materials to journalists working with The Guardian and The Washington Post detailing the extent of the U.S. government's mass surveillance practices. As a result, he is now being pursued by the most powerful government in the world. Show More Summary

How to Talk to Your Kids About Ebola

Five suggestions for parents and educators to keep in mind when explaining Ebola to children.

Edward Carey discusses his gothic adventure, 'Heap House'

It's 1875, and all of London's trash is banished to a wasteland known as "the heaps." The Iremonger family presides over this grim realm from Heap House, a mansion itself made up of parts of other buildings. Cut off and inter-marrying for generations, they have developed their own versions of...

Sexism in STEM Starts Early—So We Must Combat It Early Too

With education and awareness, adults can help foster girls' participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects by taking steps to break down gender stereotypes—and, in turn, create a more equal workforce in the future. Image: Shutterstock The post Sexism in STEM Starts Early—So We Must Combat It Early Too appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Endorsement video: Vote yes on Prop. 48 and let the North Fork tribe build a casino

There's a temptation to view Proposition 48 as a larger statement on Indian gambling in California. But the ballot measure isn't a policy question on off-reservation casinos, it's a referendum on a specific gambling agreement.

What we learned from the Kings' 2-0 victory over the Sabres

There were multiple storylines heading into the Kings game against Buffalo on Thursday night but the usual themes emerged by the time they left with their fifth straight victory. Starting and finishing with the performance of goalie Jonathan Quick.

Some Las Vegas wedding chapels are turning away same-sex couples

Although same-sex marriage became legal on Oct. 9 in Nevada, some Las Vegas wedding chapels are refusing to perform the marriages.

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