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Marcella Leach dies at 85; advocate for Marsy's Law on victims' rights

Marcella Leach, who became a leading advocate for crime victims' rights after the brutal murder of her college-student daughter, died March 15 at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange. She was 85.

Population Control: UN Agency Lobbies African and Asian Nations to Have Fewer Children

Even while many countries are grappling with fertility decline, aging populations, and even loss of population, population control advocates intend to use an upcoming UN conference to make fertility reduction a UN priority for the foreseeable future. A UN commission will meet in April to discuss the implications of “population dynamics” for the new global […]

Civil Rights Laws Suspended for Tens of Thousands of NYC Charter Chain Gang Kids

Advocates for Children has released a new report detailing NYC charter operators' wholesale violations of state and federal laws governing the treatment of children in school. This will come as no surprise for those who have worked in the "no excuses" testing camps or for parents whose children have mistreated there. Show More Summary

White House Plan for Limiting Antibiotic Resistance is Criticized

The White House has released a detailed blueprint for combating the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, but consumer advocates say the plan lacks specifics for reducing usage in food-producing animals, which contributes significantly to the problem.

Pro-Choice Advocates On Radical Kansas Abortion Law: ‘We’ve Never Seen This Language Before’

Kansas lawmakers this week became the first in the country to pass a ban a medical procedure used for second trimester abortions and the management of miscarriage. The radical legislation is part of a coordinated effort by anti-choice...Show More Summary

Let's #OpentheBarns to Transparency

As Big Ag continues its efforts to conceal the truth about how animals suffer on factory farms, the ASPCA and advocates continue our counterattack to protect the public's right to know what goes on there. "Ag-gag" bills - conceived and...Show More Summary

U.S. taxpayers gave Planned Parenthood, other abortion advocates $1.5 billion over three years: GAO report

"Planned Parenthood—Child Abuse Incorporated—is responsible for killing more than six million unborn children, and it is unconscionable that this organization continues to be subsidized by the American taxpayer," said Congressman Chris Smith, R-NJ.

Marchionne defends recalled Jeeps as jury hears death lawsuit

18 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

Safety advocates argue that a trailer hitch is insufficient to protect the fuel tank against rupture in accidents.

Andrew Pickup: Actively Seek Bigger Challenges for Broader Experiences

This is part of the #CareerAdvice series - featuring successful professionals who share their advice to people who would want to take their career to the next level. He advocates that anyone who wants to take their careers to the next...Show More Summary

New chain of Willie Nelson marijuana stores to open within a year

20 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

With marijuana becoming legal in an increasing number of US states, long time weed advocate Willie Nelson is to launch is own brand of the drug, as well as stores to sell it. The 81-year-old country legend let slip his plans to launch his Willie’s Reserve brand while talking to the Daily Beast ,...

Infographic: The Pros And Cons Of Paying College Athletes

22 hours agoHumor : The Onion

As college athletic programs continue to generate millions of dollars in revenue for their schools, advocates for student-athletes have begun pushing for schools to pay their players, while opponents say that compensating athletes has the potential to...

A Lot Of Extreme Beer Sucks, But This One Is Great

22 hours agoSports : Deadspin

Last weekend I skipped the Beer Advocate Extreme Beer Festival, even though it was five miles from my home and tickets didn't cost any more than what I blow on beer any given day off anyway. I regret not going. It would have been fun,...Show More Summary

Should WTTG Reporter Be Fired or Promoted? Depends on Which Petition You Signed

Recently, The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence gave WTTG GM Patrick Paolini a petition with 6,300 signatures demanding the FOX owned station fire chief investigative reporter Emily Miller. Miller has made news for publicly advocating for gun ownership. Show More Summary

JPMorgan Analyst: ‘2014 a Historic Year for Investment in Renewables’

Energy Finance 2015, a four-day training program for environmental advocates and attorneys, convened last week at the NYU School of Law. On day two, Paul Coster, lead alternative-energy analyst for JPMorgan Chase, made headlines by saying, “2014 was a historic year for investments for renewables.”

Myths About ‘Down Low’ Gay Men and Homophobia in the Black Community

The false notion that Black communities are somehow more homophobic than other communities must no longer guide how public health researchers, policy advocates, and practitioners grapple with the impact of HIV in Black communities. Image: Empire via YouTube The post Myths About ‘Down Low’ Gay Men and Homophobia in the Black Community appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Advocates Mobilize to Stop Georgia's Anti-LGBT 'Religious Freedom' Bill: VIDEO

23 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

An anti-LGBT "religious freedom" bill similar to the one signed into law in Indiana yesterday is currently working its way through the Georgia Legislature, but activists are hoping to stop this one before it gets to the governor's desk. Georgia's...

Pro-Abortion Senator Democrat Leader Harry Reid Retiring, Flip-Flopped on Abortion

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, an ardent abortion advocate, announced today that he is retiring from the Senate and will not seek re-election in 2016. His retirement paves the way for pro-life advocates to elect a pro-life replacement in Nevada, where his seat would be a competitive race. Harry Reid started his career in Congress […]

More States Pass ‘Right to Try’ Laws, But Will These Make a Difference?

More states are passing 'right to try' laws to widen access to experimental medicines for people facing life-threatening illnesses, but experts say the laws do not accomplish the goal, while advocates say the laws may spur Congress to act.

Last Words With RuPaul's Drag Race's Trixie Mattel

The Advocate spoke with RuPaul's Drag Race's Trixie Mattel after she sashayed away. read more

Bet You Didn’t Know: Mistake Fares Exclusively for Your City or Airline

By Julian, author of Devil’s Advocate…   Last week I wrote about some of the tools I use to quickly find and book mistake fares (see “Bet You Didn’t Know: A Toolkit for Chasing Mistake Fares). It was a popular post, but a number of folks...Show More Summary

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