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4 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Labor Secretary Says U.S. Record On Paid Parental Leave Is 'Dismal': 'We Need To Lead'

WASHINGTON -- In a wide-ranging and progressive speech on jobs, Labor Secretary Tom Perez said Monday the path to more "shared prosperity" in the U.S. economy lies in a higher minimum wage, paid family leave for workers and stronger union density in the private sector. Speaking at the National Press Club, Perez argued that U.S. workers are significantly better off ...

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7 HOURS AGO - The Nation

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The Supreme Court Eviscerates the Voting Rights Act in a Texas Voter-ID Decision

(AP Photo/Gerry Broome) In 1963, only 156 of 15,000 eligible black voters in Selma, Alabama, were registered to vote. The federal government filed four lawsuits against the county registrars between 1963 and 1965, but the number of black registered voters only increased from 156 to 383 during that time. The law couldn’t keep up with the pace and intensity of ...

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7 HOURS AGO - The Nation

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The Supreme Court Eviscerates the Voting Rights Act in Texas Voter-ID Decision

(AP Photo/Gerry Broome) In 1963, only 156 of 15,000 eligible black voters in Selma, Alabama, were registered to vote. The federal government filed four lawsuits against the county registrars between 1963 and 1965, but the number of black registered voters only increased from 156 to 383 during that time. The law couldn’t keep up with the pace and intensity of ...

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9 HOURS AGO - The Nation

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The Supreme Court Eviscerates the Voting Rights Act in Texas Voter ID Decision

(AP Photo/Gerry Broome) In 1963, only 156 of 15,000 eligible black voters in Selma, Alabama, were registered to vote. The federal government filed four lawsuits against the county registrars between 1963 and 1965, but the number of black registered voters only increased from 156 to 383 during that time. The law couldn’t keep up with the pace and intensity of ...

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OCT 18, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Supreme Court Justices Balk At Last-Minute Voting Changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year. Like earlier orders in North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin, the ...

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