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  • In Denial

    16 April 2014, 5:25 pm

    Some conservatives not only oppose an increase, but they would go so far as to repeal the existing minimum wage altogether. The post In Denial appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • How Phoenix Convicted A Transgender Woman For Walking Down The Street

    16 April 2014, 5:08 pm

    An attempt to reduce sex work in Phoenix, Arizona has led to trans women experiencing more police profiling. Last week, Monica Jones was convicted for what she calls, "walking while trans."The post How Phoenix Convicted A Transgender Woman For Walking Down The…
  • Is This The End Of China’s Coal Boom?

    16 April 2014, 5:08 pm

    A new report documents China's response to the almost unimaginable life-shortening air pollution caused by its rapid growth in coal use.The post Is This The End Of China’s Coal Boom? appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • North Dakota Finds Itself Unprepared To Handle The Radioactive Burden Of Its Fracking Boom

    16 April 2014, 4:39 pm

    North Dakota recently discovered piles of garbage bags containing radioactive waste dumped by oil drillers in abandoned buildings. Now, the state is trying to catch up to an oil industry that produces an estimated 27 tons of radioactive debris from wells…
  • Detroit Retiree On Pension Cuts Deal: ‘The Damage Has Already Been Done’

    16 April 2014, 4:35 pm

    Emergency personnel will see no pension cuts and others are getting a much smaller cut than had been offered before, but that's cold comfort for many.The post Detroit Retiree On Pension Cuts Deal: ‘The Damage Has Already Been Done’ appeared first on…
  • Could Australia Use Plants To Pull CO2 Out Of The Air And Store It Underground?

    16 April 2014, 4:29 pm

    bio-energy with carbon capture and storage involves burning biomass -- trees, plants, crop materials, woodchips -- to generate electricity, then capturing the carbon that is released and pumping it underground in geologic reservoirs.The post Could Australia…
  • The Truth About The Desperate Attempt To Unskew Obamacare Enrollment Numbers

    16 April 2014, 4:14 pm

    Far from obscuring the effects of Obamacare, the Census changes could provide a more precise measurement for how many people actually benefited from reform. The post The Truth About The Desperate Attempt To Unskew Obamacare Enrollment Numbers appeared first on…
  • Missouri Lawmakers Keep Comparing Women To Cars, And Women Aren’t Pleased

    16 April 2014, 3:49 pm

    In response, women are packing legislative hearing rooms carrying signs that read, "I'm not a car."The post Missouri Lawmakers Keep Comparing Women To Cars, And Women Aren’t Pleased appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • This State Will Offer Free College Tuition To High School Graduates

    16 April 2014, 3:37 pm

    Tennessee will be the first state to make attendance at a two-year college totally free.The post This State Will Offer Free College Tuition To High School Graduates appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Oklahoma Will Charge Customers Who Install Their Own Solar Panels

    16 April 2014, 3:37 pm

    Oklahoma residents who produce their own energy through solar panels or small wind turbines on their property will now be charged an additional fee, the result of a new bill passed by the state legislature.The post Oklahoma Will Charge Customers Who Install…
  • Twitter Wants To Sell Information On Your Daily Routine To Advertisers

    16 April 2014, 3:21 pm

    Twitter is buying its longtime data partner, Gnip, for an undisclosed amount of cash so it can profit off users' data by selling it to advertisers. The post Twitter Wants To Sell Information On Your Daily Routine To Advertisers appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Philadelphia Police Will No Longer Hold Immigrants Without A Warrant

    16 April 2014, 2:43 pm

    A decrease in Philadelphia's deference to federal immigration requests could lead to an uptick in trust by the city's immigrant community. The post Philadelphia Police Will No Longer Hold Immigrants Without A Warrant appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • How Police And Florida State University Botched The Jameis Winston Sexual Assault Investigation

    16 April 2014, 1:54 pm

    A new report in the New York Times details police and university failures in the Jameis Winston case -- and America's failures on sexual assault in general. The post How Police And Florida State University Botched The Jameis Winston Sexual Assault…
  • The Harshest Abortion Ban In The Country Has Been Overturned

    16 April 2014, 1:14 pm

    A federal judge has permanently blocked North Dakota's six week abortion ban.The post The Harshest Abortion Ban In The Country Has Been Overturned appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Gitmo Judge Delays The 9/11 Trial That Should’ve Ended Years Ago

    16 April 2014, 12:37 pm

    The masterminds behind 9/11 have been on trial since 2008. In the meantime, civilian courts have racked up dozens of terrorism convictions.The post Gitmo Judge Delays The 9/11 Trial That Should’ve Ended Years Ago appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • This Man Would Have Spent 3.5 Extra Years In Prison For A Typo, If Not For Obama’s Clemency

    16 April 2014, 12:14 pm

    Years after his sentencing, Ceasar Huerta Cantu discovered "on a lark" that he had been over-sentenced because of a clerical error. But a judge ruled that a statute of limitations meant he had to stay in prison. The post This Man Would Have Spent 3.5 Extra…
  • Appeals Court Ruling Means Americans Will Breathe Less Toxic Pollutants

    16 April 2014, 12:00 pm

    Though the rules that cover large electric power plants will mean a $9.6 billion per year hit to the economy, the economic benefits total as much as $90 billion a year.The post Appeals Court Ruling Means Americans Will Breathe Less Toxic Pollutants appeared…
  • Petraeus: Prospect Of Final Nuclear Deal With Iran Is ‘Now Maybe Better Than 50/50’

    16 April 2014, 11:52 am

    “I’m actually starting to believe that an agreement is possible," former CIA Director David Petraeus said at an event at Harvard University last week. The post Petraeus: Prospect Of Final Nuclear Deal With Iran Is ‘Now Maybe Better Than 50/50’ appeared…
  • Female CEO Says Man Told Her He’d Take A Job If She Slept With Him

    16 April 2014, 11:39 am

    Yunha Kim, CEO of Locket, shares her experiences with inappropriate emails and worse.The post Female CEO Says Man Told Her He’d Take A Job If She Slept With Him appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • These Creative Condoms Could Help Save Lives

    16 April 2014, 11:02 am

    Public health advocates in Kenya are trying to eliminate the stigma associated with buying condoms.The post These Creative Condoms Could Help Save Lives appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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