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  • Why Obama Just Sent 8 Drug Inmates Home Early

    18 December 2014, 9:08 am by: Nicole Flatow

    Among those who will be released in the spring are Barbara Scrivner, who has already spent 19 years in prison for a minor conspiracy and possession role in assisting her then-husband sell methamphetamine. The post Why Obama Just Sent 8 Drug Inmates Home Early…
  • Indiana Court Of Appeals Grants Transgender Man Amended Birth Certificate

    18 December 2014, 8:51 am by: Zack Ford

    A transgender man successfully updated his birth certificate, but it took him a year and a half.The post Indiana Court Of Appeals Grants Transgender Man Amended Birth Certificate appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Chilling Effects: Hollywood Studio Pulls Plug On Upcoming Steve Carell Film Set In North Korea

    17 December 2014, 10:53 pm by: Judd Legum

    The "terrorist threat" was not deemed credible but the broader impact is very real.The post Chilling Effects: Hollywood Studio Pulls Plug On Upcoming Steve Carell Film Set In North Korea appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Four Executives Indicted From Company Behind West Virginia Chemical Spill

    17 December 2014, 4:48 pm by: Emily Atkin

    The indictment marks the second time this month that former Freedom Industries CEO Gary Southern has been charged with violations related to the chemical massive spill. The post Four Executives Indicted From Company Behind West Virginia Chemical Spill appeared…
  • No, American Christians Should Not Support Torture

    17 December 2014, 4:28 pm by: Jack Jenkins

    Jesus doesn't torture. Jesus WAS tortured.The post No, American Christians Should Not Support Torture appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Gov. Inslee Wants To Cap And Tax Emissions From Washington State’s Major Polluters

    17 December 2014, 3:28 pm by: Katie Valentine

    “There is a good way, instead of just using taxes to build a bridge, why not use a charge on pollution to build not only a bridge, but also clean air so kids can breathe. You get a twofer,” Inslee said. “That’s what we’re going to do.”The post Gov.…
  • What Increased Economic Ties With America Could Mean For Cuba

    17 December 2014, 3:24 pm by: Beenish Ahmed

    Despite U.S. sanctions, Americans have a very real impact on the economy. The post What Increased Economic Ties With America Could Mean For Cuba appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • UVA Asks Fraternities To Come Up With Solutions For Rape, Frats Propose More Snacks

    17 December 2014, 2:48 pm by: Erica Hellerstein

    An anonymous official in UVA's Interfraternity Council spoke to ThinkProgress about proposed "party regulations" to curb binge drinking and campus sexual assault.The post UVA Asks Fraternities To Come Up With Solutions For Rape, Frats Propose More Snacks…
  • Why Yet Another Lawmaker Just Used The Term ‘Legitimate Rape’

    17 December 2014, 2:38 pm by: Tara Culp-Ressler

    No matter how many politicians tried to distance themselves from Todd Akin, some of his views about sexual assault aren't entirely unusual. The post Why Yet Another Lawmaker Just Used The Term ‘Legitimate Rape’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • The Hypocrisy At The Center Of The GOP’s Response To New Cuba Policy

    17 December 2014, 2:26 pm by: Igor Volsky

    "I am convinced that through a policy of engagement, we can more effectively stand up for our values and help the Cuban people help themselves as they move into the 21st century," Obama said. The post The Hypocrisy At The Center Of The GOP’s Response To New…
  • Even John Yoo Says The Court Decision Rejecting Obama’s Immigration Policy Is Problematic

    17 December 2014, 1:46 pm by: Ian Millhiser

    When even the torture lawyer thinks you've gone too far, it might be time to rethink.The post Even John Yoo Says The Court Decision Rejecting Obama’s Immigration Policy Is Problematic appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Rubio Attacks Pope For Helping Broker Cuba Deal

    17 December 2014, 1:46 pm by: Judd Legum

    The Pope facilitated the historic deal as a direct participant in the talks. And Rubio is not happy about it. The post Rubio Attacks Pope For Helping Broker Cuba Deal appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • BREAKING: New York Will Ban Fracking

    17 December 2014, 1:35 pm by: Emily Atkin

    Experts noted that peer-reviewed studies on how fracking affects public health were few and far between; that the process had the potential to pollute New York's many reservoirs and aquifers; and that the economic benefit to the state would be "clearly lower…
  • Doctors May Have Violated Medical Ethics By Helping The CIA Torture Prisoners

    17 December 2014, 1:02 pm by: Sam P.K. Collins

    “Health professionals played a pivotal role in the abuse and brutality exposed in the CIA torture report and they must be held accountable,” an advocacy group says in a new report.The post Doctors May Have Violated Medical Ethics By Helping The CIA Torture…
  • Walmart’s New Pregnant Worker Protections Aren’t Protecting Pregnant Workers, Advocates Charge

    17 December 2014, 12:16 pm by: Alan Pyke

    Walmart revamped its pregnancy policies in March, but worker advocates filed a complaint on Wednesday saying the policy is failing.The post Walmart’s New Pregnant Worker Protections Aren’t Protecting Pregnant Workers, Advocates Charge appeared first on…
  • How Congress Could Finally Change The Nonsensical Way We Fund Schools

    17 December 2014, 12:13 pm by: Lisette Partelow - Guest Contributor

    A 1965 law might be getting a much-needed overhaul soon.The post How Congress Could Finally Change The Nonsensical Way We Fund Schools appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Most Doctors In The United States Now Support ‘Death With Dignity’ Laws

    17 December 2014, 11:40 am by: Tara Culp-Ressler

    For the first time, more than 50% of doctors favor letting terminally ill patients end their lives.The post Most Doctors In The United States Now Support ‘Death With Dignity’ Laws appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • 25 Families Forced To Flee Their Homes Due To Uncontrolled Gas Leak At Fracking Well

    17 December 2014, 11:10 am by: Katie Valentine

    This isn't the first time leaking gas wells have forced evacuations in Ohio. The post 25 Families Forced To Flee Their Homes Due To Uncontrolled Gas Leak At Fracking Well appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • Terri Schiavo’s Husband Speaks Out On Jeb Bush’s Presidential Bid

    17 December 2014, 11:08 am by: Josh Israel

    "If you want a government that’s gonna intrude on your life, enforce their personal views on you, then I guess Jeb Bush is your man,"The post Terri Schiavo’s Husband Speaks Out On Jeb Bush’s Presidential Bid appeared first on ThinkProgress.
  • The Largest City To Implement Policy Body Cam Policy In America

    17 December 2014, 9:31 am by: Carimah Townes

    A step in the right direction. The post The Largest City To Implement Policy Body Cam Policy In America appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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