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How Military Sexual Assault Victims Are Taking The Fight For Justice International

Twenty survivors -- 17 female and one male -- are taking their case to the Western Hemisphere's only international human rights body.The post How Military Sexual Assault Victims Are Taking The Fight For Justice International appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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“Give America a Raise” Bus Tour Comes to Ohio

***MEDIA ADVISORY: Friday, March 28 at 9:30 AM in Cleveland and 1:30 PM inColumbus***
The “Give America a Raise” Bus Tour Comes to Ohio
With Too Many Ohio Workers Struggling to Survive on $16,536 a Year,
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, Sen. Sherrod Brown, Cuyahoga Co.Exec. Ed FitzGerald, Local State Reps, Labor Leaders, Faith Leaders, and Low-Wage Workers Will Join Stops Along the 11-State Tour Urging Republicans in Congress to Raise the Minimum Wage to $10.10

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Bad News For Polluters: EPA Moves To Better Protect Streams And Wetlands

The hope is that these new rules will restore protection for about 20 million wetland acres and two million miles of streams whose legal status was thrown into uncertainty during the Bush era.The post Bad News For Polluters: EPA Moves To Better Protect Streams And Wetlands appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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The Third-Largest Bank Isn’t Adequately Prepared For A Crisis

Citigroup failed its second "stress test" in three years on Wednesday thanks to shoddy internal processes.The post The Third-Largest Bank Isn’t Adequately Prepared For A Crisis appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Federal Judge Tells Women Lawyers Not To Dress Like ‘An Ignorant Slut’

Among other things, Judge Kopf reveals that he has "been a dirty old man ever since I was a very young man. Except, that is, when it comes to my daughters (and other young women that I care deeply about)."The post Federal Judge Tells Women Lawyers Not To Dress Like ‘An Ignorant Slut’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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The States That Are Expanding Medicaid Just Got Some Good News

A new study finds that adults eligible for Obamacare's Medicaid expansion are in better physical and mental health than people who were enrolled in the program prior to health reform.The post The States That Are Expanding Medicaid Just Got Some Good News appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Connecticut Will Be The First State With A $10.10 Minimum Wage

It will also be the country's highest state-level minimum wage.The post Connecticut Will Be The First State With A $10.10 Minimum Wage appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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E-Clips for 3/27/2014

Ohio bill would require notice for overpaid taxes
Businesses and taxpayers would be notified when they overpay their taxes under a bill passed by the Ohio House.
Court wants answers on Ohio flooding compensation
The state must respond to complaints by dozens of landowners near Ohio’s largest inland lake who say compensation for flooding losses has been delayed again, the state Supreme Court said Wednesday.
Ohio governor OKs 4 extra ‘snow days’ for schools

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Survivors Of Domestic Violence Now Have Better Access To Obamacare Benefits

Women who have left their abusive spouses are no longer barred from the tax credits to help them afford health care.The post Survivors Of Domestic Violence Now Have Better Access To Obamacare Benefits appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Ohio schools to vie for $150 million in state grants

Hundreds of Ohio schools will be vying this spring for nearly $150 million in education grants. The second round of Gov. John Kasich’s Straight A Fund competition will encourage school districts to join forces on initiatives to improve student achievement, reduce costs and push a greater portion of education spending into classroom instruction.

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