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Vermont becomes first state to allow women to enlist for combat in its National Guard

Vermont’s National Guard announced this week that it will now allow women to fill roles in its combat arms units, making it the first state…

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New York requires $15 broadband for poor people, promptly gets sued by ISPs

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | eccolo74) Internet service providers today sued New York to block a state law that requires ISPs to sell $15-per-month broadband…

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Biden to transgender Americans: ‘Your president has your back.’

President Biden’s remarks, made during his first joint address to Congress, comes amid a wave of state bills targeting transgender people. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/biden-transgender-americans-your-president-has-your-back-n1265836 Droolin’ Dog…

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More than 400 businesses back LGBTQ rights act

Apple, PepsiCo, General Motors, Delta Airlines and Amazon are among the companies that have signed on to support the federal Equality Act. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/more-400-businesses-back-lgbtq-rights-act-n1265605 Droolin’…

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How Chicago’s affordable housing system perpetuates city’s long history of segregation

Government backed affordable housing in Chicago has largely been confined to majority Black neighborhoods with high concentrations of poverty, a design that has perpetuated the…

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Biden’s latest stimulus plan: Reducing inequality

Republican lawmakers for years have longed to pass legislation that would rejuvenate the nation’s aging infrastructure and boost economic growth. They might finally get it…

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Reversing Trump, Pentagon to release new transgender policy

The Pentagon on Wednesday will sweep away Trump-era policies that largely banned transgender people from serving in the military, issuing new rules that offer them…

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Pelosi, White House recognize Equal Pay Day

The White House and lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday recognized Equal Pay Day, holding events throughout Washington to shine light on the economic inequality…

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Here are the three GOP lawmakers who voted for the Equality Act

Three Republicans opted to buck party lines and join Democrats in voting for the Equality Act on Thursday.The sweeping civil rights bill … Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/house/540605-here-are-the-three-gop-lawmakers-who-voted-for-the-equality-act Droolin’…

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World’s richest got wealthier during pandemic while inequality grew for the rest

Almost every country in the world is likely to see an increase in inequality because of the pandemic, according to a new report. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/world-s-richest-become-wealthier-during-covid-pandemic-inequality-grows-n1255506…

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LGBT groups in Japan launch petition seeking equality law

Sexual minority groups and human rights activists are launching a petition calling for an LGBT equality law in Japan in hopes that it can be…

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Princeton University to compensate female professors with nearly $1 million in backpay

<p>More than 100 women had been paid less than their male counterparts, the review finds</p> Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/princeton-university-female-professors-backpay-pay-gap-b1033388.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared…

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Ten myths about the racial wealth gap

For years, there’s been a popular notion — even among some Black people — that the wealth difference between white and Black Americans could be…

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Now is the perfect time to talk about how the Ivy League enables inequality

Why do the nation’s best universities want to serve as finishing schools for the elite rather than launching pads for the determined? Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/protests-race-injustice-should-make-us-look-how-ivy-league-ncna1231618 Droolin’…

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'It's time for new leadership in this country': George W Bush and Mitt Romney among Republicans who say they won't back Trump re-election

Growing numbers of prominent GOP figures debating how far to go in opposing president Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-presidential-us-election-republicans-george-w-bush-mitt-romney-a9553111.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it…

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Idaho governor signs two bills aimed at limiting transgender individuals

Idaho signed two anti-transgender bills, with Gov. Brad Little. (R) approving legislation to prohibit sex changes on birth certificates and bans on transgender girls and women…

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This Bernie Sanders supporter thinks the coronavirus pandemic has shown that being moderate is useless

‘Everyone turns into a progressive when there’s a crisis’ Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-election/polarized-washington-election-trump-sanders-biden-coronavirus-pandemic-response-a9431141.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was…

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The coronavirus has forced the government to finally acknowledge the real wealth creators

Just months ago, the government described these workers as ‘low skilled’, now they’re the ones keeping our country going Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/coronavirus-key-workers-nhs-police-military-low-skilled-jobs-a9416876.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out…

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Lawmakers call for universal basic income amid coronavirus crisis

Multiple lawmakers have proposed economic stimulus packages and universal basic income programs as the coronavirus begins to take a larger toll on the American economy.On Friday,…

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We all have a part to play in the battle for gender equality – it needs to be a reality, not just an ideal

As we unite this International Women’s Day, let’s reaffirm our commitment to working towards lasting change Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/sadiq-khan-international-womens-day-gender-equality-a9384401.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and…

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City Hall record muddles Bloomberg’s income inequality message

NEW YORK — Michael Bloomberg casts himself as a champion for working-class Americans in his free-spending bid for the White House, but his record as…

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A cure for income inequality?

NEWARK, N.J. — Local leaders across the United States are turning to private donors to fund an out-of-the-box policy experiment they think could go mainstream:…

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