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Virginia Governor Vetoes Anti-LGBT ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill

WASHINGTON — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have allowed businesses and individuals to cite their religious beliefs as a reason for refusing services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and …

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Mississippi Bill Would Let Churches Create Armed Security Squads

What would Jesus pack? The Mississippi Senate just passed a bill that would allow churches to train members to carry guns and act as security guards during religious services — and exempt them from legal action if …

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Why Utah’s Nonsensical New Abortion Bill Is So Bad For Women

This week Utah’s “adamantly pro-life” governor signed a bill that makes the state the first in the country to require that every single woman who gets an abortion at or beyond 20 weeks receives anesthesia. At …

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90 Big-Name Business Leaders Just Took A Stand Against North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law

The fight against North Carolina’s new anti-LGBT law gained some high-profile support on Tuesday, when more than 90 prominent business leaders signed a letter calling for a full repeal. “Discrimination is wrong, and …

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Massive Insurer Convinces Judge It Isn’t Too Big To Fail

MetLife, a giant insurer the Obama administration deemed in 2014 was too big to fail, has convinced a judge that it’s not. The move puts the entire financial system at higher risk of future crashes and taxpayer-funded …

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Big-City Mayors, Governor Stand Up To Discriminatory North Carolina Law

The governor of New York, and the mayors of New York City and Seattle, announced on Monday that their state and cities would be joining San Francisco in adopting a ban on publicly-funded employee travel to North …

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Labor Unions Dodge A Bullet At The Supreme Court

Labor unions can breathe a sigh of relief. On Tuesday, an equally divided Supreme Court affirmed a lower court’s ruling in a case that posed an existential threat to public-sector unionism. As a result of the split …

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Zachary Hammond’s Family Settles Police Shooting Lawsuit

The family of Zachary Hammond, the unarmed South Carolina teen fatally shot by a Seneca police lieutenant last year, has settled a wrongful death lawsuit against the city for $2.1 million, their attorney said late …

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Missouri Judge Guts Law Written To Curb Money-Hungry Municipal Courts

ST. LOUIS — A Missouri state judge on Monday gutted a bipartisan law, passed in the wake of the unrest in Ferguson, that aimed to prevent small municipalities from using their courts to significantly subsidize their …

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North Carolina Governor: Criticism Over Anti-LGBT Law Is ‘Political Theater’

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R), who signed an anti-LGBT bill into law this week, dismissed widespread criticism of the bill Monday as simply a “branding effort.” “This national political campaign directed …

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