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April 17 2014

From ThinkProgress Thu Apr 17 2014, 09:35:40

Crude oil is resurfacing with the arrival of spring in Lac-Mégantic.

The post Spring Brings New Environmental Worries For Weary Lac-Mégantic appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Thu Apr 17 2014, 09:32:12

One year after Congress failed to pass a background check bill that 90 percent of Americans supported, groups to combat the National Rifle Association are pledging to take the gun lobby head on like never before.

The post 5 Ways Gun Safety Advocates Are Taking Up The NRA Playbook appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Thu Apr 17 2014, 09:19:51

Connecticut sent a transgender teenager to an adult prison despite no charges against her. The state's Department of Children and Families has stated that she demonstrated a pattern of violence, but she has also been a victim of repeated sexual abuse under the department's custody.

The post Transgender Youth Confined In Adult Prison Writes Of Experiencing Extensive Past Sexual Abuse appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Thu Apr 17 2014, 09:05:50

Measles and mumps, which used to be practically eradicated in the U.S. thanks to vaccines, are now sickening an unusually high number of people.

The post Diseases That Can Be Prevented With Vaccines Continue To Spread appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Thu Apr 17 2014, 09:03:41

Russian president Vladimir Putin had a surprise guest in his annual press conference, but didn't give him a totally honest answer.

The post Putin Tells NSA Leaker Snowden There's No Mass Surveillance In Russia appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Thu Apr 17 2014, 08:55:23

New York City lawmakers proposed raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour for large chain stores and restaurants.

The post The Country's Largest City Is Considering A $15 Minimum Wage appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Thu Apr 17 2014, 08:35:13

Pop culture news you should know, including the new book chronicling Soul Train's history and an exciting movie sequel that's in the works.

The post The Previews: 'All That,' 'Soul Train,' And Shazam appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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From ThinkProgress Thu Apr 17 2014, 08:30:11

Start your day with a round-up of LGBT political news stories!

The post The Morning Pride: April 17, 2014 appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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April 16 2014

From ThinkProgress Wed Apr 16 2014, 17:25:58

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.

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From ThinkProgress Wed Apr 16 2014, 17:08:12

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 Street appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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