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Today the Raw Story published an article titled “17 arrested at NAACP ‘pray-in’ against North Carolina Republican agenda.”
The article’s author Stephen C. Webster writes:
Facing what they called an “avalanche” of right-wing legislation this session, 17 activists with the North Carolina chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NC-NAACP) gathered at the state assembly’s doors on Monday and joined hands in prayer, then refused to leave.
The group, eight of them ministers according to an NC-NAACP advisory, held vigil to protest the Republican-dominated legislature’s progress on cutting unemployment benefits, cutting taxes for the wealthy while increasing taxes on the poor, rejecting the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid, and moving to pass a restrictive voter ID law that will dial down turnout among minorities, the elderly and students.
Today Al Jazeera published an article titled “Clashes erupt over Bangladesh building owner.”
The article reads:
A top Bangladesh court has ordered the government to “immediately” confiscate the property of a collapsed building’s owner, as thousands of protesters demanding death penalty for the man clashed with police, leaving 100 people injured.
A two-judge panel of the High Court on Tuesday also asked the central bank to freeze the assets of the owners of the five garment factories in the building, and use the money to pay the salaries and other benefits of their workers.
IN OTHER NEWS
Today Think Progress published an article titled “Chris Broussard And ESPN Decline To Apologize For On-Air Condemnation Of Jason Collins.”
The article’s author Zack Ford writes:
When ESPN finally got around to reporting about the historic coming out of NBA player Jason Collins on Monday, the conversation on Outside The Lines devolved to contributor Chris Broussard claiming that Collins is “walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ” because he’s “openly living in unrepentant sin.” Since then, both ESPN and Broussard have released statements addressing the segment, neither of which includes any form of apology.
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