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Attorney General Holder promises no death penalty for Snowden + second Pussy Riot member denied parole
US deportations of Mexican minors no the rise + an ominous new study regarding the future cost of brain disorders
Citi Bike program accidentally leaks member information + bribery exposed in China’s public hospitals
Poll captures public opinion on Zimmerman verdict + Justice Department sues Florida over treatment of disabled children.
New report on civilian death toll from US drone strikes + Facebook won’t help U.N fight pirates
The latest on North Carolina voter ID + the California state prison hunger strike
Rick Perry signs abortion restrictions into law + inmate art at Pelican Bay State Prison
GOP admits using voter ID to help suppress votes + the latest on patent reform
The LGBT community stands behind Trayvon Martin + gay rights activist killed in Cameroon
What’s next for Zimmerman + unconstitutional execution in Georgia, USA
Walmart opposing living wage legislation in DC + Republicans take aim at food stamp program
Scary stats regarding student loan debt + U.S retailers offer subpar plan for improving Bangladeshi garment industry.
California inmates on hunger strike + North Carolina activists push back against abortion restrictions.
Health websites possibly leaking personal data to third parties + Congress grapples with Egyptian aid package
California inmates undergo sterilizations without approval + insurers refuse to cover Kansas schools w/ armed staff.
Abortion access in Ireland + changes in North Carolina election law
Marriage equality support at a record high + Missouri inmates allege forced fights to amuse guards.
A look at the elderly prison population + Brazilians of African descent demand equality
Mayor Bloomberg’s faulty logic regarding stop and frisk.
The implications of Vance v. Ball State University
The biggest liberal protest of 2013+ data surveillance in the UK
Rick Perry revives abortion bill + NYC City Council approves Community Safety Act
A historic filibuster + a historic moment for marriage equality
Most Texans oppose anti-abortion measures + immigration reform compromise
Study finds gay couples have a harder time finding apartments to rent + transgender people join Turkish protests.
Massive demonstrations in Brazil + unionizing home health care
France pressures Google for more transparency + anti-gay organization disbands and apologizes to LGBT community.
Supreme Court cases awaiting decision.
Did Facebook just block Tor? + Gov. Rick Scott’s low blow to Florida workers
Apple releases figures on government requests of customer information + renewed protests in Egypt
The immediate results of yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling + Australian government announces new gender guidelines.
New survey from Pew highlights LGBT discrimination.
Mississippi’s poor in danger of losing Medicaid + 300 Cambodian workers fired during factory strike
Obama embraces emergency contraception without a prescription + labor unions cry for real reform of Bangladesh’s garment industry.
The latest on the pay gap.
Your gender/sexism news round-up
The issues to think about during Pride Month.
Stories about Guantanamo Bay that may have slipped under your radar.
Native American student denied diploma + poultry plant fire kills 120 workers
A look at the Obama administration’s crackdown on whistle-blowers
Obama pushed Congress to halt student loan interest rate increase + Police crack down on protesters in Istanbul’s Taksim Square
Michele Bachmann leaves Congress + the truth comes out about Artic oil drill run aground + Femen protesters arrested.
Texas shuts 1.5 million low-income workers out of basic health coverage + suspected US drone crashes in Somalia
Texas okays guns on college campuses + New York Anti-Violence Project responds to rash of gay bashings.
It’s all about veterans on this Memorial Day episode of The Daily Beat!
Boy Scouts of America lift ban on gay members, still discriminates against leaders + Pakistan on Obama’s counter-terrorism speech.
Boy Scouts of America vote on gay ban + a look into the blossoming, and devastating, coal mining industry of Mozambique.
Judge orders closed session in Bradley Manning court-martial + Guatemala genocide conviction overturned
Factory blast in China leaves 13 dead + Oklahoma plunged into spending cut debate after tornado
New stats on military sexual trauma + the disturbing fetal death bill of the Virgina GOP nominee for state attorney general.
Women in developing countries lack access to birth control, study shows + International Day Against Homophobia
Florida student won’t face charges for science experiment gone awry + the latest threat on workers’ rights to organize
Evening cable news shows white-washed, study finds + brothel owners on LinkedIn’s anti-prostitution policy.
Supreme Court rules in favor of Monsanto + Sen. Elizabeth Warren sets sights on student loan interest rates.
NYC sees streak of gay bashings + Detroit fast food workers go on strike
Texas authorities launch criminal investigation into West, Texas explosion + sports clubs for women crop up in Kuwait.
Crime rate drops with review of Stop and Frisk + another sport star’s coming out
The truth behind LGBT discrimination at work + how to navigate the garment industry as an ethical shopper
James Holmes to plea not guilty by reasons of insanity + Department of Defense releases military sexual assault report.
Sequestration threatens domestic abuse and sexual assault victims services
Apple avoids $9.2 billion in taxes + Minnesota moves to expand tuition aid to undocumented students
Maryland signs abolition of the death penalty + South Dakota tribe faces ultimatum
The facts about the discrimination of Roma + a campaign in California demands healthcare for undocumented immigrants.
Chris Broussard’s remarks on Jason Collins + High Court of Bangladesh takes action against collapsed building owners
Jason Collins comes out + black voters make history
A bill to legalize discrimination against LGBT people in Washington + Women can now legally pray at Western Wall.
New Department of Justice guidelines for rape victim emergency care + Boston hospitals and insurers waive medical fees
Hospitals conducting de facto deportations + an 8-story building of garment factories in Bangladesh collapses, dozens dead.
TSA postpones controversial rule change + high school student pushes back against abstinence-only education.
The problem with resorting to labels in times of crisis + discrimination rears its ugly head in school suspension statistics.
Boston on lockdown + Boy Scouts of America discussing lifting discriminatory ban on gay members
A fertilizer plant explodes in West, Texas + Gun violence victims subject to background checks
Amnesty International calls for an investigation into the death of a protester + study links belief in angry god to mental illness.
President Obama on the Boston Marathon attack.
Looking ahead to Earth Day + 31 dead in rash of bombings in Iraq + Ohio tries to defund Planned Parenthood (again)
Reebok pressured into dropping Rick Ross after date rape lyric outrage + Egyptian army denies torturing protesters.
Uruguay legalized same-sex marriage + Connecticut gun store with connection to Newtown in violation of federal regulations.
Sequester takes toll on cancer patients + the latest on death penalty abolition from Amnesty International
Speaker Quinn creates LGBT Advisory Panel for NYPD + hunger strikers at Guantanamo force-fed.
Questioning Margaret Thatcher’s legacy as a “feminist icon” + tomorrow is Equal Pay Day.
Landmark victory for women’s rights + Muslim women send a message to ‘sextremist’ collective Femen.
A mom pushes Mattel to make party supplies featuring Barbies of color + a critique of the NRA’s “National School Shield.”
The AP Stylebook drops the term “illegal immigrant” + The UN adopts historic Arms Trade Treaty
Autism Awareness Month + town in Georgia passes mandatory gun ordinance, encouraging citizens to take law in their own hands.
A special episode dedicated to marriage equality.
Gender myths debunked + NYC Council poised to pass bill requiring paid sick leave
Search warrants of Adam Lanza’s home released + CA Chick-fil-A gives away coupons at marriage equality rally.
Our favorite moment from yesterday’s oral arguments on Prop 8 + Russia cracks down on human rights watchdogs
Your BTR cheat sheet for DOMA and Prop 8.
A round-up of the Supreme Court cases and UN actions you should be tuned into this month!
Body armor for children hits the American market + Representative John Kavanagh proposes anti-trans bill in Arizona.
We ask women what they think of Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” + Marijuana sniffing dogs retrained in Washington
A petition to get COPS off the air + UK charities combine to aid Syria + conservatives continue to besmirch Ashley Judd.
Cyberattack on Florida elections website + a historic trial for Guatemala + NJ Senate panel approves bill banning gay conversion therapy.
Ohio’s attorney general pursues further charges after Steubenville rape case convictions.
UN official says drone strikes kill innocents in Pakistan + Pope Francis under scrutiny + HIV “functionally cured”
The man behind the infamous 47 percent video reveals himself + Fox apologizes for using B-roll of boobs in Women’s Day coverage.
National Association of Letter Carriers calls for a national day of action March 24 + the truth about NGOs.
A report documents the impact of NYPD’s targeting of Muslims on the Muslim community + another protest for Kimani Gray.
Some SXSW updates + corporate profits have never been higher; U.S. companies parking $166 billion in offshore tax havens.
Obama signs expanded Violence Against Women Act + Bill Clinton urges court to overturn DOMA
North Korea threatens nuclear strike + writers and activists take a discerning look at victim blaming.
The human rights abuses of Chavez’s presidency + The National Guestworker Alliance organizes a work stoppage at McDonald’s.
The NCAA releases a guidebook for creating more LGBT-inclusive college sports teams.
Freedom to Connect 2013 & the 57th Commission on the Status of Women kick off today + The Daily Caller slut shames Ashley Judd.
A mayoral candidate is murdered in Mississippi + a glimpse into life in Tehran.
Businesses push back against Defense of Marriage Act + NYC tries to dismiss lawsuit against NYPD.
Arkansas still grappling over abortion ban + a UNC student might be expelled for speaking out against sexual assault.
Today is the anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death + prominent actors of color left out of Oscar’s “In Memoriam” reel.
An article on how The Onion’s crude tweet aimed at Quvenzhane Wallis illustrates racially-infected attitudes towards sheltering children.
Two more stories on how sexualized violence is used as a tool of genocide and conflict.
Syrian women share stories of torture and rape at the hands of government forces + the U.S is split on the next pope.
A new documentary shines a light on innocent persons condemned to death row + Maryland rallies to abolish the death penalty.
Ethiopian activists claim their government is leasing community lands to foreign companies.
The numbers are in: New York City spent at least $20 million over the course of the school bus strike.
Could the money spent on the One Billion Rising campaign have been better spent on grassroots efforts?
Is Glee the most regressive show on television?
While Obama pushes for universal Pre-K, a Republican-hyped for-profit school deletes students’ failing grades.
Will Obama fight for gay rights in his second term?
Research by Christopher Petrella and Josh Begley suggests that people of color are especially over-represented in for-profit prisons
Your weekend roundup of political action in New York City this weekend. Bad weather be damned!
An LGBT organization slams Obama for supporting an evangelical group with ties to anti-gay legislation in Uganda.
While Britain votes to allow same-sex marriage, The Boy Scouts of America postpone the decision on whether or not to lift the ban on gay members.
Today is the 20th anniversary of the Family Medical Leave Act. We talk sick leave for food service workers and sexist Super Bowl ads.
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