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Girl, 10, to get lung transplant after...

Girl, 10, to get lung transplant after sparking debate

06/12/13 11:49AM

Sarah Murnaghan, the 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who sparked a national debate about transplant rules about children receiving lungs, will receive a transplant. Dr. Ben Gaston from University Hospital Case Western weighs in on the effects of this... watch

House GOP pushes to ban abortions at 20 weeks

House GOP pushes to ban abortions at 20 weeks

06/12/13 11:41AM

The Republican-led push to ban abortions at 20 weeks has once again made its way into the halls of Congress. The bill, sponsored by Arizona Rep. Trent Franks, violates Roe v. Wade, which guarantees a woman’s right to an abortion until viability is... watch

Newtown families to meet with Washington...

Newtown families to meet with Washington lawmakers

06/12/13 11:29AM

The families of Newtown victims are back on Capitol Hill, meeting with lawmakers to renew their push for gun control legislation. MSNBC's Thomas Roberts discusses the families' trip with Sabrina Siddiqui from the Huffington Post, columnist Earl Ofari... watch

NSA's surveillance program violates First...

NSA's surveillance program violates First Amendment

06/12/13 10:58AM

The ACLU has filed suit against the director of national intelligence, claiming the secret surveillance program violates the right to free speech as well as the right to privacy. Meanwhile, a bipartisan group of senators has proposed a bill that would... watch

Businesswoman reviewing co-worker. (Stock Photo by Robert Nicholas/OJO Images/Getty Images)

Wage gap even more pronounced for Latinas

06/10/13 07:01PM

On the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, the most popular statistic cited seems to be that women on average earn just 77 cents to every man’s dollar. But if you dig deeper into Census Bureau data, there’s another stat that highlights an even more vulnerable demographic: Latinas, who are paid just 60 cents for every dollar paid to men.... read more

The One Million Bones installation on the National Mall in Washington DC, USA. June 8, 2013. (Photo Courtesy of Teru Kuwayama)

'One Million Bones' lays bare human toll of genocide

06/10/13 02:04PM

As the U.S. grapples with how to intervene in a distant conflict that has claimed the lives of more than 70,000 Syrians, an art installation in the heart of the nation’s capital brings home the realities of mass atrocities and genocide. 
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Members of the LGBT community and their supporters gather to speak out after a string a bias attacks, including the fatal shooting of 32-year old Mark Carson on Saturday, during a rally in New York's Greenwich Village, Monday, May 20, 2013.  A spate of...

Christine Quinn confronts NYC hate crimes in quest to be mayor

06/07/13 04:06PM

As the nation awaits Supreme Court rulings in two historic marriage equality cases, the LGBT community has a lot to look forward to this June, during gay pride month. But in New York City, a rash of anti-gay violence--and the enhanced police presence required to stop it--casts a shadow on the celebration.
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