Court agrees with tossing strict North Dakota abortion law

FILE – In this Feb. 20, 2013 file photo, an abortion protester stands outside the Red River Valley Women’s Clinic in Fargo, N.D. A federal appeals court affirmed a ruling Wednesday, July 22, 2015 that struck down one of the strictest anti-abortion laws in the country: a North Dakota law that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, More...

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By RNSnews On Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
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New York state to raise fast food minimum wages

New York state fast food workers’ wages will eventually rise to $15 (£9.60) an hour, after a state wage board unanimously recommended the increase. New York City workers will be the first to benefit, with More...

By RNSnews On Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
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Massachusetts police kill man who pointed BB gun at them

BROCKTON, Mass. – A prosecutor’s office says police in Massachusetts have shot and killed a man who pointed a realistic-looking BB gun at them. The Plymouth district attorney’s office says two More...

By RNSnews On Monday, June 29th, 2015
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OPM Suspends Federal Background Check System in Wake of Hack

The fallout from a pair of major federal data breaches continues: The Office of Personnel Management is suspending the online system that new federal employees and contractors use to submit forms for background More...

By RNSnews On Sunday, June 28th, 2015
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Confederate Flag Protest: Two Activists Arrested at South Carolina Statehouse

Two activists were arrested early Saturday after one removed the Confederate flag from a pole outside South Carolina’s statehouse in Columbia, officials said. The flag was quickly replaced. Brittany Ann Byuarim More...

By RNSnews On Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015
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Inability to Marry Makes Life Complicated, Same-Sex Couples Say

(WASHINGTON)— A middle-of-the night trip to the emergency room, with her 9-month-old son coughing and laboring to breathe, gave Pam Yorksmith her latest reminder of why she took up the fight for same-sex marriage. Before More...

By RNSnews On Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
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Madrid council ‘indignado’ Rita Maestre under fire for topless church protest

Calls for resignation of Ahora Madrid councillor who took part in 2011 demonstration against Catholic church’s interventions in women’s issues Rita Maestre, a new member of Madrid’s city council, was involved More...

By RNSnews On Sunday, June 14th, 2015
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Shots fired at Cleveland police in foot chase of suspect

Shots were fired Sunday at Cleveland police officers in a foot chase of a suspect near the site of a boy’s fatal encounter with officers last year, police said. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams told More...

By RNSnews On Sunday, June 14th, 2015
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Why the Marines have failed to adopt a new sniper rifle in the past 14 years

Marine Corps snipers from the Second Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, operate on a rooftop in Ramadi, Iraq, in October 2004. (Jim MacMillan/AP) It was the summer of 2011 in southern Helmand province, Afghanistan, More...

By RNSnews On Thursday, June 4th, 2015
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Argentinians Protest Against Domestic Violence With ‘Not One Less’ Slogan

An Argentinian campaign called #NiUnaMenos (Not One Less) is drawing attention to high levels of gender-based violence in Latin America. On Wednesday, protests were held in 70 cities across Argentina as well as More...