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10/17/2013 - Over Half of Fast Food Workers Enrolled in Public Assistance Programs
A new study by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley reveals that 52 percent of fast-food workers are forced to enroll their families in public assistance programs to get by, costing American taxpayers almost $7 billion annually....

10/4/2013 - Wendy Davis Announces Run For Texas Governor
Wendy Davis announced yesterday that she will run for Texas governor in the November 2014 elections....

3/19/2013 - Federal Judge Overturns Missouri Birth Control Law
On Monday, a federal judge overturned a Missouri law that would allow employers to deny contraceptive coverage for their employees....

3/14/2013 - Archbishop of Buenos Aires Elected as Pope
Yesterday Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was elected to replace Pope Benedict XVI....

2/12/2013 - Pope Benedict XVI Resigns
Yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he will abdicate his position on February 28....

9/14/2011 - Case Against Pope Filed Before International Criminal Court
The Center for Constitutional Rights and Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) filed a case with the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague against Pope Benedict XVI and three top Vatican officials - Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican's secretary of state, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, dean of the College of Cardinals, and Cardinal William Levada, head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith - for crimes against humanity in their cover up of the sexual abuses of children by priests....

9/22/2010 - Court Rules LA Abortion Clinic Can Remain Open
A state court ruled on Tuesday that an abortion clinic in Shreveport, Louisiana, will remain open until legal proceedings regarding its license suspension have concluded....

7/23/2009 - Court Rules NYC Fire Department Uses Discriminatory Hiring Practices
The Federal District Court in Brooklyn ruled Wednesday that the New York City Fire Department uses discriminatory hiring practices against black and Hispanic applicants....

6/30/2009 - Supreme Court Rules in Favor of White Firefighters
The Supreme Court yesterday ruled in a razor slim 5-4 decision in favor of a group of white firefighters from New Haven, Connecticut on a Title VII race case that has far reaching impact on race, sex, and ethnicity employment cases....

3/13/2008 - Oklahoma Man Not Charged for Violating Privacy of 16 Year Old Girl
Oklahoma's Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that taking pictures up someone's skirt in a public place is not a crime....

7/6/2006 - Amnesty May Be Granted to Ugandan Responsible for Kidnapping, Sex Slavery
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni announced Tuesday that if peace talks are successful, he will grant amnesty to Joseph Kony, head of a Ugandan terrorist organization, despite the atrocities Kony has committed over the past 19 years....

7/29/2005 - Inaccuracy Confirmed in Bolton's Answers to the Senate
During his confirmation process, John Bolton, Bush's nominee to be the United States ambassador to the United Nations, inaccurately stated in a questionnaire that he had not been interviewed as part of any administrative investigation within the last five years....

3/10/2005 - Bush Nominates Anti-UN Candidate for Ambassador to the UN
Earlier this week, President Bush nominated John Bolton to be the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, angering women's rights and human rights advocates....

2/3/2005 - UN Commission Finds Crimes Against Humanity in Sudan; Urges International Court Action
A United Nations-appointed commission released a report earlier this week that found that the pattern of atrocities in the Sudan did not constitute acts of genocide committed by the government, but instead found the government guilty of crimes against humanity and war crimes....

12/8/2004 - Governments Fail to Protect Women from Violence During War
A leading human rights group has issued a global call to action to challenge violence against women and the failure of governments to prevent it....

6/18/2004 - Kofi Annan Opposes Allowing US Troops Exemption from International Court
United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan is urging the Security Council to oppose the United States' attempt to obtain another exemption for US troops from prosecution under the International Criminal Court (ICC)....

2/3/2004 - US Cuts Aid to Ecuador Over International Criminal Court
The United States is withholding millions of dollars in military aid to Ecuador because of Ecuador's reluctance to sign an agreement with the US that would grant US military immunity from the International Criminal Court (ICC)....

11/19/2003 - Cherie Booth Criticizes Bush's Stance on the International Criminal Court
Cherie Booth, a leading human rights attorney and Prime Minister Tony Blair's wife, criticized the Bush administration's opposition to the International Criminal Court (ICC)....

8/5/2003 - IL Gov. Signs Laws Clarifying Rape, Requiring Contraceptives Coverage
Late last month Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (D) signed a law clarifying rape as any situation where someone continues to have intercourse after the partner asks to stop....

7/1/2003 - Countries Set to Lose US Aid Over ICC Immunity
Threatened with cuts in US military assistance, nearly 50 countries-mostly small, poor nations strongly reliant on international aid-have signed immunity deals (also known as Article 98 agreements) with Washington, allowing the US to effectively bypass the International Criminal Court (ICC)....

6/12/2003 - US Seeks Extension of Immunity from the ICC
Exacerbating an already deteriorating reputation in the international community, the United States this week resumed its call for extended immunity from the International Criminal Court (ICC)....

2/11/2003 - Afghan Warlords Will Face International Criminal Court
Human Rights Watch reports that Afghan warlords who commit atrocities in the future may face prosecution by the new International Criminal Court (ICC)....

2/6/2003 - Six Female Judges Elected to International Criminal Court
Six women and one man were elected to the 18-member International Criminal Court (ICC) after the first round of voting on Tuesday....

1/16/2003 - Rape Used as Systematic Weapon of War in Sierra Leone
Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report today stating that all parties in Sierra Leones ten-year civil war committed systematic sexual violence....

1/13/2003 - Afghanistan Joins ICC, Stability Remains Key Concern
Afghanistan today announced its decision to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), signaling the governments increased efforts to weaken the power of feuding warlords, reported the Reuters English News Service....