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U.S. report paints bleak picture of human rights

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Tracy Wilkinson,
Los Angeles Times

April 14, 2016

The Obama administration castigated China and Russia on Wednesday for their attempts to use legislation to criminalize basic expressions of free speech, religious practice and other civil liberties. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, in releasing the State Department’s annual report on human rights in co...

The Cost of Being a Woman

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Elizabeth Avalos,
Staff Writer

February 18, 2016

The push to eliminate the state sales tax on menstrual products in the state of California is stronger than ever. In late January, the California State Board of Equalization, which oversees state taxes, endorsed a newly introduced bill that will exempt menstrual sanitary products from the state sales tax. Assemb...

Why ‘The Donald’ is the renewer of democracy

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Yousuf Fahimuddin,
Contributor

January 21, 2016

“The Donald” is a gift to democracy. Donald Trump’s existence as a candidate is a movement within itself. Trump is like a piece of art, he’s got value, but is often misunderstood. He is to the political process what Occupy Wall Street was to, well, Wall Street. Maybe not intentionally, but that’s...

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