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Indiana Governor Won’t Say If ‘Religious Liberty’ Bill Will Be Used To Discriminate

CREDIT: Screenshot via The Week Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN) defended a “religious liberty” law he signed on Sunday, saying that tolerance was a “two-way street” and the law was about protecting religious people from government overreach.

TSA Agrees To Stop Targeting Black Women’s Hair In Airport Security Screenings

CREDIT: Shutterstock After reaching an agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), officials at the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) have agreed to stop racially profiling black women with natural hair and subjecting them to extra security screenings.

Ellen Pao Lost Her Silicon Valley Gender Discrimination Suit. Here’s Why That Doesn’t Matter.

Ellen Pao, center, walks to Civic Center Courthouse in San Francisco on Friday. CREDIT: AP Reddit CEO Ellen Pao lost a landmark gender discrimination case against her former employer, a prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist firm.

Teen Was Kept In Solitary Confinement For 143 Days Before Even Facing Trial

A federal review conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice found that Baltimore City Detention Center was illegally putting teens in psychologically damaging solitary confinement as they awaited trial for adult charges.

Mexico Commits To Cut Its Carbon Emissions 22 Percent, Peak By 2026

Gwynne Taraska is a Senior Policy Advisor specializing in energy and climate policy at the Center for American Progress.

Not Yet Dead: Pressure Mounts To Resist Georgia’s ‘Religious Liberty’ Bill

Activists protest Georgia’s “religious freedom” bill at a March 17 rally in Atlanta. CREDIT: AP Photo/David Goldman Despite initial optimism that Georgia’s discriminatory “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” (RFRA) had been sufficiently halted in committee on Thursday, activists worry that it could still be revived during the last week of the legislative session.

Can France And Denmark Ban Too-Skinny Models?

Model Eva Herzigova walks the runway with a creation by Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace, as part of the Atelier Versace Spring Summer 2015-16 Haute Couture fashion collection in Paris, Sunday, Jan.

Antarctica Just Got Hotter Than Has Ever Been Recorded, Twice

CREDIT: shutterstock The coldest place on Earth just got warmer than has ever been recorded. According to the weather blog Weather Underground, on Tuesday, March 24, the temperature in Antarctica rose to 63.5°F (17.5C) — a record for the polar continent.

Indiana Business Owner Admits To Discriminating Against LGBT People, Would Do It Again

CREDIT: AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast An Indiana business owner went on a local radio station and said that he had discriminated against gay or lesbian couples even before Gov.

Number Of Palestinian Civilians Killed By Israelis Reaches Nearly 50-Year High

Palestinian children walk between the rubble of buildings which were destroyed during the summer 2014 Israel-Hamas war, in the Shijaiyah neighborhood in Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip on Feb.

The Risks Of Police Collecting Licence Plate Numbers

CREDIT: AP The Oakland Police Department released a data trove with nearly 5 million license plate scans earlier this week to the media, honoring Ars Technica’s public records request.

More Than 4 Out Of 10 Farmworkers In These Three States Are Undocumented

CREDIT: ThinkProgress/ Esther Y. Lee Nearly half of all farmworkers in New Jersey, Washington State, and Idaho are undocumented, a new Pew Research Center study found.

Ted Cruz Is Trying To Gut The Clean Air Act And Repeal All Climate Regulation

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) CREDIT: AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez Just a few days before Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) became the first official candidate for president in the 2016 election, he introduced a bill which, if enacted, would repeal all federal climate change regulation in the United States.

Wyoming Is Suing The Federal Government Over New Fracking Rules

A trailer park sits on the edge of Rock Springs, Wyo., in the Green River Basin in this June 14, 2001 photo.

HBO’s Scientology Documentary ‘Going Clear’ Will Bend Your Mind And Humanize Believers

Scientologists use an “e-meter” to interpret electrical pulses through a person’s body while an “auditor” asks probing personal questions.

‘Enough Is Enough': There’s A New Push To Stop Incarcerating So Many People

CREDIT: AP At a time of intense political polarization, when even the ability to pass budgets to keep the government running is in doubt, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are coalescing around criminal justice reform.

The Endangered Animal Bracket, Round 7: Sea Otter Vs. Penguin

Click image to expand. Now updated with Thursday’s winners: Polar Bear and Wolverine CREDIT: Dylan Petrohilos Welcome back to March Sadness, ClimateProgress’ educational bracket tournament of animals impacted by climate change and other environmental threats.

EPA: New Cars Are More Efficient Than Ever, Beating Standards By A ‘Wide Margin’

CREDIT: shutterstock For the second year in a row, new cars are ahead of the game when it comes to reducing their carbon footprint.

Obama Talks Prison Reform And The War On Drugs With ‘The Wire’ Creator David Simon

CREDIT: Screenshot, YouTube The White House posted a video on its YouTube account Thursday of the President interviewing The Wire creator David Simon.

Five Ways Harry Reid Left His Mark On The Senate

CREDIT: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced on Friday that he would not be seeking reelection, putting an end date on an almost 30 year congressional run.


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