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Alabama Abortion Ban Blocked by Federal Judge

A victory for pro-choice advocates was handed down by District Judge Myron Thompson on Tuesday when he blocked the near-total abortion ban from going into effect next month in Alabama. The Human Life Protection Act (HLPA) was set to take effect on Nov. 15 and now a challenge to the…

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Kentucky GOP Lawmakers Pay Accuser $110,000 in Secret Sexual Harassment Settlement, Then Sue to Get Money Back

Marissa Espinosa, a former staffer, received $110,000 in a secret sexual harassment settlement from three current and former Republican Kentucky lawmakers. Now, those same male lawmakers have filed a lawsuit against the victim asking for the money back, plus interest, alleging that Espinosa violated the confidentiality agreement and that she tricked…

Republican Rep Nominee Likens Obamas to Monkeys

A Republican candidate for Kentucky’s House of Representatives has expressed no remorse for a series of racially charged posts on his Facebook page including several likening the Obamas to monkeys. Dan Johnson, the man in question, recently said he is in fact the candidate who will “make Kentucky great again.”…

16-Year-Old Black Girl Found Dead in Juvenile Detention Center

On Jan. 10, Gynnya McMillen was taken to Lincoln Village Juvenile Detention Center in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. The 16-year-old spent 14 hours alone in a holding cell that night and never woke up the next morning. Officials have not been forthcoming with information about the young girl’s death. Related Story: 3…