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California reparations plan advances movement, advocates say

Mar. 31, 2022 19:00 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — In the long debate over whether Black Americans should be granted reparations for the atrocity and injustices of slavery and racism, California took a big step this week toward becoming the first U.S. state to make some form of restitution a reality. The state's...

Congress votes to renew landmark domestic violence law

Mar. 12, 2022 15:27 PM EST

Congress has renewed a 1990s-era law that extends protections to victims of domestic and sexual violence, updating the landmark Violence Against Women Act nearly three years after partisan disagreements caused it to lapse. It passed this week as part of a $1.5 trillion government...

House Dems demand prison rape audit at Calif. federal lockup

Mar. 03, 2022 13:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several House Democrats are demanding the federal Bureau of Prisons make public an audit that examines reports of sexual assault at a federal women's prison in California where inmates say they've been subjected to rampant sexual abuse that has led to the arrests of four...