Saturday, August 6, 2016

News you can share: Closing the wage gap, the warmest year on record, and more

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Illegal in Massachusetts: Asking Your Salary in a Job Interview
The New York Times // Stacy Cowley

In a groundbreaking effort to close the wage gap between men and women, Massachusetts has become the first state to bar employers from asking about applicants' salaries before offering them a job.

Obama issues 214 commutations for drug offenders
CNN // Samantha Reyes and Kevin Liptak

President Barack Obama granted a history-making 214 commutations Wednesday, the highest number granted on a single day in more than a century.

Laws Affecting Reproductive Health and Rights: State Trends at Midyear, 2016
Guttmacher Institute // Elizabeth Nash, Rachel Benson Gold, Zohra Ansari-Thomas, Olivia Cappello, and Lizamarie Mohammed

So far this year, legislators have introduced 1,256 provisions relating to sexual and reproductive health and rights. Of these, 35% (445 provisions) sought to restrict access to abortion services. By midyear, 17 states had passed 46 new abortion restrictions.

The 10 most startling facts about climate in 2015 -- the warmest year on record
The Washington Post // Jason Samenow

Last year was unequivocally the warmest year on record for Earth. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Tuesday released a 300-page report documenting the historic warmth as well as scores of other aspects of 2015's climate.

Clinton Library releases Merrick Garland files
Politico // Josh Gerstein, Sarah Wheaton and Seung Min Kim

Clinton Library files released Wednesday on Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland provide more evidence of GOP support for Garland two decades ago when he was nominated to a federal appeals court in Washington.

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