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Uber, Lyft types of jobs could change with new rule changing independent contractor laws

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Uber, Lyft types of jobs could change with new rule changing independent contractor laws
The Department of Labor is looking to change laws regarding companies like Lyft and Uber. It would impact how they handle independent contractor laws. The new proposal would get rid of a rule that let companies label employees as independent contractors. This rule would let companies hire more workers to pay but not be required to pay them benefits, according to CNY Central. This new rule would scrutinize whether workers should be labeled as independent ... Read More »

With elections just one week away, misinformation regarding abortion is being spread in Spanish

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With elections just one week away, misinformation regarding abortion is being spread in Spanish
Liz Lebrón, who is in charge of overseeing the Latino Anti-Disinformation Lab, shared that there has been a spike in false information regarding abortion in the Spanish language. This was noticed by Lebrón and her colleagues just after it leaked that the Supreme Court planned to overturn Roe v. Wade. The spread of misleading and false information was happening on social media, according to NPR. The lab run by Lebrón wasn't actually looking for abortion ... Read More »

Senate Republicans Block IVF Rights Bill: What Happens Next?

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Senate Republicans Block IVF Rights Bill: What Happens Next?
Senate Republicans have blocked a bill that aimed to guarantee women nationwide access to in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other fertility treatments. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., pushed for a vote on the Right to IVF Act, led by Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., on Thursday, highlighting the ongoing political battle over reproductive care. The proposed bill sought to expand IVF access through insurance and provide support for military members and veterans. Despite support from ... Read More »

Women’s Role in Politics Ahead of 2024 Election

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Women's Role in Politics Ahead of 2024 Election
With the 2024 election approaching, Americans hold diverse views on women in political leadership and the potential impact of electing a woman president. A Pew Research Center survey reveals that while most Americans believe a woman president would perform similarly to a man in leadership traits and policy areas, there are concerns about media treatment. Many think women candidates face more scrutiny for showing emotions and having young children at home. Views on gender and ... Read More »

Gender and Family Issues Highlight 2024 Election Differences

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Gender and Family Issues Highlight 2024 Election Differences
Gender and family issues are shaping the 2024 presidential election, with President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump holding sharply different views. Abortion and Reproductive Rights: Biden supports federal protections for abortion, while Trump opposes them. Biden's stance is reflected in the Women's Health Protection Act, which aims to safeguard abortion rights nationwide. Trump, who helped overturn Roe v. Wade, now says abortion laws should be state decisions, although he previously supported nationwide restrictions ... Read More »

Key Issues in the 2024 Presidential Election

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Key Issues in the 2024 Presidential Election
As President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump prepare for the 2024 election, several key issues highlight their policy differences. Abortion: Biden supports federal abortion protections, while Trump opposes them. Biden backs the Women’s Health Protection Act to ensure abortion rights across the U.S. Trump, who helped overturn Roe v. Wade, now believes abortion laws should be decided by states. Immigration: Trump promises to crack down on illegal immigration and restore stricter policies. Biden ... Read More »

Women Voters Could Decide 2024 Presidential Election

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Women Voters Could Decide 2024 Presidential Election
Women voters are set to play a crucial role in the 2024 U.S. presidential election. They make up the largest group of registered voters and tend to vote in high numbers, as seen in the 2020 election where 68.4% of women cast their ballots. A recent Quinnipiac poll shows President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump in a close race. Biden has gained 58% of the women’s vote, an increase from previous polls, while ... Read More »

Supreme Court to Hear Case on Transgender Youth Medical Care

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Supreme Court to Hear Case on Transgender Youth Medical Care
The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear an appeal from the Biden administration to block state bans on gender-affirming care for transgender minors. This decision comes as many Republican-led states have passed laws restricting healthcare for transgender people. The case involves a Tennessee law that limits puberty blockers and hormone therapy for transgender minors. The federal appeals court allowed these laws in Tennessee and Kentucky to take effect, but the high court did not ... Read More »