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Someone made a font out of gerrymandered congressional districts

The Week Congressional districts have a reputation for being downright ridiculous. North Carolina’s 12th district resembled a severely broken snake until it was revamped in 2017. Pretty much all of Maryland’s districts defy comparison to anything but abstract art. And then there are a few dozen districts that look like letters in the alphabet — so much …

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Every State Was Given Funding to Increase Election Security. Here’s How They Spent It

Fortune The U.S. is less than a year out from one of the most consequential elections of the century, which President Donald Trump’s Department of Homeland Security has called “the big game” for foreign adversaries looking to attack and undermine the Democratic process. Congress, meanwhile, is locked in a stalemate about how to secure systems …

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The 1980 Movie ‘9 To 5’ Is Still Depressingly Relevant For Women At Work

HuffPost On the set of her 1980 film debut “9 To 5,” Dolly Parton wrote a working-class anthem that called out how workers don’t get compensated and recognized fairly for their contributions: “It’s a rich man’s game no matter what they call it / And you spend your life puttin’ money in his wallet.” Before Parton even …

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Unequal Pay Day: European women work ‘for free’ starting from Monday 4 November

The Brussels Times On Monday 4 November 2019, it is European Unequal Pay Day, a symbolic day to denounce the still existing pay gap between men and women. In Europe, female employees earn, on average, 16% less than their male colleagues, meaning that they work ‘for free’ during the last 16% of the year, starting …

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Historic Columbia receives grant to preserve Simkins home

Columbia Star The National Park Service has awarded a $49,500 grant to Historic Columbia to turn Modjeska Monteith Simkins’s home into a museum honoring the life and legacy of the woman known as the “matriarch of civil rights activists in South Carolina.” Until her death in 1992, Modjeska Monteith Simkins was unrelenting in the fight …

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