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If there’s one thing Washington is exceptionally good at, it’s politicizing the personal. In the past few weeks, the ongoing debate over “equal pay for equal work” has typified this type of unfair politicization – this time with women – and instead of working together on solutions to empower American women, it has only perpetuated false accusations.
When I started teaching elementary school after college, the public school district didn't hide the fact that it had two pay scales: one for men and one for women. Women have made incredible strides since then. But 40 years later, we’re still debating equal pay for equal work.
Syria activists say suicide car bomber kills 6 at checkpoint near government-controlled town
Richard Brown, a 44-year-old motorcyclist, has died after his vehicle was involved in a collision with a tractor in Fivemiletown.
In Easter message, Obama encourages Americans to recommit to loving their neighbors
A seven-year-old boy who was badly burnt in an incident in Aberdeen is in a "critical" condition in hospital, police reveal.
A 21-year-old man is killed in a fall near Snowdon summit, North Wales Police reveal.
Captain, 2 crew members of sunken SKorean ferry arrested; confirmed death toll climbs to 32
Three bodies seen in submerged hull of capsized ferry as rescue operation continues for nearly 300 missing people.
Ukraine suspends operations against pro-Russian militants occupying government offices in the east over Easter, but the stand-off remains.
Drone strikes two cars in al-Bayda province, killing 13 suspected fighters and three civilians, say security sources.
An air strike kills at least 13 suspected al-Qaeda militants in central Yemen, with some reports saying three civilians also died.
Iraq officials say explosions in Baghdad street full of shoppers kill 4
Putin says he sees no impediments to improving relations with West
President's office: 4 French journalists taken captive in Syria in June 2013 have been freed
The Welsh Rugby Union is set to appoint its first woman board member in its 133 year history.
South Korean coast guard finds 30th body from the sinking of a ferry 3 days ago
Westwood's lead at Malaysian Open trimmed to 1 stroke ahead of Sullivan
Brown County officials are taking another run at residents in hopes they'll support a tax increase for an expansion of the outdated 130-year-old courthouse.
A 69-year-old man is arrested after a woman dies at a Wiltshire house.