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Every Republican senator voted against equal pay for women in today’s Paycheck Fairness Act Vote. Hold them accountable by sharing the Equal Pay Wall of Shame.

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Equal pay for equal work just makes sense. So why won’t Mitt Romney support the Paycheck Fairness Act?

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The Morning After

  1. Andy Carvin of NPR is in Benghazi this week, visiting with the people of Libya he met over the last year via Twitter & other social media. Yesterday, the 17th, was the anniversary of the beginning of their revolution. Last night was the celebration. Today, the morning after, is more reflective.
    Andy has been chronicling his trip to Benghazi on NPR’s The Two-Way blog, but sometimes a story is as poignant told in a series of tweets as it is in longer form.
    Mohamed Nabbous was a citizen journalist in Libya, who was killed by sniper fire while doing his self-appointed job of broadcasting the dire situation in Benghazi to the rest of the world. We listened to his last words, heard his live broadcast go silent, and felt and shared Andy’s shock, and his grief at Mohamad Nabbous’ death on March 19, 2011, through Twitter. 
    Today we’re watching Andy honor Mo - and all Libyans - with this visit to his beloved city, and to his gravesite. Last night the city was alive with celebration, one year after the revolution that toppled Mohammar Gaddafi. The morning after brings a more solemn mood, and visit.
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    I visited the grave of Mohamed Nabbous today. It was decorated with roses, small plants and a small bowl with seeds for the birds. #libya
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    The graveyard was stark, sobering; hundreds of graves from the course of the revolution. #benghazi #libya
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    Many of the graves were in chronological order; so many of them from the same day Mo died, March 19 2011. #benghazi #libya
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    Visiting Mo’s grave was a solemn experience, but I’m so glad I did it. I left several stones on the grave to mark my visit. #benghazi
  6. Mohamed Nabbous’ gravesite in Benghazi, Libya. 
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    A woman knelt in front of a nearby grave. She prayed the entire time and sobbed quietly. #benghazi #libya
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    In all directions were graves from the revolution. Some had proper tombstones. Others had a cinder block with a number scrawled on it.
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    Mo’s grave isn’t far from the spot where he was killed, which basically turns out to be an ordinary intersection. Not what I pictured.
  10. Someone asked quietly, “Mo?” 
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    @AProudSyrian Mohamed Nabbous.
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    Many graves were well attended with freshly planted flowers, small plants, Libyan flags and the like. Others were barren. #benghazi #libya
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    I quietly said Kaddish at Mo’s graveside. I hope he wouldn’t have minded. #benghazi #libya
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    @acarvin he wouldn’t have. Sorry for your loss. Did you meet his family?
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    @eldahshan Not yet but I will in Tripoli. I talked to his wife today and could hear his baby girl giggling in the background.
  16. Another asked… 
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    @acarvin Did u visit Mo’s office on top of the courts building? A video came out yesterday of it. Still left as it was, his handwriting inc.
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    @OnlyOneLibya No, just the downstairs of the courthouse.
  19. Mohamed Nabbous’ photo at the Benghazi courthouse, which became the “nerve center" of the revolution.
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    There was something very strange about driving the empty streets towards the cemetery. Reminded of Mo’s nighttime drive stream b4 he died.
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    There was a chill in the air at the cemetery, with dark rain clouds in the distance. Eventually they dispersed. #benghazi #libya
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