April

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National forum on police crimes to be held in Chicago

The forum is devised to promote a "renewed effort to build a multi-racial, multi-national movement" against police crimes, government surveillance, mass incarceration, and more.

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Dreamers in Virginia can pay instate tuition

Immigrants' rights advocates are hailing a ruling that means students who are accepted by the federal DACA program can pay instate tuition to attend state colleges and universities.

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“Another gift to the 1 percent:” Testimony Tuesday slams Ohio tax shift

A crowd led by Ohio state Rep. Nina Turner slammed GOP Gov. John Kasich's latest tax cut proposal as "just another gift to who least need it, Ohio's wealthiest top one percent."

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Many “Obamacare” critics accepted its subsidies

Several big corporations have reaped millions of dollars from "Obamacare" even as they support GOP candidates who vow to repeal the law.

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Key lawmaker warns highway-mass transit money is running out

Money to repair the nation's crumbling roads and rehab its creaky mass transit lines will run out by July, a key lawmaker on budget issues warns.

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Senate Republicans block equal pay bill

GOP senators today killed the Paycheck Fairness Act, a mini-version of which President Obama ordered into existence yesterday for employees of federal contractors. 

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Immigrant families demand an immediate end to deportations

Fed up with seeing loved ones deported and families and communities broken up, 11 undocumented immigrants and their supporters were arrested after blocking an intersection.

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Meet the Trans 100

The first ever Top 100 Trans Americans list recently was announced by inaugural sponsor GLAAD, with the support of Chicago House.

 

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Iraq duty may have affected Fort Hood shooter

His rampage ended during a stand-off with a military policewoman when Lopez took his own life.

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President celebrates Obamacare sign-up, rips Republicans

President Obama made celebratory remarks at the White House yesterday after more than seven million signed up for health insurance.