June

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After Court smackdown of Arizona, DREAMers speak out

President Obama recently ordered an end to deportation of young people who have been brought to this country as children.

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Gay pride parades celebrate "landmark year"

Under sunny skies and seas of rainbow flags, millions of Americans participated in gay pride parades across the country June 24, celebrating what many are calling a "landmark year" in advances for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality.

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St. Lawrence Seaway opened June 26, 1959

Today in labor history: The 189-mile-long St. Lawrence Seaway opened

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Progressives say stakes in 2012 'higher than ever'

With over 80 progressive organizations participating, the ninth annual conference of the Campaign for America's Future opened in Washington under the banner of "Take Back the American Dream."

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Musicians getting same harsh treatment as steelworkers

Violinists of the world, unite? Orchestra musicians across the U.S. are getting the same harsh treatment by management as steelworkers, city and state workers and others.

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Memphis Bus Riders Union rolls into summer

The Memphis Bus Riders Union was created to "raise the level of service provided by the public transit system as well as ensuring greater accountability over policies and practices."

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Supreme Court strikes down most of Arizona immigration law

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down three parts of Arizona's immigration law today, but permitted one of the key parts to stand in a split decision.

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Southwest baggage handlers fight privatization

"We don't want to outsource our jobs. We're gonna keep on fighting till we get a decent contract."

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Toronto bans plastic bags

Mayor Rob Ford asked council to do away with a bylaw that required stores to charge five cents for plastic bags. Instead, council opted to excise the bags altogether.

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Obama builds commanding lead among Latinos

Latinos seem to be increasingly certain as to who is on their side and who is not.

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