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Today in history: It’s Women’s Equality Day!

On this day 95 years ago, in 1920, after a 72-year struggle, women in the United States won the right to vote.

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Today in history: Nat Turner begins anti-slavery revolt

On Aug. 21, 1831, Nat Turner began a bloody slave revolt in Southampton County, Virginia.

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Standing up to Trump: Undocumented worker challenges billionaire bully

As negative coverage surrounding Trump's immigration policy paper continues to spill out, the New York Times lifts up a critical voice in the debate.

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Here’s why close collaboration between NSA and AT&T matters

New disclosures about the NSA's partnership with AT&T could reignite constitutional challenges to the spy agency's efforts to wiretap the Internet.

Black Cat Appreciation Day: the perfect time to adopt

"Black cats are still the least likely to be adopted, and they need people to give them a chance."

Protest against prosecutor’s charges in year-old Ferguson arrests

The News Guild denounced the St. Louis County prosecutor's criminal charges against the two reporters who were arrested a year ago during the protests against Michael Brown's death. 

Chris Christie’s tunnel tango

What happened to the money after the New Jersey governor killed a new commuter rail tunnel five years ago?

Over forty percent of U.S. children live in poverty

Any family that can't pay for its basic expenses is a family living in poverty.

Dominicans speak out for Dominicans of Haitian descent

The friction between Dominicans and Haitians is rooted in a complicated mutual history, in which the U.S. has been a factor.

Major moves towards corporate accountability

In two major moves towards corporate accountability to everyone else, states and cities are being urged to disclose total tax subsidies to corporations.