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NYC students on Facebook, in the street over MTA cuts

Public high school students, as well as teachers and parents, are organizing in new ways against a proposalto take away free-and reduced-price Metrocards currently issued to students.

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Court rules in favor of voting rights for felons

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle, Wash., in a 2-1 decision Tuesday, has ruled in favor of felons the right to vote in state prisons there.

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GOP may lose Senate seats in the midterm elections

Announcement by Democratic Senators Chris Dodd of Connecticut and Byron Dorgan of North Dakota that they will retire was greeted with dismay but six Republicans are stepping down as well.

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Detroit book forum calls for new economy

Jim Wallis, founding editor-in-chief of Sojourners Magazine, a Christian social justice publication, calls for new values and new economy.

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Text messages warn Arizona activists of sweeps

Sheriff Joe Arpaio may be a smart man, but that doesn't stop human rights activists from outsmarting him.

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Amanda Simpson: trailblazer for equality

Many believe that Amanda Simpson, 48, one of the first openly transgender appointees to the federal government is simply a sign of the times.

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Houston inaugurates gay mayor, Annise Parker

A city the mainstream media painted as ultra-conservative celebrated the inauguration of a new, progressive openly gay mayor, Annise Parker.

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Lester Rodney: Daily Worker sports editor led struggle to integrate baseball

 Lester Rodney, who as sports editor for the Daily Worker from 1936 to 1958, helped lead the struggle that broke major league baseball's color barrier, died Dec. 20 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

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Feds, civil rights groups gear up for 2010 Census

The Obama administration launched an unprecedented $340 million promotional blitz for the 2010 Census on Monday with the debut of the Census Portrait of America Road Tour.

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Banks making huge profits from toxic assets

What the government really did for the financial giants  in March as a way to help them unload their toxic mortgage securities was put up a sign that read, "Free money, come and get it."

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