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Chicago school boycott demands elected school board

Hundreds of students, parents and community activists joined a rally and march Aug. 28 supporting a one-day Chicago school boycott to protest the destruction of public education.

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Obama: Realizing King's dream means jobs, decent wages for all

WASHINGTON---Speaking to a cheering crowd at the Lincoln Memorial on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, President Barack Obama warned that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "dream" remains unrealized as long as millions of workers are unemployed and poverty is growing.

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Catholic diocese settles with fired gay teacher

After a hard fought four-month campaign, the Columbus, Ohio, Catholic Diocese has been forced to reach agreement with a discharged 19-year teacher, Carla Hale.

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Visit to giant's gravesite: Vito Marcantonio

Vito Marcantonio has been virtually erased from the study of the progressive movement of the 1930s and 40sand this has dealt a severe blow to the movement.

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Michigan expands Medicaid despite tea party obstructers

Add Michigan, barely, to the list of states implementing a key part of Obamacare, the expansion of Medicaid, known locally as the "Healthy Michigan" plan.

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Video: 1963 civil rights march commemorated in L.A.

Black, brown, Asian and white marched together down Martin Luther King Blvd in Los Angeles on Aug. 24 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

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President Obama rolls out higher education plan

President Obama debuted his new proposal for curbing costs of higher education.

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Bayard Rustin LGBT coalition highlights civil rights leader’s role

The San Francisco chapter of the Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition rallied to highlight the contributions of Rustin, an often-overlooked civil rights figure.

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Marchers pack capital for 50th Anniversary March on Washington

Vowing to defend the right to vote he had shed blood for decades ago, Rep. John Lewis drew a roaring cheer from the enormous crowd at the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday.

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"Jury" to Bank of America: "You're guilty"

The willful wrongdoings of Bank of America were "put on trial" this week. The jury was composed of 200 housing and labor activists and the witnesses against BoA were actors playing parts. But the testimony was real.

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