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Outrage follows declaration that police killing was “justified”

Flint Farmer was laying face down on the parkway grass after being shot in the thigh and abdomen by Chicago police officer Gildardo Sierra.

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New Trans Pacific trade partnership stirs worries

The New York Times reported serious worry in the U.S. Congress about the Trans Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement.

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NYC elections: Overwhelming mandate for progressive change

The 2013 New York City elections were a thunderous mandate for progressive change in the nation's largest city.

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Gun-wielding protestors intimidate Texas mothers

Four members of MDA were lunching at the Blue Mesa Grill in Arlington, Texas, when dozens of Open Carry protesters brandishing long arms showed up in the parking lot.

 

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Detroit seeks answers in killing of Renisha McBride

The investigation is ongoing but so far, no one has been charged. Michigan is a stand-your-ground state and at a Saturday press conference inside Historic King Solomon Baptist Church, Rev. Charles Williams II took special aim at the law.

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After Senate win, gay rights groups shift focus to Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - Moments after the Senate passed a historic measure to outlaw workplace discrimination against gay and transgendered workers, activists turned their attention toward President Barack Obama and a long-sought executive order that would have the same effect, though on a much smaller scale.

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Chicago police arrest 150 at immigration protest

Leaders of faith, trade union, immigrant and community groups and elected officials were arrested this week for blocking a street, demanding an end to deportations and calling upon Republican leadership to quit blocking a vote on immigration reform in Congress.

 

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Government shutdown pushes jobless rate up

WASHINGTON - The federal government shutdown for the first half of October, imposed by tea party Republicans who refused to fund the government unless they could kill the Affordable Care Act, pushed the nation's jobless rate up that month by 0.1percent to 7.3 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

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McConnell tries to make ENDA contingent on right to work for less

Mitch McConnell and his BFF, Rand Paul, are trying to weaken or kill ENDA by attaching to it a provision that would have created a national "right to work" for less law.

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Detroit elects mayor in tough times; other results promising

Former Detroit Medical CEO Mike Duggan is beating the city's former police chief and Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon by 55 to 45 percent.

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