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Baby’s death from gunshot wounds shocks nation

Prayers poured in from around the country for Jonylah Watkins, the six month-old baby girl who died this morning after being shot five times.

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Good news for Alabama: Angela Davis to be honored

"The south does have a rich tradition of progressives. It might be thin, but it's strong."

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Today in women’s history: Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” published

The book, by 21-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, is frequently called the world's first science fiction novel.

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19 arrested in attempt to stop school closings

The mood was boisterous and upbeat as some 2,000 demonstrators massed outside Philadelphia School District headquarters in an attempt to stop threatened closing of nearly 30 public schools.

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Today in women's history: International Women's Day

March 8, International Women's Day, grew from two sources -- the struggle of working women to form trade unions and the fight for women's right to vote.

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Missouri coalition standing up for immigrant rights

"We have to do things that welcome immigrants to our state," Vanessa Crawford, executive director of MIRA, told members and activists from all over Missouri.

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Rare disease suddenly arises on Navajo Reservation

A rare disorder, characterized by some authorities as genetic, has abruptly surfaced on the sprawling Navajo Reservation in the Southwest.

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Today in women’s history: Trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg begins

The frame up of the Rosenbergs, fueled by Cold War, anti-communism and anti-Semitism, remains a terrible blot on our nation's history - a gross miscarriage of justice.

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Enthusiastic celebration pushes forward for jobs and freedom

"Multiracial alliances will continue to struggle for freedom, justice, and equality, and the lessons of past struggles will act as guidance."

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New Yorkers celebrate Black History Month

NEW YORK - It was a standing room only audience rejoicing at the wonderful program of song, poetry and inspiring speeches at the "We're Not Going Back" Black History event at Unity Center here.

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