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Emergency manager not necessary, Detroit officials argue

David Whitaker, Detroit City Council's research and analysis director, said an Emergency Manager is "beyond anti-democratic."

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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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Today in women's history: Lucy Parsons died

Lucy Ella Gonzales Parsons, a working-class leader and spouse of one of the Haymarket martyrs, died March 7, 1942 in Chicago.

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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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