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Landmark settlement ends long-term solitary confinement in Calif. prisons

Some 2,858 inmates were reportedly held in solitary; some for 10, 20 or even 30 years, spending all but an hour or so of their day isolated in tiny cement-lined cells.

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Decolonize the land: Native people welcome Mt. Denali name change

President Obama announced that his administration would change the name of Mt. McKinley to its original Indigenous name, Denali, a word that means "High One" in Athabascan.

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St. Louis workers celebrate increase in minimum wage

In all, about 50,000 low-wage workers in St. Louis will see an immediate pay increase come October 15.

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Video: AFL-CIO's Trumka calls GOP immigration remarks "ugly" and "dangerous"

AFL-CIO's Trumka calls GOP immigration remarks "ugly" and "dangerous."

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Demanding action on police crimes, Chicagoans push for civilian control

The marchers carried placards with the names and faces of the most recent victims of police brutality as family members marched at the front.

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Today in history: Mass arrests in 2004 Republican National Convention crackdown

Protest activity against the convention and Bush's re-nomination included a broad range of marches, rallies, performances, demonstrations, exhibits, and acts of civil disobedience.

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Iran deal likely to survive Capitol Hill opposition

Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. Jerrold Nadler make two more votes to sustain President Obama's veto of the sure-to-come House and Senate resolutions to kill the Iran deal.

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San Jose says "no" to war with Iran

Honks of support from passing motorists greeted South Bay activists calling on Rep. Lofgren to support the historic Iran agreement and were pleased to find that she has done so.

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Demonstrators to Connecticut's Sen. Blumenthal: Peace yes! War, no!

Connecticut residents unfurled a long stream of petitions calling on Blumenthal to support the peace agreement with Iran as his six other Congressional colleagues have done.

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People’s World wins new round of media awards

People's World received a new round of media awards recently for news and opinion-editorial writing.

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