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Civil rights groups fight potential Trump-inspired terrorism at the polls

Attempting to prevent Trump-inspired vigilante actions, the groups are calling for monitors to oversee balloting across the U.S.

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Supreme Court and other judgeships at stake in November elections

To stop a conservative takeover on the bench, voters will need to mobilize in massive numbers to turn Trump away from the White House.

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Union, Black golfers teed off by tournaments at Trump's courses

Las Vegas Unite Here hotel workers join with Black golfers to urge the sport's professional associations to yank tournaments from Donald Trump's courses.

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Economist: Guaranteed living-wage jobs best way to address inequality

Noted African-American economics professor Darrick Hamilton is proposing federally-guaranteed jobs, at living wages, for everyone.

 

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Obama administration to end prisons-for-profits contracts

 "This is the first step in the process of reducing - and ultimately ending - our use of privately-operated prisons," Deputy AG Sally Yates announced.

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Working Families Party endorses Clinton

The next four years could be a huge opportunity to win a fair shake for working families. But that won't happen if Trump is president.

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Oregon Working Families Party challenges "fast-track" backer Ron Wyden

The Working Families Party has drawn financial and other support from seven Oregon union locals as well as Lewallen's union, the Longshore and Warehouse Workers.

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Justice Department issues scathing report: Baltimore police routinely violate rights

The report fully agrees with what Baltimore residents claim to have endured for years: the racial targeting by an out-of-control police department .

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Republicans push cuts to Social Security, jump in wait time expected

Federal worker unions and congressional Democrats are protesting large cuts in Social Security staffing and funding for the premiere program for the elderly and the disabled.

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Analyst: Adults, not teens, are lopsided majority of minimum wage workers

Researcher Monica Garcia-Perez presented her findings to an AFL-CIO-co-sponsored conference on race, income and inequality.

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