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Booksellers and librarians file brief in new NSA spy case

Groups urge a federal court to limit the NSA's surveillance of international electronic communications, including those relating to the purchase and use of books.


Pope's visit will elevate discussion on income inequality and wages

Labor has joined faith and civic organizations to ensure that Pope Francis' message on inclusion, solidarity and equality is amplified during his visit to the U.S. during the third week of September.


Would-be president Christie exposed by his New Jersey record

While Chris Christie campaigns for the presidency, the people of New Jersey continue to suffer the consequences of his disastrous policies.


Today in history: 150th anniversary of Juneteenth

It honors the day when slaves in Texas heard they had been freed by Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.


This week in Indigenous news: June 3-10

Great hoop dance videos, Seahawks' Sherman, food before 1492, Coquille tribe regains lands, truth and reconciliation in Canada


Citizens United enabling Koch brothers to take over America?

Today two billionaire brothers are able to decide the results of elections throughout the country.


Elizabeth Warren stumps for Tennant in West Virginia

Ms. Tennant is in a tight race with outgoing Republican Congresswoman Shelly Moore Capito for the seat. The race could be a decisive one in this year's national battle for control of the U.S. Senate.


Join us Tuesday to discuss the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela

What makes Mandela special? What did Mandela achieve in his life? What is the legacy of Mandela' life and struggles for South Africa and the world?


Thousands in Washington protest government spying

The march attracted protesters from both progressive and conservative groups in opposition to unlawful government spying on Americans.


Obama to tea party: “Make my day!”

The media are covering Washington's latest fiscal crisis basically as a spectacle-the way local news now covers traffic accidents, crime scenes, and big storms.

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