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Idaho natives face off against tar sands disruption

The problem? The truck was illegally advancing through tribal lands and a federally-protected river area.

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President Obama: Trayvon Martin could have been me (video)

"Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago," President Obama said Friday in remarks at the White House.

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Juneteenth: Recognizing neighborhood heroes and heroines

The community gathered to celebrate Juneteenth and to honor more than a dozen people from the neighborhood whose everyday activities make all the difference.

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U.S. Supreme Court sends affirmative action case back to lower court

Fisher v. the University of Texas was a challenge to that school's affirmative action policy by Abigail Fisher, whose application for admission was turned down.

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Rudy Lozano remembered as fighter for immigrant, worker rights

CHICAGO - There were tears, laughter, poetry and song as family and friends gathered June 8 to remember the life and legacy of Rudy Lozano Sr.

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Will Texas turn blue?

San Antonians might say, for certain, that Texas is "turning blue."

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Support grows for immigration reform, end to deportations

In spite of efforts to play African-Americans and Latino immigrants against each other, support for immigration reform is solid within the African-American community.

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Jason Collins is changing our world

Having the first "out" athlete has struck a major blow against stereotypical ideas about masculinity, and shown that sport has become a much more inclusive space.

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Berkeley celebrates life of councilmember Maudelle Shirek

A crowd packed Berkeley City Hall to celebrate the life of Maudelle Shirek, an extraordinary woman dubbed "the conscience of the council."

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