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This week in indigenous news: protests, fashion, discrimination

Bethany Yellowtail's work is a vibrant, elegant melding of classic style and the staples of her Native upbringing.

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Democratic flip-floppers let Senate start debating fast-track

Following arm-twisting from Obama, 10 Senate Democrats who had voted against debate on fast-track changed their positions.

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Discrimination against black students rampant in Louisiana school district

One black eighth-grader spent six days in juvenile detention after being arrested for throwing Skittles candy at another student.

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President’s push for trans-Pacific trade deal hard to fathom

Obama's attempt to hammer through a multination "trade" agreement with Pacific Ocean rim nations is hard to understand.

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Ending racism key to U.S. justice, says Detroit law professor

A failing criminal justice system proves that we are not living in a "post-racial" era.

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Antidotes to inequality — time for some $58,000 traffic tickets?

The protests that followed last year's deadly Ferguson police shooting have revealed how local courts are gouging poor people on fines for minor offenses.

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Pentagon commemoration of Vietnam War far from complete

The Pentagon commemoration omits contributions of the peace movement "on the home front" that helped bring an end to the war.

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Bernie Sanders makes it official: he’s running for president

Bernie Sanders announced on the steps of the U.S. Capitol yesterday that he was running for the Democratic Party's nomination for the presidency.

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Freddie Gray's death lit another fuse, this time it's Baltimore

Freddie Gray's name tragically joins the seemingly endless list of young African American men brutally murdered at the hands of police.

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Koch brothers can’t conceal their love for Scott Walker

Walker desperately needs the Kochs and has clung to their brand since 2008.

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