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Feds to investigate killing of Trayvon Martin

Martin's family hopes that the federal government will be able to bring justice to what many around this state see as a blatantly racist miscarriage of justice.

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Labor leader supports Obama admin's blocking of voter ID laws

Arlene Holt Baker, executive vice president of the AFL-CIO, welcomed the Justice Department's recent decision to strike down voter ID laws in Texas and Wisconsin.

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Thousands end 2012 Selma to Montgomery march

Thousands re-tracing the steps of those who made the historic 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. ended their five-day journey by converging this weekend on the Alabama state capital here.

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Rights advocate: Justice Department reluctant to take on voter suppression

The Obama administration's Justice Department is reluctant to take on the fight against voter suppression efforts nationwide.

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DREAM Act supporters speak out at Romney victory rally (with video)

Security proceeded aggressively to rip the protesters' posters from their hands; Romney, meanwhile, hesitated for a moment, listening to the shouts.

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Thousands kick off Selma to Montgomery march

Organizers say that, more than a commemoration, the march this week is a demonstration against modern day attacks.

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“Unapologetic:” the Chicago Six in criminal court

Six undocumented students known as the Chicago Six returned to court after having been arrested during a protest against U.S. immigration policy.

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Public workers leader calls for united action to save union, civil rights

"You gave voice to what I have been feeling for so long," exclaimed several participants in response to a speech by Raglan George.

Republican Party: back to the future

Will pandering to bigots and religious extremists be enough to save the Romney campaign?

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New York police charged with spying, dirty tricks against Al Sharpton

The spying charge dates back to protests triggered by the "not guilty" verdicts for three cops tried for the murder of Sean Bell.

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