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Judge declares Chicago Six “not guilty”

The six undocumented youth who were arrested last August - and charged with mob action and reckless conduct - were found not guilty.

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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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