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40 years after, Watergate crimes remain relevant

Common Cause gathered  almost everyone it could find from the Watergate era for a 2-day retrospective reviewing the constitutional crimes, known as "Watergate," that brought down Richard Nixon.

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Gun control action will rely on grassroots organizing

From the White House to anti-violence groups, it's widely agreed that grassroots mobilizing holds the key.

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Illinois mom battles banks profiting from drug trade

HSBC enabled drug cartels to wash their billions of tear- and blood-soaked dollars through its global operations, and they aren't the only bank involved.

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The contemptible Messrs. Issa and Boehner

Congress' vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt is contemptible.

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Penn State officials kept secret file on Sandusky, CNN reports

High-ranking officials at Penn State are accused of having kept a secret file containing allegations that Jerry Sandusky was acting inappropriately.

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Foreclosed homeowner stands his ground on his own porch

Lamont Newsome stands his ground at a battle post he and his loyal canine partner have maintained every day for a year and three months now - his front porch.

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New revelation critical in Trayvon Martin case

Startling new revelations have emerged in the case of Trayvon Martin, adding to the national outrage over his murder.

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Chicago top cop links gun policy to racism

Chicago's top cop says current gun policies facilitate illegal gun trafficking, and equal "government-sponsored racism."

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Feds show Massey faked safety records in deadly W Va mine

Federal investigators say they have proof that Massey Energy kept fake safety records to throw off inspectors at a West Virginia coal mine where 29 men died last year, the deadliest U.S. coal field disaster in four decades.

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Officials covered up deaths of detained immigrants

Recently obtained documents, memos and videos suggest government officials systematically covered up malicious abuses contributing to the deaths of 107 immigration detainees

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