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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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Women tackle pay gap all around the world

"Frozen in Time: Gender Pay Gap Unchanged for 10 Years" examines women's wages in 43 countries.

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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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Angela Davis headlines tribute for CPUSA’s Henry Winston

Winston was also a political prisoner, unjustly imprisoned in the McCarthy era where he lost his fight due to poor medical care while there.

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Florida's Orange County joins statewide trend to recognize domestic partners

Other areas in Florida with domestic partnership registries include Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, and the cities of Gainesville, Miami Beach and Key West.

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Black History Month: Happy birthday Nina Simone

Legendary artist and civil rights activist Nina Simone was born 79 years ago today, Feb. 21, in Tryon, North Carolina.

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Gay marriage passes Jersey senate, becomes law in Washington state

New Jersey's Senate passed a bill approving the legalization of gay marriage by a vote of 24-16

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Massive reenactment of 1965 Selma march will focus on today’s battles

Unions are joining with civil rights and community partners in a massive re-enactment of the historic 1965 Alabama civil rights march.

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Group pushes misinformation about payday loan initiative

"Missourians for Equal Credit Opportunity" opposes the ballot initiative so much that it is spreading misinformation in an attempt to intimidate supporters.

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