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African American history event recalls even King had doubts at times

"Struggle, it never stops. It moves on. We make progress but we have to keep on fighting."

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With Scalia’s death, 4-4 split means uncertain outcomes in major cases

The sudden injection of a Supreme Court nomination battle into the midst of the presidential primaries hugely raises the stakes for November.

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Kasich: like other right wingers, but with a smile

John Kasich demonstrated the difference between himself and other, more boisterous Republican presidential nominee contenders; the difference? Other than the smile, there is none.

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Black Radical Tradition conference features Dr. Cornel West, other activists

A steering committee including grassroots activists, organizers, educators, scholars, and faith leaders, convened a conference on the Black Radical Tradition.

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VIDEO: Among the Bernites, reporting from the trenches of the Sanders campaign

January 23 was a big day for Bernie Sanders supporters; he didn't disappoint.

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Obama’s State of the Union: A framework for the nation’s future

In his final State of the Union address, delivered in Washington last night, President Obama echoed the goals of those seeking progressive change in America.

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Obama to break with tradition in final State of the Union

History may look back at Obama's last SOTU as one of his most important speeches. Whether that happens will depend not just on what he says.

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COP 21: Help the PW raise $6,000 for climate coverage in Paris

We take sides - yours - with stories to save the planet and you. Now you have a chance to help us do it.

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Today in history: Watching the School of the Americas for 25 years

Today, and for the rest of the weekend, School of the Americas Watch (SOA Watch) will gather on its 25th anniversary.

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MillionStudentMarch demands end to education profiteering, wage stagnation

According to the #MillionStudentMarch website, 58 percent of the $1 trillion owed in student loans are held by the poorest 23 percent of Americans.

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