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Why not a “no first use” for nuclear weapons?

Members of the international peace group Global Network traveled to California's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, to stand again with victims of nuclear war.

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Meeropol brothers launch petition to exonerate their mother, Ethel Rosenberg

In the light of newly uncovered evidence, a campaign is now underway to exonerate Ethel Rosenberg.

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This week in history: Robert Carter III starts freeing his slaves

Carter came of legal age in 1749; by then he owned 6500 acres of land and 100 slaves. Within his lifetime he freed 452 slaves, and more following his death.

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This week in history: The SS Andrea Doria sinks off Nantucket

Unanswered questions about the tragedy, and questions of cause and blame, have haunted survivors and investigators for 60 years.

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“No touching” through the border’s iron bars

Sunday is the day for families to meet through the border wall. The couple had come to see their daughter, Florita Galvez.

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This week in LGBTQ history: UN issues Free & Equal stamps

In February of this year, the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) issued a set of six stamps promoting the UN Free & Equal campaign.

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Decades later, Mississippi is still burning

In 1964, the brutal slayings of three civil rights workers rocked the country. Their deaths cast a spotlight on horrifice violence and injustice.

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Baptists, citing another tradition in the South, denounce Confederate flag

Two recent, very different, actions illustrate that although those in power have tried to repress it, the tradition of fighting racism in the South runs as deep as the racism itself.

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Today in history: Juneteenth celebrates 1865 freedom for slaves

This still popularly observed African American celebration honors the day when slaves in Texas heard they had been freed.

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This week in LGBTQ history: Recognizing African-American activist Pauli Murray

The civil rights activist, lawyer, and theologian, and an acknowledged lesbian, will soon lend her name to one of two new residential colleges.

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