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Trayvon Martin's parents urge change to Florida's "Shoot First" law

A coalition led by national civil rights organizations  along with Trayvon Martin's parents today delivered more than 375,000 signed petitions calling for reform or repeal of Florida's "Shoot First" law.

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Did Dharun Ravi verdict bring justice for Tyler Clementi?

Tyler Clementi, a freshman at Rutgers University, where I have taught for 41 years, committed suicide.

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Immigrant rights activists say keep families together

Vargas, the father of four U.S. citizen children, has led a crime free life but now sits in a Monroe County jail.

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Thousands wrongly convicted

In the last 23 years alone, more than 2,000 people were falsely convicted, but probably far more people are in prison for crimes they did not commit.

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Immigrants protest harsh deportation policy

Immigrant workers and their families from across northern Ohio rallied  May 11  to protest rising deportations of parents of U.S. citizen children.

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Struggle for prison health care enters new phase

Last month California unveiled a comprehensive plan on how to ensure "a quality medical care system for years to come."

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Ohioans fight war on women

Chants of "women's rights, human rights!" and "Our bodies belong to us, not you!" echoed off the walls of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus Apr. 28, as hundreds rallied.

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Renewed push to legally ban racial profiling

In an April 17 Senate hearing, union groups joined civil rights, community and faith-based organizations in a renewed push to legally ban racial profiling by law enforcers.

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After 44 days, killer of Trayvon Martin charged

The judge found "probable cause" and ordered Zimmerman to be held pending a formal arraignment.

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Phoenix mayor opposes discrimination against LGBT community

This development comes after a recent example of such prejudice, in which a lesbian couple was kicked out of a restaurant.

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