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Some extraordinarily special Olympics days in Los Angeles

The 6,500 athletes are accompanied by their 2,000 coaches, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators in attendance.

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Cuba travel bill advances in the Senate

Of progressive bills, the one that appears to be moving forward most quickly is the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act of 2015.

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President’s push for trans-Pacific trade deal hard to fathom

Obama's attempt to hammer through a multination "trade" agreement with Pacific Ocean rim nations is hard to understand.

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Pentagon commemoration of Vietnam War far from complete

The Pentagon commemoration omits contributions of the peace movement "on the home front" that helped bring an end to the war.

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Obama recommends taking Cuba off list of state sponsors of terrorism

On Tuesday, Obama recommended that Cuba be removed from The U.S. State Department's "State Sponsors of Terrorism List."

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History in the making: Obama and Castro meet face to face

"The Cold War has been over for a long time," said Obama; "I'm not interested in having battles that started before I was born."

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Ban on travel to Cuba still in place

The Cuban 5 are free, and difficult but promising negotiations have been going on in Havana about the restoration of full diplomatic relations.

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Labor, environmental leaders challenge Fast Track trade deals

During a teleconference hosted today by the BlueGreen Alliance, leaders got together to ask the necessary tough questions regarding the president's support of Fast Track.

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New tasks for the Cuba solidarity movement

Obama's announcement was "a major step forward toward ending the 55-year cold war with Cuba."

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Obama’s historic shift on U.S.-Cuba relations

Americans and Cubans woke up on Dec. 17 to the jaw-dropping news that the U.S. is making a monumental shift in its relations with Cuba.

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