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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.


Labor leader supports Obama admin's blocking of voter ID laws

Arlene Holt Baker, executive vice president of the AFL-CIO, welcomed the Justice Department's recent decision to strike down voter ID laws in Texas and Wisconsin.


Montana high court upholds ban on corporate cash in elections

Progressives in the "Big Sky State" are praising the Montana Supreme Court for rejecting the U.S. Supreme Court's "corporate personhood" decision.


Florida family fights to stay together

The couple met on a blind date and fell in love. No family, especially one with two young children, should have to face so much adversity in order to stay united, they say.



Republicans tell injured workers "you're on your own"

Proposed changes in HB 5002 will drastically change Michigan's workers' compensation law.


Health care reform law already helps uninsured

Advocates say nearly three-quarters of California's four million people with no health coverage are people of color, with Latinos making up nearly 60 percent of the total uninsured.


Wisconsin GOP pushes bill to slow down recall

In a sneak attack on the democratic rights of the voters to recall elected officials, the Republicans are proposing a bill that would force petition gatherers, who already have to certify each petition they collect, to have those certifications notarized.


Not this old lady! GOP caught in “Grannygate” SB 5 scam

The granny in "Grannygate" is Marlene Quinn, a 78-year-old Cincinnati woman whose grandson and great granddaughter were saved by firefighters in a house fire a year ago.


U.S. Senate apologizes for Chinese Exclusion Act

It's been 129 years since the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was passed, but the Oct. 6 Senate resolution apologizing for it was welcomed nonetheless.


Video: LA bus riders protest transportation cuts

Bus riders gathered on a busy street in Los Angeles, California, recently as part of a national day of action to stop bus service cuts and fare increases.

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