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Christian nationalists recruiting “child evangelists” in public schools

Stewart presented the results of a study exposing a nationwide effort to turn public schools into a base for indoctrinating children in fundamentalism.

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Tucson bans Mexican-American studies, students walk out

On Monday, after the Tucson, Ariz. school district banned its acclaimed Mexican-American studies program, hundreds of high school students throughout the city walked out of their schools in protest.

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State of the Union address, DREAM Act Undocumented youth respond

In his State of the Union address, the president described the challenges faced by undocumented youth: many of them are already responding favorably: "I'm a DREAMer and I believe myself to be an American. I have hope."

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Conn. vigil remembers slain youth

Young people organized a candlelight vigil to remember the 34 people who were killed in 2011, and to highlight the link between joblessness and violence.

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Teen atheist wins lawsuit vs. school, religious banner

After a protest led by a young atheist, a federal judge has ordered the removal of an inappropriate prayer banner from a high school auditorium in Rhode Island.

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French Quarter curfew targets Black youth, critics charge

Due to a new law passed in New Orleans, in the French Quarter children 16 and younger must obey an 8 p.m. weekend curfew, replacing a previous curfew of 11 p.m.

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Undocumented and unafraid: the Chicago Six on trial

Six undocumented youth appeared in Chicago's Circuit Court yesterday: They are the first-ever undocumented immigrants in Illinois to be put on trial for protesting immigration policy.

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White House announces youth summer jobs program

With nearly half of all young people between the ages of 16 and 24 unemployed, the White House today announced the $1.5 billion initiative.

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Connecticut youth lead fight for jobs

Youth groups are focused on linking the problem of youth violence to the lack of job opportunities.

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Could the DREAM Act have saved Joaquin Luna's life?

In his last words to his brother, Luna said he couldn't accomplish his dreams because there was a huge wall blocking him from fulfilling his goals.

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