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Henry Winston centennial celebration to be held in New York

A national and international campaign won her release and acquittal. Winston played a key role in the campaign.

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Chris Rock says he’s willing to pay higher taxes

Jesus would support taxing the rich, said President Barack Obama at this week's national prayer breakfast.

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Don Cornelius, creator of “Soul Train,” dead at 75

Don Cornelius, creator of the iconic "Soul Train" television show, was found dead on Wednesday at his California home. He was 75.

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Progressive SuperPAC targets Tea Party Republicans

The SuperPAC, a form of political committee that has served the political interests of the wealthy, is being turned on its head by the CREDO SuperPAC.

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Ohio says no to new fracking drilling permits

A victory was scored in the fight against hydraulic fracking in Ohio today when the state Department of Natural Resources announced a suspension of new drilling permits.

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Freedom is a constant struggle: Birmingham's MLK march (with video)

Birmingham honors the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (video)

GOP caves, Congress passes jobless benefits extension

Congress finally passed a two-month extension of long-term unemployment benefits and a Social Security payroll tax cut for workers.

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Communist Party initiates veterans committee

The experience is causing veterans to draw basic conclusions about the real nature of U.S. foreign policy and even capitalism.

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GOP killing payroll tax compromise and jobless benefits

A temporary payroll tax cut compromise and extension of unemployment benefits passed by a wide margin in the Senate, but now it is expected to fail in the Republican-controlled House Monday night.

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Poisoned water, endangered turtles: the shell-shocking effects of fracking

On Dec. 8, for the first time, federal environmental experts linked underground water pollution with fracking,

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