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Vigil marks police slaying of farmworker

WOODLAND, Calif. - On a highway overpass here, a vigil marked the anniversary of the police killing in broad daylight of a young immigrant farmworker.

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Wave of opposition builds against Arizona law

On Thursday major civil liberties groups announced they will challenge the controversial law in court, and protests mount nationwide.

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Obama nominee could shape Supreme Court for decades

Obama told reporters he would look for a candidate with qualities similar to Stevens, a Republican who became a liberal on the court.

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Senators float biometric ID for immigration reform

Sens.  Graham and Schumer consider biometric IDs for workers as central to immigration reform.

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Texas top court sets back freedom of information

The Texas Supreme Court's ruling is part of a national trend to restrict public information.

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ACLU challenges disfranchisement

The American Civil Liberties Uunion has filed a federal lawsuit in South Dakota on behalf of Native American voters who were denied the right to vote in 2008.

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Lawsuit charges Border Patrol with harassing Latinos

The U.S. Border Patrol and law enforcement agencies in northwest Ohio restrain and interrogate Latinos about their immigration status based solely on their Hispanic appearance, a lawsuit filed by the Farm Labor Organizing Committee charges.

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Mumia case receives setback

A new petition campaign is being organized, calling on Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama to investigate civil rights violations.

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FBI uses Communist leader for bin-Laden ‘photo’

The FBI is the subject of world ridicule after a widely circulated image of Osama bin-Laden, digitally updated for age, was withdrawn following the revelation that the actual photo was of left-wing Spanish lawmaker Gaspar Llamzares.

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20,000 march to protest anti-immigrant sheriff

PHOENIX - United Farm Workers leader Dolores Huerta and singer Linda Ronstadt were among more than 20,000 people who marched to protest "out-of-control" Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

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