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West Memphis Three freed, but they still seek justice

In 1994, three young men in West Memphis, Ark. were wrongfully tried and convicted of the 1993 murder of three boys. Last week the trio were set free.

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Philip Levine named country's poet laureate

Pulitzer Prize winner Philip Levine, known for his detailed and personal verse about the working class, has been appointed the country's new poet laureate.

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Do social networking sites create anti-social behavior?

According to  new study too much time spent on social networking sites can cause teens to develop narcissistic tendencies and anti-social behavior

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Spider-Man spins web of racial diversity

When it comes to racial diversity in comic books, the times are changing for the better.

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MySpace sale is a tale of caution

In an era where Facebook and Twitter dominate the scene, MySpace, which saw its peak in popularity in 2006, has been rendered irrelevant.

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Hip Hop gains popularity among Native American youth

Hip-hop  is one of the greatest cultural contributions of the U.S. From Japan to South Africa the thumping bass and rhythmic lyrical accompaniment that is hip-hop has swept the globe.

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Night of the living unions!

As part of the 4th annual Chicago Zombie March, members from UNITE HERE Local 1 applied some face paint and walked the picket line in front of the Congress Hotel.

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Bridges brothers honor Hollywood "Red" Betty Garrett

Actor Jeff Bridges was among those who eulogized actress Betty Garrett in an April 6 memorial service attended by hundreds of entertainment community members.

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Maine’s governor assaults the dignity of working people

Having been raised in Maine, son of a lineman and a mother and stepmother who were state workers,  I am infuriated that the Republican governor there has ordered the removal of  mural that depicts the role of Maine working people.

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NY festival will showcase Cuban artists

The festival will include Cuban artists, musicians, dancers, filmmakers, photographers and writers who will showcase their work.

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