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Stewart and Colbert draw mammoth crowd with many messages

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert framed Saturday's rally as a call for national unity and a rejection of media fear-mongering , but many participants had a more specific political message in mind.

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Music to get out the vote - pass it along!

Jay Z's performances on the campaign trail with Barack Obama encouraged thousands of young people to vote for the first time in 2008. Now he and others are trying to do it again.

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Farm-to-school could free kids from mystery meat

You'd think that a program linking local farmers producing fresh, minimally processed foods with local schools would be a no-brainer.

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Women senators offer bill to compensate Black farmers

WASHINGTON - Senators Kay Hagen and Blanche Lincoln unveiled their bill at a Capitol Hill rally following a march by Black farmers demanding compensation for decades of discrimination.

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Factory-scale medical pot production set

OAKLAND, Calif. - With a City Council vote July 27, Oakland became the first U.S. city to authorize industrial-scale production of medical marijuana.

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Concierto Sin Fronteras - a night of cultural resistance

LOS ANGELES - On a recent Saturday night in the heart of Boyle Heights, a unique event was held.

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Lollapalooza music festival sparks controversy

CHICAGO - Some here call it the Wal-Mart of music festivals, others term it Monopolooza - either way, the three-day music fest expected to rock the city Aug. 6-8 comes with controversy.

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Senators confident on votes to lift Cuba travel ban

There are enough votes in the Senate to lift the travel ban that now bars U.S. citizens from traveling to Cuba, key Republican and Democratic senators say.

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Bill would lift Cuba travel ban

Congress is about to vote on a bill that would end the Cuba travel ban and create an estimated 6,000 jobs in the U.S.

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Nikki Giovanni: rap poetry is part of world literature

PHILADELPHIA -- Nikki Giovanni, world renowned poet, spoke here in Philadelphia, May 28, as par of Art Sanctuary's 26th Annual Celebration of Black Writing Festival.

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