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Allegiant Air pilot fired for evacuating passengers from smoking plane

"The single most important responsibility a pilot has is to protect the safety of his passengers and flight crew."


Trial of coal criminal Blankenship finally begins

Don Blankenship, the accused coal criminal and former CEO of Massey's Upper Big Branch Mine, may finally face justice.


Blankenship to finally face justice for 29 miners’ deaths?

The accused coal criminal, Don Blankenship, may finally face justice this coming month.


The way to remember 9/11: Restore workers’ rights and the Constitution

It seems that in the intervening years, the country as a whole - and its political leaders in particular - have forgotten about this attack and its victims.


Indiana HIV epidemic underscores value of syringe services programs

The Foundation for AIDS Research has released a new brief that underscores the importance of syringe service programs.


Dead at 28, Sandra Bland's Texas dream turned nightmare

According to federal statistics, an African-American driver is 31 percent more likely to be pulled over for a traffic citation.


To Mother Emanuel’s Denmark Vesey: your fight goes on!

Fighting off racist attacks is nothing new for the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.


Nine dead after hate crime in historic S.C. black church

The gunman stayed for nearly an hour at the prayer meeting Wednesday night before shooting the victims - six females and three males.


Republicans lying about train safety funding

By mid-day Thursday, at least seven people were dead with more than 200 injured, in the wake of Tuesday's Amtrak train derailment.


Baltimore United for Change takes root

As Freddie Gray lay dying in Maryland Shock Trauma Center, a group of activists was planning to curb police brutality in Baltimore.

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