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Federal IDs for all workers: A trial balloon?

The Senate is considering a bipartisan plan to require all working people in the U.S. to carry a biometric ID card with their finger prints or other markers.

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Today in history: President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

One of the best-known speeches in American history, it was delivered by Lincoln in the midst of the Civil War, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery

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In Florida, support for freedom for Puerto Rican political prisoner

The Orlando chapter of the National Boricua Human Rights Network will focus on building support for freedom for political prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera, who has spent 31 years in federal institutions.

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Evoking Dr. King, Chicago janitors cry out for respect

They lined the cavernous streets of the financial district here, waving flags and holding signs saying, "I AM A MAN, I AM A WOMAN, I AM A JANITOR."

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Foxhole atheists score victories, fight on

They fight for your rights and freedoms, including the right to freedom of -- and from -- religion. Now they are fighting for their own.

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Lawmakers and police curtail Occupy Charlotte camp

Lawmakers have passed a series of new ordinances and changes affecting the public's ability to speak and assemble, as well as expanding police power.

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Black atheists plan billboard campaign for African American History Month

Featured on the billboard are images of famous 19th and 20th century African American figures along with contemporary freethinkers.

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Foxhole atheists fight for right to rock

Soldiers organized Rock Beyond Belief in Fort Bragg, N.C., only to have it effectively cancelled by army brass at the last minute.

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Fort Mose: early marker in African American freedom movement

The fight for African American freedom reaches back hundreds of years, even before the arrival of the British.

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In New York governor race, there's the serious and the fringe

NEW YORK - Though there are a total of seven candidates for governor in the upcoming New York governor race, only two can be taken as serious candidates.

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