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This week in history: Louis D. Brandeis nominated to Supreme Court

His nomination was bitterly contested and denounced by conservative Republicans.

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Boston's MLK march unites movements for economic and racial justice

"As we commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the fight for economic and racial justice continues."

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Conn. labor and civil rights groups join together at M. L. King event

Participants came not only to celebrate the life of Dr. King, but also to commit to building a more just and inclusive society.

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Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland indicted for perjury

A grand jury indicted Brian Encinia, the Texas state trooper who arrested Sandra Bland,  on a perjury charge on Jan. 6.

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HUD: Arrests cannot be used to deny affordable housing

Governmental agencies have begun tilting toward less incarceration, and more restorative justice and rehabilitation.

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Fight continues despite miscarriage of justice in Tamir Rice case

Instead of seeking incriminating evidence, McGinty spent months finding three "experts" who never interviewed the police and could only speculate from afar.

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Tamir Rice's family mourns after non-indictment of police officers

"I don't want my child to have died for nothing and I refuse to let his legacy or his name be ignored."

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Samaria Rice retains faith that justice will be done for Tamir

"I don't need all this attention, but I feel like I have to do something good with it, I have to turn my anger into something positive."

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Video of San Francisco police shooting young black man draws protests

Many tied Woods' killing to the national trend in the extrajudicial killings of black youth, and their deaths have placed the use of force against communities of color in the spotlight.

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Chicago police chief sacked, Mayor Emanuel flees to Paris

It was announced Tuesday, Dec. 1, that Garry McCarthy was officially fired from his position as Chicago's Chief of Police.

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