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Voter suppression billboards coming down

Billboards targeting African-American, Latino and low-income neighborhoods began coming down after the anonymous sponsor said it would not reveal its identity, Clear Channel, the billboards' owner said.

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Editor Tim Wheeler saluted by family, friends and fans

They came from Connecticut and Illinois - and just down the street: Family, neighbors and activists honored veteran political and labor journalist Tim Wheeler with a special tribute dinner.

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Government paid to influence Cuba 5 jury

Miami area newspapers and television outlets blanketed the region with reports and editorials directed against the Five before and during their trial that ended in 2001.

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Washington State “likes” Facebook voter registration

While states like Florida are trying to make it harder and harder to vote - at least for some - the state of Washington has taken another tack.

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Groundbreaking Southern Worker now available online

The Southern Worker, a newspaper published by the Communist Party in Birmingham and Chattanooga from 1930-37, can now be found online.

 

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Do wind farms really cause global warming?

If you get your news from Fox or a handful of other news outlets that are not, to be charitable, best known for their fact checking, you will be relieved to learn that wind farms do not add to climate change.

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After “slut” diatribe, can Limbaugh show survive, and should it?

Is it OK for a major radio host, Rush Limbaugh, to use the public airwaves for character assassination?

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Anonymous: A glimpse behind the masks

n a new video released by politically active hacking collective Anonymous, the group has declared war on the U.S. government.

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Is Ben & Jerry’s fortune cookie ice cream insulting or not?

Some doubt the fortune-cookie ice cream is really a problem, but others say it reflects how little most Americans know about Asian Americans.

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Ben & Jerry's apologizes for "Taste the Lin-sanity" ice cream

It seems too many "clever" media and advertisers think the way to respond to Asian Americans is with a joke, an ethnic stereotype or a plain old slur.

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