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Advocates urge greater funding for human needs programs in California

Restoring and increasing funds for California's human needs programs tops the agenda of many legislators.

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Cuba travel bill advances in the Senate

Of progressive bills, the one that appears to be moving forward most quickly is the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act of 2015.

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This week in indigenous news: protests, fashion, discrimination

Bethany Yellowtail's work is a vibrant, elegant melding of classic style and the staples of her Native upbringing.

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Protesters set up “Raunerville” outside Illinois governor’s penthouse

Nearly 200 Chicagoans rallied in front of the building where Gov. Rauner owns a lakefront penthouse.

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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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Discrimination against black students rampant in Louisiana school district

One black eighth-grader spent six days in juvenile detention after being arrested for throwing Skittles candy at another student.

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President’s push for trans-Pacific trade deal hard to fathom

Obama's attempt to hammer through a multination "trade" agreement with Pacific Ocean rim nations is hard to understand.

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Cuomo acts to protect exploited nail salon workers

Gov. Cuomo is creating a task force to investigate nail salons around New York, following a report of widespread exploitation.

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Ending racism key to U.S. justice, says Detroit law professor

A failing criminal justice system proves that we are not living in a "post-racial" era.

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