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Dallas opts to take immigrant children

Up to 2,000 immigrant children will be cared for in Dallas under a plan announced by County Judge Clay Jenkins at the Texas Democratic Party Convention June 28.

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“We are the mayor:” Newark inaugurates new mayor

A large and enthusiastic Newark crowd celebrated the inauguration of its 40th mayor, Ras Baraka, last week at the city's New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

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Groups file suit demanding legal representation for child deportees

Each year, the government initiates immigration court proceedings against thousands of children, some of whom have lived in the U.S. for years.

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Federal judge hears how NC law limits voting statewide

"My forefathers didn't have the opportunity to register or vote," said Rosanell Eaton. "It is my intention to help people reach that point when they could do something."

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Republicans use child refugees to block immigration reform

The arrival in South Texas alone of over 50,000 child refugees without immigration papers has been seized on by Republicans to block immigration reform.

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Supreme Court allows corporations to deny birth control coverage

The Supreme Court ruled that family-owned corporations can use religious objections to opt out of the Affordable Care Act requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

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No Bill of Rights on U.S.-Mexico border

Tucson is 60 miles from the Mexican border, within a 100-mile zone where immigration authorities say important due process rights can be suspended.

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Presbyterians vote to divest from companies aiding Israeli occupation

The Presbyterian Church narrowly approved divestment from three U.S. companies that supply Israel with equipment used to maintain its occupation of Palestinian territory.

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Mother Jones memorial ready for rehab

The 78-year-old memorial to labor organizer and hell-raiser Mary Harris "Mother" Jones is ready for rehabilitation, the Illinois AFL-CIO announced.

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Income inequality comes to Supreme Court, courtesy Justice Sotomayor

Justice Sonia Sotomayor is worried about income inequality's negative impact not only on the U.S. now, but on future generations.

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