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Parsing race, politics, and pot in Florida

A Florida legislator has reintroduced a bill Feb. 24 to legalize recreational marijuana use in the state.

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People lobby for police accountability bill filed in Maryland state legislature

It's a sign of the effectiveness of protests that have occurred here - as well as nationwide - against police killings of unarmed African Americans.

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Chicago “Mayor 1%” Rahm Emanuel forced into runoff

Money can buy Rahm Emanuel a lot of things but it couldn't buy him love, at least not from the voters here in the Feb. 24 primary race for mayor.

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“Let us breathe and grow”: 41st African American History celebrations

The 41st Annual People's World African American History Month Celebrations will take place in Hartford and New Haven, Conn.

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Ban on travel to Cuba still in place

The Cuban 5 are free, and difficult but promising negotiations have been going on in Havana about the restoration of full diplomatic relations.

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Southern California awards lunch raises friends for PW

Almost 60 friends of the People's World gathered here at the Los Angeles Workers Center to celebrate the People's World and its California contributors.

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Arrest increases call for political reform in New York State

The recent arrest of Sheldon Silver is only the latest in a series of events that has raised the volume on calls for ethics and political reform in New York.

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“Healthy Florida” plan may expand Medicaid in Sunshine State

Scott's support for expansion is very carefully limited, however.

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Chicago’s Garcia takes on banker–backed mayor

Mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia pledged to halt the "hijacking" of the city by hedge fund operators and bankers.

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Google Hangout: New era in U.S.-Cuba relations

What can people do to strengthen ties between our two countries? Join the conversation!

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