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A decade after Katrina: what we’ve learned and refuse to learn

A decade later, the nation has made little progress in addressing the systemic problems Hurricane Katrina laid bare.

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Today in history: It’s Women’s Equality Day!

On this day 95 years ago, in 1920, after a 72-year struggle, women in the United States won the right to vote.

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Standing up to Trump: Undocumented worker challenges billionaire bully

As negative coverage surrounding Trump's immigration policy paper continues to spill out, the New York Times lifts up a critical voice in the debate.

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Here’s why close collaboration between NSA and AT&T matters

New disclosures about the NSA's partnership with AT&T could reignite constitutional challenges to the spy agency's efforts to wiretap the Internet.

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Indigenous News: Youth sue U.S. government over climate change

"This lawsuit is made necessary by the at-best schizophrenic, if not suicidal, nature of U.S. climate and energy policy."

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Today in history: LBJ’s “Great Society” is launched

On this date in 1964, a nearly $1 billion anti-poverty measure was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Military families and top brass support Iran nuclear deal

"It takes courage to deal with an adversarial country in a peaceful manner, and to instead focus on what joins us together than what tears us apart."

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Immigration: Trump trumps the truth

Trump's purpose is demagogic, to toss red meat to the most extreme reactionary sections of the Republican Party base while spreading the poison of xenophobic racism around.

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After 54 years, U.S. raises flag in Cuba

A jubilant flag-raising at the reopened U.S. Embassy in Havana is giving way to serious talk about the road ahead in improving relations between the U.S. and Cuba.

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Today in civil rights history: James Meredith graduates from Ole Miss

Twice denied admission, he filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, alleging that the university had rejected him only because of his race.

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