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Today in history: On April 15 the tax man cometh

In 1894, the Wilson-Gorman tariff imposed the first peacetime income tax of 2 percent on income over $4000, affecting fewer than one in ten households at that time.

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Rubio announces, abandons immigration reform

"Unfortunately he is much more beholden to his tea party base than to his Latino community."

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South Dakota American Indians win in landmark child welfare case

Many here say the federal government should, as it did in the South in the1950's, send in the federal troops. Let it be Indian troops.

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Today in history: A step forward for disability rights movement

On this date in 1990, exactly 25 years ago, a graphic designer named Dan Wilkins founded a firm called The Nth Degree.

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History in the making: Obama and Castro meet face to face

"The Cold War has been over for a long time," said Obama; "I'm not interested in having battles that started before I was born."

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Legislators aim to expand rights of undocumented Californians

State legislative leaders were joined here by immigrant rights advocates as they announced the "Immigrants Shape California" legislative package.

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Today in history: The Civil War ends

The death toll is estimated at perhaps as many as 750,000, out of a total U.S. population of only 30 million at the time.

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Appearing humbled, Emanuel wins second term as Chicago mayor

"We didn't lose today, we tried today; we fought hard for what we believed in; you don't succeed at this or anything else unless you try."

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Court stops CTA attempt to gag Garcia supporters in Chicago

 "Justice has been served in Chicago today, despite Mayor Emanuel's best efforts."

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Family of Tamir Rice launches petition for justice

"My 12-year-old cousin Tamir Rice was tragically shot to death by Cleveland police on November 22, 2014."

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