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Energy bill stalling has groups riled up

Leaders of 31 national organizations sent a letter to the Senate today pressing senators "not to squander the great promise of bipartisan action" for "strong clean energy and climate change legislation."

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Ex-inmates need across-the-board help, panelists say

Alameda County elected officials, law enforcement officials, community organizations and current and former inmates came together April 22, to consider how best to help former prisoners.

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Thousands march for California's future

SACRAMENTO - At least 12,000 people marched here recently, crowding on to the space in front of the State Capitol to protest corporate greed.

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Republicans poised to block debate on finance reform

The most comprehensive changes in financial regulation since the 1930's are unlikely to clear their first obstacle in the Senate tonight as Republicans try to hold out for a bill more favorable to Wall Street.

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The photography of Milton Rogovin

Milton Rogovin, at 100 years young, keeps up his activism as his photographs gain wide notoriety.

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Lawmaker calls for Arizona boycott, governor signs draconian immigration bill

From law enforcement to the president, opposition to Arizona's anti-immigrant law grows. Hundreds of immigrant rights activists staged civil disobedience protests and vigils at Arizona's Capitol opposing the measure.

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TSU symposium explores the art of the African diaspora

Texas Southern University celebrates its museum's 10th anniversary with a symposium on the art of the African diaspora.

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Hope fades for 11 workers after oil rig explosion

The explosion on the Gulf of Mexico oil rig  was the fourth oil industry accident in two weeks that has killed or seriously injured workers. "The industry is long overdue for a complete overhaul of its health and safety provisions," says one union official.

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Dorothy Height, godmother of civil rights movement

Dorothy Height is remembered as a pioneering voice of the civil rights movement whose life's work and activism stretched from the New Deal through the 2008 election of President Obama.

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Detroit ministers prepare for U.S. Social Forum

One way Detroiters are fighting back is by taking advantage of the U.S. Social Forum, an event expected to draw tens of thousands.

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