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Today in history: The Americans with Disabilities Act signed 25 years ago

It was dedicated activism that accomplished these measures so that the benefits of living in a modern society can be accessed by millions more people.

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Walker offers rightwing policies tried and tested in his Wisconsin lab

Wisconsin stands as the actual laboratory of failure for Republican ideology and pain for the people.

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Los Angeles does it again: $15 an hour!

The nation's largest local government voted to raise the minimum wage for county employees and workers employed in the unincorporated areas -- 1.2 and 1.6 million workers.

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Unionists, retirees to lead mass pro-Medicare rallies on July 30

Unions also want to use the rallies to again push for "Medicare for all," namely government-run single-payer national health insurance.

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Justice for Tamir Rice dealt legal blow ahead of civil rights conference

An Ohio appeals court declined to force the arrest of the Cleveland police officers involved in the murder of 12-year old Tamir Rice.

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Scam videos try to destroy Planned Parenthood - again

An individual with ties to far-right video scammers has launched a new video attack on Planned Parenthood.

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Dead at 28, Sandra Bland's Texas dream turned nightmare

According to federal statistics, an African-American driver is 31 percent more likely to be pulled over for a traffic citation.

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Black Lives Matter disrupts Netroots presidential forum

"Welcome to Arizona where a black trans-woman cannot walk down the street; where Martin Luther King Day was repealed by a Republican governor."

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Sorry is not enough

It's not "normal that so many young people end up in our criminal justice system. What is normal is teenagers doing stupid things."

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Activist group wins improvements in “Call-A-Ride”

The Coalition for Truth in Independence held a press conference to highlight recent successes around the "Ride with Respect Campaign."

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