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Have a heart, Wendy’s! Valentine’s Day weekend of action

Of the largest fast food corporations in the country, Wendy's alone is the only one that has refused to join the Fair Food Program.

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Justices could increase big-money hold on state courts

Most voters know little about judicial candidates. Money influences judicial campaigns far more than it does campaigns for Congress.

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Oakland examines racial disparities, police misconduct

 The Oakland City Council has begun a new process to examine racial disparities in the city's economy and criminal justice system.

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Native children assaulted by a group of South Dakota hockey fans

"The actions of the men in the VIP suite was despicable, humiliating and devastating to these children's well-being and safety."

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Today in African-American history: Fifteenth amendment ratified

The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits denying citizens the right to vote based on their "race, color, or previous condition of servitude."

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The wedding of the century

A four-year romance became the celebration not just of two people being joined together in marriage, but that of a family's triumph over injustice and discrimination.

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Obama rolls out budget plan he says will protect workers

President Obama says his proposal for the year starting October 1 would, if enacted, enhance retirement security and improve worker protections for millions of people.

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Obama wants you to have cheap, fast Internet, but telecom giants don’t

On Jan. 20 during the State of the Union address, President Obama pledged "to protect a free and open Internet."

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Republicans step up their attacks on immigrants

After the Republican majority was elected, Richard Trumka warned its defunding proposal "would further exploit and force our community members to continue to live and work in fear."

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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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