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Illinois sues to prevent pension for cop tied to torture

Activists against police torture here welcome Ill. Attorney General Lisa Madigan's lawsuit to stop Jon Burge, the former police commander convicted for lying about the torture of suspects, from receiving his pension.

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Anti-segregation march planned for Raleigh

Quality education is seen by the organizers as linked to other issues, with the groups calling for "a broad, 14-point people's agenda."

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With rise of Egypt, Glenn Beck's popularity falls

In response to the Egyptian uprising, Glenn Beck is getting crazier and more extreme than ever with predictions of  a worldwide conflagration and implosion.

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Justice Dept. weighs probe of Seattle police killings

A local jury returned a split verdict, but the finding by four jurors that the cop's use of lethal force was unjustified is virtually unprecedented.

National outrage: Akron mother jailed for putting kids in suburban school

The case of Kelley Williams-Bolar, an African American resident of Akron, Ohio, highlights the ongoing problems of racism and segregation in our country.

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A New Generation of Dreamers: Freedom Rides yesterday and today

A month-long celebration linking the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides that desegregated interstate transportation in the South with today's movements to address racism, violence and unemployment was kicked off here.

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Segregated housing rooted in government policy, panel shows

"From Redlining to White Flight, the History of Housing Segregation and the Importance of Regionalism" presented shocking details of how government and industry played a big role in segregating neighborhoods and schools.

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Seattle MLK march message: stop police violence

More than 2,000 people marched Martin Luther King Day, protesting brutality and use of lethal force by officers of the Seattle Police Department.

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At King birthday rally, elected officials urge grassroots involvement

Bay area elected officials addressed a crowd that packed the great hall at International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 6 to honor the great civil rights and peace leader.

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Illinois: One pen away from abolishing the death penalty

Lawmakers are poised to make Illinois the first state to end capital punishment since 2009.

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