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Today in history: Catholic pacifist David Miller burns his draft card

The Catholic pacifist affiliated with the Catholic Worker movement, attended a rally held near the Armed Forces Induction Center in Manhattan.


Up-close with the “pro-lifers” - and the need for Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood remains the only resource in terms of OB/GYN care for hundreds of thousands of women with few to no other options.


Today in history: Jesse Jackson is born

Born on this date in 1941 in Greenville, S.C., he is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, politician, and columnist.


Emergency response needed to stop attack on Pastors for Peace

Time is of the essence to reverse the IRS plan to revoke this group's tax exempt status. 


Today in history: Catholic antiwar activist Phil Berrigan born

The American peace activist and former Roman Catholic priest, was born on this date in 1923.


Pledge in Michigan: Advocate for the earth and the poor

"We will insist that our elected and appointed officials act on behalf of us, our common home and the poor."


Pope to Congress: Politics cannot be a slave to finance

He is the first pope in history to address a joint session of Congress.


Pope Francis at White House: Fight climate change, aid immigrants

Speaking from a White House porch to a huge, ecstatic, cheering crowd, Francis did not mince words in his rebuke of climate change deniers.


Support pours in for teen suspended over clock

Obama called Ahmed's clock "cool" and said more kids should be inspired like him to enjoy science, because "it's what makes America great."


Boy Scouts of America to allow gay adult leaders

The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that has embroiled the Boy Scouts for years, takes effect immediately.

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