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Civil rights groups fight potential Trump-inspired terrorism at the polls

Attempting to prevent Trump-inspired vigilante actions, the groups are calling for monitors to oversee balloting across the U.S.

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Justice Department issues scathing report: Baltimore police routinely violate rights

The report fully agrees with what Baltimore residents claim to have endured for years: the racial targeting by an out-of-control police department .

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Analyst: Adults, not teens, are lopsided majority of minimum wage workers

Researcher Monica Garcia-Perez presented her findings to an AFL-CIO-co-sponsored conference on race, income and inequality.

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Outlaw some company-forced arbitration

After extensive study, the CPFB wants to outlaw any arbitration ban on class action suits, including those against payday lenders.

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The Powell Memo and the war on workers

In 1971, Lewis Powell, well-connected conservative corporate lawyer, wrote a document that has changed our lives for 45 years.

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India-born Pramila Jayapal, a fighting progressive, wins Washington State primary

As a Washington state senator, Jayapal championed protections for immigrants and minorities and voting rights for all, and for a raise in the state minimum wage.

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Trump’s VP pick Mike Pence addresses right-wing lobby ALEC

Indiana's governor, Trump's Republican running mate, addressed - and hailed - ALEC, disregarding worker protests out front of the secretive right-wing cabal's meeting.

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Massachusetts passes most comprehensive state equal pay law

The law bars employers from demanding past salary figures from job applicants; it also provides a more comprehensive definition of comparable work.

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“Your voice is your vote”: DNC Black Caucus defends Black Lives Matter, Voting Rights Act

Healthcare, unemployment, student loans, and affordable housing affect communities of color. "We can't afford to sit it out. "

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Activists turn Chicago police torture site at Homan Square into Freedom Square

The occupation is one of several national protests currently being led by African-American-led organizations.

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