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Black Flint Rising: After the fix, will injustice remain?

"My fear is in two years, pipes will be fixed but all the injustices that brought this about will remain."

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Shifting U.S. immigration policy helps some families, but it’s not enough

Efforts to bring some sanity and humanity into U.S. immigration policy are stalled in Congress and the courts.

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PW in the streets: Urgent issues for the next president

Many issues are being addressed on the campaign trails, but which topics are most important to voters? 

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New study enumerates barriers to those with criminal records

The effect of a criminal record doesn't end with jobs. Food stamps and affordable housing restrictions also dog ex-convicts' ability to reintegrate into society.

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Iowa caucuses: Spending big doesn’t assure a candidate’s victory

Iowa caucuses - both Democratic and Republican - are exercises in genuine, local neighbor-to-neighbor democracy.

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Calling out the hypocrisy of the U.S. Cuban blockade

Ending restrictions on U.S. tourist travel, expanding U.S. exports to Cuba - both are topics that are unlikely to survive the rigors of Republican-dominated Congress. 

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Let Cuba Live Committee of Maine says end Cuban Adjustment Act

"We call upon Congress to repeal the Cuban Adjustment Act," which has "led to the deaths of Cubans crossing the Florida Straits in boats."

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Sanders surging nationally as Iowa caucuses draw near

With the Iowa caucuses just three weeks away, Bernie Sander's campaign for the presidency is surging on several fronts.

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Sanders: Break up banks, tax speculation, start postal banking

Sanders last week repeated a pledge that he has made in speeches across the country; if elected, he said, he will break up the big banks.

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This week in history: FDR calls for Four Freedoms

U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt articulated the fundamental goals of Four Freedoms that people "everywhere in the world" ought to enjoy.

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