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Despite police violence Ferguson community continues peaceful protests

The numbers of community members, Black and white, who attended far outnumbered any who had engaged in looting the night before.

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Convergence in Jacksonville to call for Marissa Alexander's freedom

Regional and national activists will come together to support domestic violence survivor Marissa Alexander and strengthen opposition to mandatory minimum sentencing.

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Supreme Court makes it tougher for women to exercise choice

The Massachusetts policy aimed to protect women as they accessed reproductive health care against a backdrop of harassment and even physical attacks from anti-choice protesters.

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Documents reveal sexual assaults in military a growing epidemic

Up to 26,000 military members may have been sexually assaulted last year, according to a troubling new estimate, which comes just days after the Air Force's head of sexual assault prevention was arrested for groping a woman.

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Vigils remember victims, vow action on gun violence

Across the country, participants at gun violence vigils vowed to pressure the Senate to pass a bipartisan bill, mandating background checks for  firearm purchases at gun shows and online.

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Today in labor history: King writes famous "Letter from Birmingham Jail"

On April 16, 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., imprisoned in Alabama for protesting segregation, wrote his powerful and eloquent answer to criticisms of him, the civil rights movement and its nonviolent direct action tactics.

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Obama: “Shame on us if we’ve forgotten Newtown”

"Shame on us if we've forgotten," Obama said. "I haven't forgotten those kids."

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Thousands in Harlem rally against gun violence

People at the rally. like most New Yorkers, seemed to agree that good jobs and good quality education for all are necessary steps to ending gun violence on the streets.

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Doctors link childhood trauma, poverty with gun violence

Chicago has become the national spotlight for gun violence, especially affecting African American teenagers and children.

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