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Tucson bans Mexican-American studies, students walk out

On Monday, after the Tucson, Ariz. school district banned its acclaimed Mexican-American studies program, hundreds of high school students throughout the city walked out of their schools in protest.

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State of the Union address, DREAM Act Undocumented youth respond

In his State of the Union address, the president described the challenges faced by undocumented youth: many of them are already responding favorably: "I'm a DREAMer and I believe myself to be an American. I have hope."

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Conn. vigil remembers slain youth

Young people organized a candlelight vigil to remember the 34 people who were killed in 2011, and to highlight the link between joblessness and violence.

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Teen atheist wins lawsuit vs. school, religious banner

After a protest led by a young atheist, a federal judge has ordered the removal of an inappropriate prayer banner from a high school auditorium in Rhode Island.

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French Quarter curfew targets Black youth, critics charge

Due to a new law passed in New Orleans, in the French Quarter children 16 and younger must obey an 8 p.m. weekend curfew, replacing a previous curfew of 11 p.m.

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Undocumented and unafraid: the Chicago Six on trial

Six undocumented youth appeared in Chicago's Circuit Court yesterday: They are the first-ever undocumented immigrants in Illinois to be put on trial for protesting immigration policy.

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White House announces youth summer jobs program

With nearly half of all young people between the ages of 16 and 24 unemployed, the White House today announced the $1.5 billion initiative.

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Connecticut youth lead fight for jobs

Youth groups are focused on linking the problem of youth violence to the lack of job opportunities.

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Could the DREAM Act have saved Joaquin Luna's life?

In his last words to his brother, Luna said he couldn't accomplish his dreams because there was a huge wall blocking him from fulfilling his goals.

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New Haven prepares for week of action for jobs

Actions include supporting the emergency need for massive public works jobs to restart the economy and aid communities, to be paid for by taxing the rich and ending the wars.

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