June

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Huge crowd pledges to fight for MLK's 'Dream'

Fifty years after Dr. King first gave his "I Have a Dream Speech" to 100,000 in this city, a diverse sea of people again flooded a two-mile stretch of Woodward Ave, Detroit's main thoroughfare.

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Philly hunger strikers fast for safe schools

"This is breakfast, lunch and dinner. Every day, for eight days," said Patricia Norris as she held up her bottle of water. Norris is on a "water only" fast outside Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's regional office.

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Supreme Court limits sexual harassment lawsuits

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that only supervisors with direct power over a worker's future can be sued for racial or sexual harassment on the job.

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U.S. Supreme Court sends affirmative action case back to lower court

Fisher v. the University of Texas was a challenge to that school's affirmative action policy by Abigail Fisher, whose application for admission was turned down.

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The fast against firings

While the Senate debates the immigration bill, labor and community activists in northern California charge that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency continues to require local employers to fire hundreds of workers, saying they have no immigration papers.

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Shocking new cuts will gut Chicago schools

After closing 50 schools, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools are cutting elementary and high school budgets tens of millions of dollars.

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Panel examines progressive side of federalism

A panel at the American Constitution Society convention explores federal vs. state power in labor and human rights.

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Michigan rally slams Republicans' "Education Inc." agenda

LANSING, Mich. - Pam Kirchens believes that a free quality public education is the cornerstone of a democratic society and that every child in Michigan deserves access to equal and excellent public education.

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Obamacare is already lowering costs

The president's signature health care law has already had a remarkable impact on health care costs.

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Boehner says he’ll block whatever Senate GOP can’t kill

Boehner's statement is important because it gives his 234-member caucus a virtual veto over what Congress does, regardless of the Senate.

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