May

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Latina moms in Chicago: “We’re done crying!”

Except for one grandmother, the rest of the 20 or so women who patrol the streets around Davis Elementary School here every weekday are in their 20s and 30s.

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VIDEO Depicted as gorilla, African American doctor sues UCLA for racism

A respected African American faculty surgeon filed a racial discrimination suit against the UCLA Medical Center and UC Regents after they refused to take action on blatant acts of racism.

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Chicago activists protest Heartland Institute conference

Over a dozen environmental activists gathered to protest the Heartland Institute, which put up ads comparing environmentalists to the Unabomber.

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Drink coffee, live longer?

Some positive science to report: drinking coffee keeps the Grim Reaper away-at lease for a while longer.

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Thousands wrongly convicted

In the last 23 years alone, more than 2,000 people were falsely convicted, but probably far more people are in prison for crimes they did not commit.

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Iraq and Afghanistan veterans return medals at NATO protest

U.S. veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars threw their medals towards the site of the NATO Summit May 20 in what was called the most dramatic antiwar action by ex-GIs since Vietnam.

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Three cheers for Mariela Castro’s visit to the U.S.

Mariela Castro, staunch advocate and supporter of LGBT causes, daughter of Raul Castro and neice to Fidel Castro, is coming to the United States.

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Florida’s progressive forces unite against insurance company

Progressive forces from around Florida converged here May 17 to protest Coventry Health Care's use of its mega-profits to oppose the Affordable Care Act.

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Tom Morello, Nurses Union gather in Chicago

The event and its guitar-shredding conclusion saw nurses and workers of all ages and ethnicities, and from all walks of life, joining together and cheering Morello's encouraging words.

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Foreclosed homeowner stands his ground on his own porch

Lamont Newsome stands his ground at a battle post he and his loyal canine partner have maintained every day for a year and three months now - his front porch.

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