September

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FBI raids spark free speech protests

CHICAGO -- Peace and solidarity activists here held a picket line in front of FBI headquarters protesting recent raids.

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Former base could bring new life to Oakland

Plans to redevelopment the giant former Oakland Army Base would bring 8000 new jobs. 

Missouri tax ballot initiative would gut services

Missouri voters also face a billionaire-funded November ballot initiative that would eliminate the earnings tax in St. Louis and Kansas City.

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Rinku Sen discusses racial justice

"The biggest and overarching question today is how we move forward with a modern racial justice agenda," said Rinku Sen, president and executive director of the Applied Research Center.

Atheists know more about religion than believers says poll

 A study released September 28 by the Pew Research center says atheists and agnostics know more about the world's religious faiths than believers.

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For disabled, questions abound on Race to Top

Special education funding was doubled this year, but Race to the Top has more questions than answers, and doesn't address full funding in the long-term.

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A chilling contrast in Michigan's 9th CD

With the first debate over between incumbent Democrat Gary Peters and his Republican and tea party backed challenger Andrew (Rocky) Raczkowski, voters have real reason for concern.

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Facing Race conference highlights hope, vision and change

More than 1,000 racial justice activists, educators and journalists convenedin Chicago  Sept. 23-25 at the McCormick Hyatt Regency during the Applied Research Center's 2010 Facing Race national conference.

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Saving Bragg Nature Center: Another Obama success story

The construction crews were hired thanks to a $3 million grant under President Obama's economic stimulus package - one of hundreds of projects across the nation that are creating millions of jobs.

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Ballot prop to legalize pot gets everyone's attention

If you want voters to pay attention to propositions, try putting one on the ballot to legalize pot. 

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