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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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"Right-to-work (for less)" bill threatens democracy in Indiana

Labor rights and democracy are in grave danger in the Hoosier state.

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People of Wisconsin make history on recall

MADISON, Wis. - Participants in the drive by United Wisconsin to collect more than a million signatures to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker celebrated long and hard here last night.

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Bank of America forecloses on Whittier home, neighbors rally to fight it (video)

Whittier residents join fight to stop Bank of America from taking their neighbor's home. (video)

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Freedom is a constant struggle: Birmingham's MLK march (with video)

Birmingham honors the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (video)

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Wikipedia goes dark in protest over internet piracy bill

Wikipedia, the popular online encyclopedia which has become an invaluable resource to millions of people worldwide, went offline this morning in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).

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Over 1 million sign to force recall of Wisconsin governor

The people of Wisconsin today submitted over a million signatures on petitions to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker, 460,000 more than  needed to trigger a recall election.

Voter suppression faces stiff opposition in Florida

A statement released by the Republican Party of Florida claims they are "closing the gap" on Democrats with new GOP  voter registrations. To analyze the facts properly one needs to look beyond the numbers.

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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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Youngstown earthquake hearing reveals public anger, few answers

"This is a dog-and-pony show," said a dissatisfied resident, among hundreds at a public hearing to investigate the city's 4.0 earthquake on New Year's Eve.

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