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High school students protest gross inequalities in sports programs

Students held signs with startling numbers like "36,000 students of color go to high schools with almost no sports."

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Today in women's history: Remembering jazz singer Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan was renowned for her melodic improvising, wide vocal range and extraordinary technique.

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Unforgiven: Weak laws offer debtors little protection

Critics say the 1968 federal law that allows collectors to take 25 percent of debtors' wages, or every penny in their bank accounts, is out of date and overly harsh.

 

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Young unionist at Next Up Summit takes aim at student debt

"We have a student debt amount that is more than what the government spends in a year on all its programs put together."

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Anti-LGBT bills introduced in 28 states

So far this year 34 anti-LGBT bills in nine states have been defeated or failed to meet key legislative deadlines.

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Today in women's history: Sandra Day O'Connor is FWOTSC

First Woman On The Supreme Court was born on March 26, 1930.

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Report refutes Emanuel's austerity agenda for Chicago

Proposals for getting Chicago's finances back on track without unconstitutional grabs at retiree pensions, cuts to vital services, and toxic bank fees.

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Jobs Not Jails campaign wins victory in Oakland

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors decision increases funding for community-based programs helping people when they return home.

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Today in women’s history: Happy birthday Dorothy Height

Height was the president of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) for 40 years and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

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So-called "balanced budget" shows the GOP has money to kill

The opposite of win-win, the Republican budgets are kill-kill.

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