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U.S. ready to sue Arizona sheriff on alleged civil rights abuses

Justice Department attorneys investigating Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio for civil rights violations, are giving his lawyers until next Tuesday to turn over requested documents.

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New law seen as victory for trafficked women

Governor David Paterson signed into law a bill  stipulating that a person who has been the victim of sex trafficking can go back to court to have arrests for prostitution  erased from their record.

Resegregation opponents arrested in Raleigh

Nineteen protesters, including the Rev. William Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP, were arrested Tuesday in Raleigh at a school board meeting.

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Lawmakers move to lift statute of limitations on police torture

CHICAGO - Just days after the conviction of former police Commander Jon Burge here, Rep. Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., introduced a bill that would make police torture of suspects a crime against humanity and a federal crime with no statute of limitations.

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NYC Pride: Celebrating and militant

Manhattan's LGBT pride march, the largest and oldest in the nation, and one of the largest in the world, capped off a the June 19-27th Pride Week.

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Justice delayed but not denied, Jon Burge found guilty

A federal jury here on Monday, June 28, found former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge guilty on all three counts of obstruction of justice and perjury for lying about torture in a civil lawsuit.

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Pride parade celebrates, presses for equality

Thousands thronged the streets here June 26 and 27, enjoying the 40th anniversary of this city's Gay Pride celebration with brilliant rainbow-hued costumes, musical and theatrical events, and just plain fun.

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Marriage equality summer

Marriage equality activists are refusing to let the pro-discrimination voices of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) go unanswered this summer.

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At Prop. 8 closer, marriage equality supporters keep up fight

Marriage equality supporters rally outside courthouse as closing arguments are given, moving case one step closer to its probable destination: U.S. Supreme Court.

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Arizona GOP targets children born to undocumented immigrants

Arizona Republicans say they plan to introduce new legislation this fall that, if passed, would block the children of undocumented immigrants from becoming citizens.

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