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Stop and Frisk: What Mayor Bloomberg really thinks

Mayor Bloomberg tried to defend his position supporting the NYPD's massive stop-and-frisk program directed against minority youth.

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Supporters urge passage of “way overdue” immigration reform

"The sky didn't fall when I won my legal status during the last immigration reform of 1986 and the sky will not fall when we pass this immigration reform."

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U.S. Supreme Court won’t rehear California’s Prop. 8

"Millions of Californians will be able to marry the person they love - with all the rights and responsibilities that go along with it."

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Supreme Court rules same sex marriage ban unconstitutional

In a historic ruling for gay rights, the Supreme Court today struck down DOMA, a 1996 law blocking federal recognition of same-sex marriages.

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Huge crowd pledges to fight for MLK's 'Dream'

Fifty years after Dr. King first gave his "I Have a Dream Speech" to 100,000 in this city, a diverse sea of people again flooded a two-mile stretch of Woodward Ave, Detroit's main thoroughfare.

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Immigration debate begins in Senate as calls to end deportations grow

 President Obama insisted the "moment is now" to give 11 million immigrants in the U.S. without documents a chance at citizenship.

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Senate judiciary committee approves immigration bill

The bill was supported by a bipartisan group of eight senators (the "Gang of Eight").

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NBA player makes history by coming out as gay

The NBA's Jason Collins made history yesterday by coming out as gay - the first time an NBA player has done so while still actively playing.

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Today in women's history: Actor Pearl Baily was born

Friday,  March 29th was Pearl Bailey's birthday.

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Thousands rally against school closings, vow "the fight has just begun"

Thousands of teachers, parents, students and city residents  protested the announcement by Chicago Board of Education that it will close 54 schools effecting 30,000 students.

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