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Southern town government refuses to remove Confederate flag

A local museum's request to remove a Confederate flag was rejected by the City Council in a poor, struggling former textile town.

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Fed’s Yellen hits income inequality

Even the head of the Fed now worries about the chasm of income inequality.  But Janet Yellen, in a speech at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, took it one step beyond money.

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Income inequality comes to Supreme Court, courtesy Justice Sotomayor

Justice Sonia Sotomayor is worried about income inequality's negative impact not only on the U.S. now, but on future generations.

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Top 4 radical conclusions from Piketty’s “Capital In The 21st Century”

 Nearly every economist of any reputation must now deal with the stunning evidence behind the inequality trends Piketty illuminates.

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Oakland's Trayvon Martin rally: "Keep fighting" for justice

Oakland youth took leadership of the event, spotlighting the effects of the shooting and verdict. They took turns to speak movingly of their reactions to hearing of the death of Martin.

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Remember Trayvon Martin, with video

One year ago, George Zimmerman shot and killed 17 year-old Trayvon Martin because he thought the young man looked suspicious. And one year later, what happened that night still outrages us.

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Bloomsburg University students call for justice for Trayvon

The history of lynching in Florida has been the subject of much scholarly study. See Dr. Maxine Jones's FSU report to the Florida Legislature on the Rosewood massacre.

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Protesters charge Bank of America received $1.9 billion tax refund

St. Louis protesters against tax dodgers say Bank of America made $4.4 billion in profits last year and paid no taxes -- they got a $1.9 billion refund!

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Fired up New Yorkers deliver Tax Day message to 1%

The rally assembled across the street from Bank of America in Midtown Manhattan.

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In Florida battleground, tax fairness appeals to voters

Many demonstrators enthusiastically supported proposed federal legislation that would require millionaires to pay a tax rate of at least 30 percent.

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