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Today in history: October 12 is Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The idea of replacing Columbus Day with a day celebrating the indigenous people of North America first arose in 1977.


“SlutWalk” in Los Angeles causes controversy

"I can wear whatever I want, but it still doesn't mean that I want to have sex with you or I'm asking for it."


California governor signs doctor-assisted death bill for terminal patients

California will now join Oregon, Washington, Vermont, and Montana in allowing physicians to prescribe lethal medications to terminally ill patients.


Today in history: It’s German-American Day

Originally known as"German Day," the holiday was celebrated for the first time in Philadelphia in 1883.


Cuba-U.S. Relations: Next stop, Congress

The Cuban position is that there are still things the Obama administration can do by executive order to move things forward. 


After Oregon shooting, Obama pleads for new gun control measures

"As I said just a few months ago, and I said a few months before that, our thoughts and prayers are not enough."


Emergency response needed to stop attack on Pastors for Peace

Time is of the essence to reverse the IRS plan to revoke this group's tax exempt status. 


New Yorkers protest hedge fund-backed charter school ad

Parents, civil rights leaders, elected officials, clergy and advocacy groups rallied outside the NYC Department of Education HQ.


The Pentagon and Hawaii, militarized state of armed occupation

U.S. armed occupation of Hawaii threatens the lives and well-being of indigenous people and others for whom the islands are home.


Blankenship to finally face justice for 29 miners’ deaths?

The accused coal criminal, Don Blankenship, may finally face justice this coming month.

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