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Today in history: Zoot Suit riots rock L.A.

In 1943, simmering racial unease exploded as hundreds of white sailors stationed in Los Angeles stormed into East L.A. and began beating Hispanics.

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Indigenous news: May 27 to June 3

A recent event at Oak Flat Campground featured Apache rhymers and their colleagues from Dine (Navajo), Ogala Lakota, Sicangu Lakota, and Yaqui cultures.

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Labor led coalition wins victories in Philly primary

The city's labor movement came together to nominate James Kenney as the Philly Democrats' mayoral candidate this November.

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Confederate flag buried belatedly in Florida

A park was the scene here on Memorial Day (May 25) of a symbolic ceremony of burial for the Confederate flag.

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Today in history: Maya Angelou passes one year ago

The multi-talented, much beloved Maya Angelou died one year ago today at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C.

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Advocates urge greater funding for human needs programs in California

Restoring and increasing funds for California's human needs programs tops the agenda of many legislators.

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Cuba travel bill advances in the Senate

Of progressive bills, the one that appears to be moving forward most quickly is the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act of 2015.

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This week in indigenous news: protests, fashion, discrimination

Bethany Yellowtail's work is a vibrant, elegant melding of classic style and the staples of her Native upbringing.

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Protesters set up “Raunerville” outside Illinois governor’s penthouse

Nearly 200 Chicagoans rallied in front of the building where Gov. Rauner owns a lakefront penthouse.

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