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President Obama, at federal prison, calls for new approach to crime

The president said there must be a distinction between young people "doing stupid things" and violent criminals.

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AFL-CIO statement on Scott Walker announcement

Trumka released a statement in response to Gov. Walker's upcoming announcement that he is running for president of the U.S.

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Netroots Conference seeks ignition of Democratic base

Netroots Nation will bring together over 3,000 progressive activists and leaders to discuss key issues and strategize for upcoming battles in 2015 and 2016.

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Pelosi endorses Hillary Clinton – almost

"If you don't vote - and some in the opposition have told me that they don't want you to vote - you don't count."

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Confederate flag taken down at South Carolina Capitol

The state's Senate and House voted to remove the flag; chants of "take it down" eventually morphed into chants of "U.S.A." as the flag was lowered.

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Jeb Bush call for Americans to work more hours draws backlash

"It's easy for Jeb to sit extra hours at his corporate board meetings, but the average worker already clocks in 47 hours a week while wages remain stagnant."

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Indigenous news: Apache Stronghold caravan, First Lady meets with tribal youth

An Apache Indian caravan is making a stop in Denver to draw attention to a land grab by a mining giant.

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Education: is it job training, or preparation for democracy?

If we want our nation to create more people like history's innovators and inventors, we would be wise to teach our children how to think like they did.

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Mass march July 13 at start of NC voting rights trial

"We have a strong case against North Carolina's voting law. Not only is the measure discriminatory, but lawmakers knew it would harm voters of color and passed it anyway."

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May it displease the court: race and Justice Sotomayor

The Supreme Court announced it would again hear an affirmative action case in which a white woman claims she was denied admission to the University of Texas because of her race.

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