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Right-wing scheme to shut down government may flop

Although right-wing Republicans are still scheming to shut down the federal government, at the moment their efforts seem to be faltering.


Indigenous news: Junípero Serra, Marvel Comics, Doctrine of Discovery

A Native second-grader was sent home because his traditional Mohawk hairstyle was "too distracting" to teachers and students.


Pope to Congress: Politics cannot be a slave to finance

He is the first pope in history to address a joint session of Congress.


Today in history: Reagan advances “Star Wars” in space

People living in every kind of social system viewed Reagan's "Star Wars" strategy as a barbaric escalation and provocation.


Trump: Climate change is “not a big problem at all”

Trump declared, "I consider climate change to be not one of our big problems. I think it's the weather."


Support pours in for teen suspended over clock

Obama called Ahmed's clock "cool" and said more kids should be inspired like him to enjoy science, because "it's what makes America great."


Washington D.C.: Days of Action against Cuba blockade

The U.S. could profit in many ways from open relations and sharing of resources.


The way to remember 9/11: Restore workers’ rights and the Constitution

It seems that in the intervening years, the country as a whole - and its political leaders in particular - have forgotten about this attack and its victims.


Illinois residents suffering from Rauner’s budget standoff

The budget standoff between right-wing Gov. Rauner and the pro-worker Democratic-run state legislature continues with no sign of an end.


Brooklyn reps rebuff AIPAC, back Iran deal

Four key congresspeople, three African American and one Latina, representing large concentrations of Jewish voters, came out in support of the Iran deal.

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