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Super Tuesday: GOP pushes powerlessness; Democrats promote empowerment

The contrast between the Democrats and the Republicans running for the presidential nomination was stark.

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Cuba's first American Embassy Secretary in 50 years visits Bay Area

Interview with Miguel Fraga, the first secretary of the newly reestablished Cuban Embassy in Washington D.C.

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South Carolinians facing tough times, but think politicians won’t help

Voters and non-voters alike see themselves and their neighbors facing hard times. But many of those we talked with feel that they are on their own.

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New study enumerates barriers to those with criminal records

The effect of a criminal record doesn't end with jobs. Food stamps and affordable housing restrictions also dog ex-convicts' ability to reintegrate into society.

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The black community is key in South Carolina primary

Pundits have been examining opinions within the African American community and trying to predict whether Clinton or Sanders will capture the black vote.

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Nothing rotten in Denmark: American exceptionalism hurts us

Sanders suggests we look to a place like Denmark not because it is socialist or capitalist, but because the people there enjoy a higher quality of life. 

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This week in history: First Black woman earns a medical degree

Rebecca Davis Lee became the first African-American woman to become a physician in the United States.

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Unity vs. the right in Nevada, danger displayed in South Carolina

Nevada's Democratic Party caucuses held showed an effort between Sanders and Clinton to protect the White House from the hands of the far right.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership protests mount

"The TPP represents a giant step in the wrong direction that will blow a hole in the American economy, which will have to struggle for decades to recover."

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Justice Department’s civil rights complaint against Ferguson could set model for reform

The Department of Justice filed a robust complaint against Ferguson, Missouri, charging the city with violations of federal civil rights statutes.

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