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Texas top court sets back freedom of information

The Texas Supreme Court's ruling is part of a national trend to restrict public information.

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Jobs crisis spotlighted at monument built by WPA

DALLAS - At a Robert E. Lee memorial built by the New Deal's WPA government jobs program, an NAACP leader and others called for federal action on jobs.

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Dallas re-lives its Black history

The Dallas Peace Center jump-started Black History Month by inviting the Rev. James Lawson, one of the most famous of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s contemporaries in the civil rights movement, for a three-day tour.

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Keep Cesar Chavez in Texas textbooks, UFW urges

The United Farm Workers of America is urging supporters to stop the Texas state Board of Education from eliminating Cesar Chavez and other historic Latino leaders from public school textbooks.

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Texans say health care can’t wait!

The Texas AFL-CIO initiated a statewide rally for health care reform at the state capitol for November 14.

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Activists say ‘thanks’ for health care reform

Video: In Dallas, activists from MoveOn, Organizing for America, Jobs with Justice and the Progressive Center of Texas poured into the offices of Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson to thank her for voting for health care reform.

Texas may bar students learning about Cesar Chavez, Thurgood Marshall

United Farmworkers founder César Chávez is an unfitting role model for students, and former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall is not an appropriate historical figure. So say “expert reviewers” in their report to the Texas State Board of Education, which recommends removing the two U.S. leaders from the social studies curriculum taught to its 4.7 million public school students.

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