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Today in history: The Stamp Act repealed in 1766

The Act was a taxation measure enacted to raise revenues for a standing British army in America.

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U.S.-Cuba direct mail service resumes

News of improved Cuban-American relations has been hitting the fast lane recently, benefiting citizens of both nations.

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Overseas commentators equate Trumpism with racist nationalism in Europe

A growing number of foreign diplomats are complaining to U.S. government officials about Donald Trump.

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Black Flint Rising: After the fix, will injustice remain?

"My fear is in two years, pipes will be fixed but all the injustices that brought this about will remain."

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Shifting U.S. immigration policy helps some families, but it’s not enough

Efforts to bring some sanity and humanity into U.S. immigration policy are stalled in Congress and the courts.

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PW in the streets: Urgent issues for the next president

Many issues are being addressed on the campaign trails, but which topics are most important to voters? 

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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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Iowa caucuses: Spending big doesn’t assure a candidate’s victory

Iowa caucuses - both Democratic and Republican - are exercises in genuine, local neighbor-to-neighbor democracy.

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Calling out the hypocrisy of the U.S. Cuban blockade

Ending restrictions on U.S. tourist travel, expanding U.S. exports to Cuba - both are topics that are unlikely to survive the rigors of Republican-dominated Congress. 

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Let Cuba Live Committee of Maine says end Cuban Adjustment Act

"We call upon Congress to repeal the Cuban Adjustment Act," which has "led to the deaths of Cubans crossing the Florida Straits in boats."

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