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Cuba Caravanistas welcomed in Dallas

Participants explained why they are going: "To deliver aid to our brothers and sisters in Cuba as a direct challenge to the U.S. government's cruel and immoral economic blockade."

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U.S. policy driving the children north

The poverty and suffering of Guatemalans, and especially indigenous Guatemalans, is rooted in long term U.S. policy in the region.

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Dallas opts to take immigrant children

Up to 2,000 immigrant children will be cared for in Dallas under a plan announced by County Judge Clay Jenkins at the Texas Democratic Party Convention June 28.

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“We are the mayor:” Newark inaugurates new mayor

A large and enthusiastic Newark crowd celebrated the inauguration of its 40th mayor, Ras Baraka, last week at the city's New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

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Republicans use child refugees to block immigration reform

The arrival in South Texas alone of over 50,000 child refugees without immigration papers has been seized on by Republicans to block immigration reform.

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Supreme Court allows corporations to deny birth control coverage

The Supreme Court ruled that family-owned corporations can use religious objections to opt out of the Affordable Care Act requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

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No Bill of Rights on U.S.-Mexico border

Tucson is 60 miles from the Mexican border, within a 100-mile zone where immigration authorities say important due process rights can be suspended.

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Mother Jones memorial ready for rehab

The 78-year-old memorial to labor organizer and hell-raiser Mary Harris "Mother" Jones is ready for rehabilitation, the Illinois AFL-CIO announced.

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Income inequality comes to Supreme Court, courtesy Justice Sotomayor

Justice Sonia Sotomayor is worried about income inequality's negative impact not only on the U.S. now, but on future generations.

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With Iraq under threat, questions emerge

Among those hard questions, many Iraqis believe, should be a serious re-think of the damaging U.S. policy of manipulating ethnic and sectarian blocs in Iraq.

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