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Coming out is still risky in Tennessee

For many workers in Tennessee, reporting a case of discrimination based on sexual orientation would seriously risk their personal safety.

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Progressives say stakes in 2012 'higher than ever'

With over 80 progressive organizations participating, the ninth annual conference of the Campaign for America's Future opened in Washington under the banner of "Take Back the American Dream."

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National student power conference set for August

"Young people are in the front ranks of people fighting against the corporate attacks on the 99 percent across our nation."

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Labor rolls out biggest voter protection effort ever

At a packed press conference the AFL-CIO, joined by the NAACP, the National Council of La Raza and the Generational Alliance, announced the launching of what could be the biggest voter protection effort in U.S. history.

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Thousands protest Philly school closings, layoffs

Responding to a call by SEIU, more than a thousand people marched through downtown and rallied in front of the School Reform Commission offices.

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Latina moms in Chicago: “We’re done crying!”

Except for one grandmother, the rest of the 20 or so women who patrol the streets around Davis Elementary School here every weekday are in their 20s and 30s.

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Republican war spreads to students

Republican senators today filibustered the Stop Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act. Their action threatens to create havoc with the economy, and wreck the country's future.

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Despite negativity of some, metal fans join in today’s struggle

When Dave Mustaine made a number of homophobic comments and supported GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum, much of the metal community was in uproar.

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New revelation critical in Trayvon Martin case

Startling new revelations have emerged in the case of Trayvon Martin, adding to the national outrage over his murder.

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Judge declares Chicago Six “not guilty”

The six undocumented youth who were arrested last August - and charged with mob action and reckless conduct - were found not guilty.

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