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California prisoners begin hunger strike

Thousands of inmates July 8 renewed a hunger strike begun in 2011 to protest prison practices they say amount to torture.

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One Billion Rising fights domestic violence, rape culture

One in three women worldwide will be raped or beaten in her lifetime. Since there are three billion women on the planet, one billion women will experience such outrages.

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Top Romney pal compares immigrants to dogs

This weekend, Mitt Romney endorsed Republican Rep. Steve King for reelection Nov. 6, calling him a "partner in DC."  King has taken the most extreme right-wing positions on almost every issue.

Christie's crony capitalism

Crony capitalism is alive and well in New Jersey. What would the whole country look like if run by these supporters of the one percent?

Speaking up for sex abuse victims

I was interested in July 31 news reports that the church's pastor, Jack Schaap, was fired for having sexual relationships with a minor.

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N.Y. archbishop fights child abuse legislation

In a meeting with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Democrat, Cardinal Timothy Dolan stressed that he was resolutely opposed to the proposed Child Victims Act, which, he says, "unfairly" targets the Catholic Church.