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Right wingers shift strategy: Government to stay open for now

Resolutions passed by large majorities in both houses guarantee that federal agencies will continue receiving their current levels of funding until December 11.


Indigenous news: Junípero Serra, Marvel Comics, Doctrine of Discovery

A Native second-grader was sent home because his traditional Mohawk hairstyle was "too distracting" to teachers and students.


GOP: No bootstraps for you, baby!

The whole motley GOP crew is determined to do whatever it takes to deny workers and their children economic mobility.


"Forward Through Ferguson": Report uncovers roots of racial inequality

The Ferguson Commission released its long-awaited report titled "Forward Through Ferguson: A Path Toward Racial Equality."


Iran deal popular with constituents of undecided representatives

A new Public Policy Polling survey finds that voters want their elected officials to vote to move it forward.


A decade after Katrina: what we’ve learned and refuse to learn

A decade later, the nation has made little progress in addressing the systemic problems Hurricane Katrina laid bare.


Chris Christie’s tunnel tango

What happened to the money after the New Jersey governor killed a new commuter rail tunnel five years ago?


Over forty percent of U.S. children live in poverty

Any family that can't pay for its basic expenses is a family living in poverty.


Donald Trump: success and excess

Trump has said some stupendously outrageous things in his bid for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, revealing the attitudes of extremely rich people.


East Saint Louis, hit by hard-times, down but not out

At its height in the 1950's, East Saint Louis had a population of 82,366. Only about one-third remain today.

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