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Citizens United enabling Koch brothers to take over America?

Today two billionaire brothers are able to decide the results of elections throughout the country.

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Google Hangout: New era in U.S.-Cuba relations

What can people do to strengthen ties between our two countries? Join the conversation!

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Fifty years later it’s not too late for Dr. King’s dream

Dr. King wrote with an optimism that a nation that could produce such wealth could do better; he understood what many do not.

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High and low points of Connecticut’s history with Cuba

The Dec. 17, 2014 announcement by President Obama establishing full diplomatic relations with Cuba was a day we thought we might never see.

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Athletes join growing movement for racial justice

"This issue as I see it - police killings as a symptom of the systematic and historical devaluing of black lives - seemed too big to ignore."

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With #ICantBreathe, new movement for justice inspires

In response to the police murders of Brown and Garner and the failure of grand juries to return indictments, a new movement for justice has emerged.

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The CIA backstory needs to be remembered

As the debate on the Feinstein Committee's torture report continues, we need to remember the "backstory."

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Foreign policy intrigue: Why Obama got rid of Chuck Hagel

If you haven't been following the news, Hagel announced his resignation from the top civilian Pentagon post on Nov. 24, reportedly at Obama's request.

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Lesson from the 2014 elections: Inclusive 50-state strategy needed

The time for licking election wounds is over, but as many factors came into play, lessons are still being drawn from the setbacks.

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Man fights for justice inside Alabama prison

A young man named Melvin Ray, incarcerated in Alabama's St. Clair Correctional Facility, began developing and sharing a plan for resistance to mass incarceration.

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