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Bernie Sanders makes it official: he’s running for president

Bernie Sanders announced on the steps of the U.S. Capitol yesterday that he was running for the Democratic Party's nomination for the presidency.

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Freddie Gray's death lit another fuse, this time it's Baltimore

Freddie Gray's name tragically joins the seemingly endless list of young African American men brutally murdered at the hands of police.

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Koch brothers can’t conceal their love for Scott Walker

Walker desperately needs the Kochs and has clung to their brand since 2008.

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Rapid rise in super PACs dominated by single donors

A growing number of political committees have become instruments of single donors.

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Lee Cain: he kept his eyes on the prize

Lee Cain was a powerful orator who had toiled for years at the Dodge Main plant and was a leader of the Black Caucus of the UAW.

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Today in history: 50th anniversary of first national march against Vietnam War

On this date in 1965, Washington, D.C. saw the first major demonstration against the Vietnam War.

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South Dakota American Indians win in landmark child welfare case

Many here say the federal government should, as it did in the South in the1950's, send in the federal troops. Let it be Indian troops.

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Hillary Clinton announces: “I’m running for president!”

Hillary Rodham Clinton announced Sunday that she is running for president a second time.

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Today in history: A step forward for disability rights movement

On this date in 1990, exactly 25 years ago, a graphic designer named Dan Wilkins founded a firm called The Nth Degree.

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Today in women’s history: Barbie is born

Barbie became the figurehead of an extensive and highly lucrative brand of Mattel dolls and accessories.

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