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Mother of 27-year-old Navy vet: Virginia Beach police “executed my baby”

Gina Best said there are no words to describe her devastating grief after her daughter was shot and killed in a hail of bullets.

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Super Tuesday: GOP pushes powerlessness; Democrats promote empowerment

The contrast between the Democrats and the Republicans running for the presidential nomination was stark.

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New study enumerates barriers to those with criminal records

The effect of a criminal record doesn't end with jobs. Food stamps and affordable housing restrictions also dog ex-convicts' ability to reintegrate into society.

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Nothing rotten in Denmark: American exceptionalism hurts us

Sanders suggests we look to a place like Denmark not because it is socialist or capitalist, but because the people there enjoy a higher quality of life. 

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Unity vs. the right in Nevada, danger displayed in South Carolina

Nevada's Democratic Party caucuses held showed an effort between Sanders and Clinton to protect the White House from the hands of the far right.

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Sanders, Clinton neck and neck in Nevada

The latest CNN poll indicates that the outcome of the Democratic Party caucuses, taking place across Nevada tomorrow, are still too close to call.

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Minority voters must focus on what, not who

We've learned that a rising tide doesn't raise all boats. Some boats are buoyant yachts, others small row boats and some are stuck at the bottom. 

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Shady bond deals at root of Chicago school funding crisis

Over a billion dollars of taxpayer money will be diverted from Chicago's school children to high interest loan payments to bankers over the next three decades.

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Inequality by the numbers

We Americans like to think of ourselves as a middle-class country where the top is not out of reach and the bottom doesn't pose such a grim, cautionary specter.

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Sanders’ “political revolution” wins in New Hampshire primary

"The American people are showing that they will no longer accept a political system bought and paid for by the billionaire class," Sanders said in his victory speech.

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