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Couples celebrate new civil union law with "I do"

Chicago hosts a public celebration of the new Illinois civil union law.


Pete Seeger on youth, careers, and social movements

David Kupfer visited with Pete Seeger just before his 90th birthday in the spring of 2009. This is the second installment of a three part series based on the interviews.


Court ruling victory for African American firefighters

African Americans represent 32.4 percent of Chicago but they make up only 17 percent respectively of the city's fire department.

Facing outrage, corporations belatedly pull support for anti-gay law

Companies that belong to the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce, and even the Chamber itself, are backing off from the Chamber's suppport for anti-gay legislation signed by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday.

Business group pushed Tennessee to pass anti-gay bill

The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry, whose members include Nissan, AT&T, FedEx, Comcast, DuPont, Pfizer, Blue Cross Blue Shield and others, actively supported the measure.


New Florida election rules would disenfranchise many

In Florida, a state that only a few decades ago was officially segregated, some people think this possible disenfranchisement is no accident.


At American Islamic banquet, warning about "surveillance society"

"We now live in a surveillance society," civil liberties attorney Chip Pitts charged, "and the dangerous thing is that [it is being] taken for granted, like water is for fish."


Pete Seeger on the power of songs, an interview

Now is Pete Seeger's 92nd birthday. Happy birthday Pete!


Anti-immigrant bill could hurt Florida tourism

Criminalizing undocumented immigrants might make good politics, especially for Republicans supported by the tea party movement, but it would cripple the state's economy.


Workers file charges over racist symbols, hostile work environment

Besides Nazi symbols the workers also say a vehicle displaying confederate flags has consistently been seen parked on the property near the warehouse entrance.

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