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This day in history: The Great American Meatout

The day promotes a meat-free diet to improve health, protect the environment, and save animals.

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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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Net Neutrality: Who does it benefit?

The fight for net neutrality is not over; the FCC still needs to create a path toward regulation or create new rules allowing ISPs to charge different rates for faster/slower service.

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National four-day protest set for Oct. 10-13 in Ferguson

A national call has been made to support the struggle for justice for Michael Brown and all young lives that have been cut short by police officers throughout the U.S.

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Today in eco-history: The worst storm of the Dust Bowl

On April 14, 1935, The "Black Sunday Storm," one of the worst dust storms in U.S. history, caused immense economic and agricultural damage

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Amiri Baraka, preeminent poet and activist, dies at age 79

Amiri Baraka, one of the country's preeminent African American poets, playwrights and activists died Thursday at Newark's Beth Israel Hospital after a brief illness.

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West Hollywood becomes first U.S. city to ban sale of fur

For the first time in this country's history, the Californian city of West Hollywood has banned the sale of fur, in keeping with its tradition of upholding the values of animals and their wellbeing.

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Faith groups to Publix: Fairness for farmworkers

"Knowing that our brothers and sisters who are farmworkers are not being treated fairly - their working conditions are abhorrent, we're standing with them today."

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Video: “Pot” tops “church” on Family Feud

Public opinion has shifted considerably on legalizing pot in the last two decades.

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Rock band to Romney: “Stop using our music!”

The band made it clear they did not support President Obama's Republican opponent.

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