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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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Efforts to relax marijuana laws gain support

Once consigned to the political fringe, marijuana policy is appearing on legislative agendas around the country thanks to an energized base of supporters.

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Library closing plan will shut people out

If the mayor's budget is approved, it will reduce Memphians' library access by nearly 25 percent.

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United Farm Workers' Huerta receives Medal of Freedom

United Farm Workers legend Dolores Huerta is among the 13 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients.

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Despite negativity of some, metal fans join in today’s struggle

When Dave Mustaine made a number of homophobic comments and supported GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum, much of the metal community was in uproar.

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