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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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Golden Gods awards: Damien Echols, musicians speak out

These teenagers were vilified simply because they looked and dressed differently, and listened to heavy metal.

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Bands want music pulled from Limbaugh’s “right-wing clown show”

"Our response: Hey, stop using our music on your racist, misogynist, right-wing clown show."

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Union workers craft the Oreo cookie - America's 100-year favorite

Oreos - with their dark chocolate shells and creamy white center - have been a household name for a long time. Today marks the 100th anniversary of the sandwich cookies, reports the AFL-CIO blog.

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U.S. information center named for Paul Robeson

In a ceremony last week, the U.S. Embassy in Jamaica named its Information Resource Center for the African American singer-actor-activist Paul Robeson.

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Mind reading machines on the way?

Based on societal trends and extensive study, technology giant IBM has predicted that in the near future, machines will read minds.

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Air Force welcomes Wiccans and pagans

In Colorado Springs, Colo., the U.S. Air Force Academy has dedicated an $80,000 outdoor worship center to followers of alternative religions.

Participants wanted for Cuban essay contest

Cuba's Ministry of Culture and others are inviting writers to submit essays for their ninth annual International Essay Contest, "Thinking against the Mainstream."

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Day of the Dead video

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is observed November 1 -2 in many Mexican communities in the U.S.

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