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Thousands rally against school closings, vow "the fight has just begun"

Thousands of teachers, parents, students and city residents  protested the announcement by Chicago Board of Education that it will close 54 schools effecting 30,000 students.

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Today in women's history: Anne Hutchinson banned from Bay Colony

Not enough is said today about the role of women in formulating the basic beliefs we have about the nature of freedom itself.

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It's baaaack! Online privacy bill CISPA returns amid protest

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act would allow corporations to share your online data with the government in real time. CISPA has been met with strong opposition from online privacy advocates and companies.

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40 years after, Watergate crimes remain relevant

Common Cause gathered  almost everyone it could find from the Watergate era for a 2-day retrospective reviewing the constitutional crimes, known as "Watergate," that brought down Richard Nixon.

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Today in women's history: Suffragist Susan B. Anthony died

On March 13, 1906, Susan B. Anthony died in Rochester, N.Y., shortly after her eighty-sixth birthday.She was a pioneer leader of the cause of women's right to vote.,

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Labor mobilizes to save Voting Rights Act

Voting rights were high on the agenda of the AFL-CIO's executive council meeting February 27 as the Supreme Court heard a challenge to Section 5 of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act.

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Obama drone policy is indefensible

The White House has, under pressure, released to Congress classified documents on its secretive drone program.

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Pelosi vows to curb corporate cash if Dems retake House

The veteran lawmaker said she wants to overturn the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision that produced a tsunami of corporate campaign cash.

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Money out, voters in!

Hundreds of Chicagoans marched and rallied Jan. 19 to protest the "Golden Megaphone of Money" that decision has provided to corporate America.

Filibuster reform agreement: No filibuster reform!

A determined effort to curb or kill Senate filibusters  failed on Jan. 25 when the Senate's two party leaders announced a "compromise."

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