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Republicans lying about train safety funding

By mid-day Thursday, at least seven people were dead with more than 200 injured, in the wake of Tuesday's Amtrak train derailment.

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Baltimore United for Change takes root

As Freddie Gray lay dying in Maryland Shock Trauma Center, a group of activists was planning to curb police brutality in Baltimore.

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Today in history: Philadelphia police bomb MOVE 30 years ago

In 1985, Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on a residential building, resulting in a massive fire that left 11 persons dead including five children.

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Mine owner could get up to 30 years for West Virginia deaths

"When safety standards are cut, miners die. It's that simple. Let's not get to that point."

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California labor: "There are no jobs on a dead planet"

The largest march against fracking in U.S. history included labor, indigenous rights, climate activists and many other groups.

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American Indians oppose glorification of Andrew Jackson

 Native Americans are oppposing the campaign of local historians and an organization to raise the infamous Indian killer, Andrew Jackson to the status of a "great president." 

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Colorado NAACP office vows vigilance after blast near office

Staff members at a Colorado NAACP office say they are waiting for more information before drawing conclusions about an explosion near their chapter.

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Oakland town hall demands end to police violence

Ending the longstanding reality of unpunished police violence against black and brown men was the topic Dec. 17 at a town hall meeting.

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Marches against police killings sweep the nation

Led by mothers, fathers, and widows of African American men killed by white police officers, 50,000 protesters marched up Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Miners' families hope for justice at coming trial

The disaster and the resulting deaths shocked the mining communities of Raleigh and Boone Counties and left the dead miners' families grieving.

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