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Congresswomen defend birth control for all

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and three other congresswomen attended a special news conference, reacting to Republican Speaker John Boehner's harsh attack on the Obama administration's birth control policy.

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Civil rights and labor leaders develop strategy to repeal anti-immigrant law

Alabama's anti-immigrant law, HB 56, has threatened people of color regardless of their legal status, and continues to damage the state's economy and reputation.

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Journalist files suit against Obama on NDAA

Chris Hedges is suing President Obama and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta because the provisions are "clearly unconstitutional" and "a huge and egregious assault on democracy."

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Nation's largest annual LGBT rights gathering to meet in Baltimore

LGBT activists and allies will come together and develop strategies for this crucial election year, and determine how to build support and political power.

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Undocumented and unafraid: the Chicago Six on trial

Six undocumented youth appeared in Chicago's Circuit Court yesterday: They are the first-ever undocumented immigrants in Illinois to be put on trial for protesting immigration policy.

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Supreme Court to hear Arizona immigration case in 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Monday that it is going to hear three politically charged cases in its upcoming 2012 session.

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Florida family fights to stay together

The couple met on a blind date and fell in love. No family, especially one with two young children, should have to face so much adversity in order to stay united, they say.

 

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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.

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Lost in detention, 1 million deported and no justice

A broken immigration system including controversial policies like Secure Communities, rampant abuses in private detention facilities and a record number of deportations were investigated in a PBS Frontline documentary that aired this week on national television.

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Spirit Day: Wear purple on Thursday to support LGBT youth

Spirit Day was organized in 2010 as a response to the LGBT youth who had taken their own lives following relentless anti-LGBT bullying. On Oct. 20, individuals, schools and organizations wear purple, which symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag.

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