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After Boston Marathon bombings, tears and questions remain

The federal government charged the 19-year-old today with using a weapon of mass destruction to kill three people and wound more than 200. If convicted, Tsarnaev could face the death penalty.

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Senate immigration bill hailed

Last week's unprecedented march on Washington D.C. to "Keep Families Together" through immigration reform has borne its first fruit, immigrant rights activists are saying.

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Government urged to curb wage theft

Wage theft comes through arbitrary employer rulings that workers are "independent contractors." That's a form of fraud that hurts workers, honest employers and governments, too,

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Remember Trayvon Martin, with video

One year ago, George Zimmerman shot and killed 17 year-old Trayvon Martin because he thought the young man looked suspicious. And one year later, what happened that night still outrages us.

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North Carolina "Historic Thousands" march for economic justice

Thousands poured out in for the Historic Thousands of Jones Street rally with the theme "Forward Together, Not One Step Back."

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Environment watchdogs demand long suspension for BP

BP should be banned from receiving U.S. government contracts for the entirety of its five-year probation period because it has a proven track record of irresponsibility and dishonesty, Public Citizen said.

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Petition drive seeks freedom for Oscar Lopez Rivera

Supporters of Oscar Lopez Rivera have kicked off a petition drive asking President Barack Obama to grant clemency to the Puerto Rican independentista,

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Watchdog group says debate should address High Court nominations

With the  presidential debates coming up, the Alliance for Justice is insisting that debate moderators press the candidates to discuss the types of nominees they would propose for the High Court.

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Government paid to influence Cuba 5 jury

Miami area newspapers and television outlets blanketed the region with reports and editorials directed against the Five before and during their trial that ended in 2001.

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Trayvon Martin's parents urge change to Florida's "Shoot First" law

A coalition led by national civil rights organizations  along with Trayvon Martin's parents today delivered more than 375,000 signed petitions calling for reform or repeal of Florida's "Shoot First" law.

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