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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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NLRB to probe overly broad employee handbooks

The NLRB's top lawyer is turning his attention to overly broad "employee handbooks" that curb or violate workers' rights.

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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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Court bars much of Georgia and Alabama anti-immigrant laws

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit found that a section of Alabama's law interferes with children's constitutional right to education.

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Florida voters back Stand Your Ground, disagree over application

 When it comes to changing gun laws, a plurality of likely voters in this state would rather "stand their ground."

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Calif. legislature passes far-reaching homeowner safeguards

With the legislature's passage July 2 of a far-reaching Homeowner's Bill of Rights, California is moving to lead the country in the fight against foreclosure abuse.

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Thousands wrongly convicted

In the last 23 years alone, more than 2,000 people were falsely convicted, but probably far more people are in prison for crimes they did not commit.

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Labor leader supports Obama admin's blocking of voter ID laws

Arlene Holt Baker, executive vice president of the AFL-CIO, welcomed the Justice Department's recent decision to strike down voter ID laws in Texas and Wisconsin.

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Montana high court upholds ban on corporate cash in elections

Progressives in the "Big Sky State" are praising the Montana Supreme Court for rejecting the U.S. Supreme Court's "corporate personhood" decision.

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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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