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With Scalia’s death, 4-4 split means uncertain outcomes in major cases

The sudden injection of a Supreme Court nomination battle into the midst of the presidential primaries hugely raises the stakes for November.

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Shady bond deals at root of Chicago school funding crisis

Over a billion dollars of taxpayer money will be diverted from Chicago's school children to high interest loan payments to bankers over the next three decades.

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This week in history: Kickass black feminist Flo Kennedy born

She was a lawyer, activist, civil rights advocate, lecturer, writer and feminist.

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Sanders’ “political revolution” wins in New Hampshire primary

"The American people are showing that they will no longer accept a political system bought and paid for by the billionaire class," Sanders said in his victory speech.

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Illinois campuses erupt in protests over budget crisis

College campuses across the state are erupting with protests as Illinois enters its eighth month without a budget. 

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Kasich: like other right wingers, but with a smile

John Kasich demonstrated the difference between himself and other, more boisterous Republican presidential nominee contenders; the difference? Other than the smile, there is none.

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Billionaires for Bernie? Third Way would have you think so

At the core of Third Way's political practice has always been the idea that the rich already pay too much in taxes, so we've got to stop asking them to pony up more cash. 

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TPP approved, but a legislative fight looms in the U.S.

In the United States, there is going to be a fight about this, in the context of national elections.

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Immigration battle heats up in context of the elections

There is no immediate possibility of getting a humane immigration reform bill through the Republican-controlled Congress. 

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Author Junot Díaz talks immigration, white supremacy, and science fiction

Themes of his literature include the celebration of the Latin American/Caribbean diaspora, and the broken promises of immigration in America.

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