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To Mother Emanuel’s Denmark Vesey: your fight goes on!

Fighting off racist attacks is nothing new for the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.

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Today in history: 150th anniversary of Juneteenth

It honors the day when slaves in Texas heard they had been freed by Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.

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House votes to approve Fast Track

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve Fast Track trade authority today. The bill passed with a vote of 218-208. 

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Questions about the Fast Track vote?

Keep up the good work by thanking those in Congress who stood with working families on trade by voting no on both parts of the Fast Track bill.

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Nine dead after hate crime in historic S.C. black church

The gunman stayed for nearly an hour at the prayer meeting Wednesday night before shooting the victims - six females and three males.

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North Carolina NAACP leader released from jail after voting rights protest

"We were planning to stay in jail overnight in defiance against being arrested, unconstitutionally, based on the sound or volume of our voices."

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Roanoke rally for voting rights planned for June 25

Attendees will rally to defend the right to vote and to support a restoration of the Voting Rights Act.

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Suit alleges U.S. violates rights of immigrant detainees

Immigrants cannot be "punished," except by a court via due process of law.

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House votes to stand with workers on trade

"The voices of everyone working to ensure future trade deals safeguard workers and the environment have been heard."

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Final countdown to stop TPP: call today

We're flooding our representatives' phones today asking them to vote "No" on all trade bills. 

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