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Democracy Spring kicks off in Philly

Activists have begun a march that they say will culminate with a massive civil disobedience action in the nation's capital. 

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This week in history: Poll tax abolished 50 years ago

A three-judge federal court at Jackson, Miss., outlawed Mississippi's $2 poll tax as a voting requirement for state and federal elections.

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Wisconsin primaries: Democrats debate, Republicans fight dirty

The Republican candidates are all about self-aggrandizement, tearing each other apart like kids in a vicious playground fight.

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Labor ally Donna Edwards leading in Maryland Senate race

Spring came early in Maryland this year - the pollen count is sky high, a G.I. flu has broken out, and there is a red hot election going on.

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Catholics and Evangelicals not voting as blocs in 2016 elections

The 2016 presidential campaign has revealed previously submerged splits within two major groups of religiously oriented voters.

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Obama to Cubans: “Let’s break down the barriers”

The United States President called for removing "the shadow of history from our relationship."

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Actions planned in D.C. to end blockade of Cuba

The International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity is returning to Washington next month to increase pressure on President Obama.

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Robin Hood tax “steals” from rich and gives to just about everyone else

After the financial crisis, Wells Fargo and JP Morgan Chase were bailed out while ordinary Americans were left to suffer.

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Minnesota private prison debate raises issues of race, justice

Issues of race, poverty, and justice bubbled to the surface in an emotional hearing in late March.

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Religious right’s latest attack on working women’s privacy reaches Supreme Court

The latest religious-based challenge to contraceptive care has hit the Supreme Court.

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