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UC students protest racist incidents

Students are demanding stronger action following a series of racist incidents, including parties with racist themes and a noose hanging in the campus library.

Debate rages on how to solve Black unemployment

A debate raged recently over growing Black unemployment - 30 percent among youth - as President Obama renewed federal support for historically Black colleges.

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Texas top court sets back freedom of information

The Texas Supreme Court's ruling is part of a national trend to restrict public information.

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Lifting Chicago handgun ban is not justifiable, activists say

CHICAGO - The U.S. Supreme Court began hearings today regarding a landmark case about whether to lift a 28-year-old handgun ban here.

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Illinois gov. seeking full term says economy needs new ideas

ORLANDO, Fla. (PAI)   -  Pat Quinn claims he is thinking out of the box. The times  - and the economy of both his state and the nation  - demand it. And he wishes politicians in Washington would do the same.

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CPUSA @ 90: How Minnesota Communists helped organize car wash

We continue our series on the 90th Anniversary of the Communist Party USA with an excerpt of an interview with Betty Smith, director of International Publishers - the publishing house of the CPUSA.

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Why Bank of America fired me

In this YouTube video, a Bank of America worker blows the whistle on her former employer.

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Terrorist with connections: the strange case of Luis Posada Carriles

Posada, would-be assassin of Fidel Castro, confessed bomber of Cuban tourist hotels and murderer of an Italian tourist, with a long CIA career, has won another trial delay.

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In key Senate race, Democrats are divided

In Ohio, one leading Democrat is seen as having a better chance of winning in November, but the other has more money and is ahead in primary polls.

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ESPN honors Daily Worker sports editor Lester Rodney

Lester Rodney was a crusader for equality and instrumental in integrating baseball as sports editor with the Daily Worker in the 1930s, says ESPN in a recent video on its website.

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