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Legislators aim to expand rights of undocumented Californians

State legislative leaders were joined here by immigrant rights advocates as they announced the "Immigrants Shape California" legislative package.

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Today in history: The Civil War ends

The death toll is estimated at perhaps as many as 750,000, out of a total U.S. population of only 30 million at the time.

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Appearing humbled, Emanuel wins second term as Chicago mayor

"We didn't lose today, we tried today; we fought hard for what we believed in; you don't succeed at this or anything else unless you try."

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Court stops CTA attempt to gag Garcia supporters in Chicago

 "Justice has been served in Chicago today, despite Mayor Emanuel's best efforts."

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Family of Tamir Rice launches petition for justice

"My 12-year-old cousin Tamir Rice was tragically shot to death by Cleveland police on November 22, 2014."

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Public workers union moves conference as "Boycott Indiana" movement mushrooms

"The so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act sets Indiana and our nation back decades in the struggle for civil rights."

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In women's history month: Lesbian rabbi leads Reform Jewish profession

The Reform Jewish movement - Rabbi Eger's spiritual home since childhood - has traveled a long road toward recognizing and embracing same-sex relationships.

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Police settle lawsuit on use of chemical agents in Ferguson

"We had not seen this kind of excessive police force used against protestors since the civil rights movement of the 1960's"

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High school students protest gross inequalities in sports programs

Students held signs with startling numbers like "36,000 students of color go to high schools with almost no sports."

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Unforgiven: Weak laws offer debtors little protection

Critics say the 1968 federal law that allows collectors to take 25 percent of debtors' wages, or every penny in their bank accounts, is out of date and overly harsh.

 

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