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U.S. prepares to celebrate MLK Jr. Day

It's been more than 25 years since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was officially recognized as a federal holiday.

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The ruckus over Harry Reid

Words do matter. But Republicans are the worst offenders when it comes to racism.

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Lawsuit claims racial bias in Illinois transit funding

Chicago Transit Authority riders filed a class action lawsuit charging the state's underfunding of the city's public transit, compared to the  suburban rail system, discriminates against minorities.

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Court rules in favor of voting rights for felons

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle, Wash., in a 2-1 decision Tuesday, has ruled in favor of felons the right to vote in state prisons there.

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New charges of racism in right-wing media

The Washington Times recently published a racially charged full-page ad questioning President Obama's citizenship

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Supreme Court fumbles Native American mascot challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court refused this week to hear a case involving a lawsuit by Native American activists on use of the name "Washington Redskins."

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Online campaign targets Murdoch on Fox racism

A campaign by ColorOfChange.org is targeting Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch for backing race-baiting attacks on President Obama by Fox's Glenn Beck.

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Lou Dobbs quits CNN

On Tuesday, Nov. 11th,  Lou Dobbs announced his intention to leave CNN "effective immediately."

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Justices review life terms for teen offenders

 A majority on the Supreme Court appeared to signal changing the use of life prison terms without parole for teenagers whose crimes do not involve a murder.

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Obama to sign hate crimes bill

Eleven years after Matthew Shepard’s brutal murder because he was gay, President Barack Obama will sign the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law this afternoon.

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