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Sandra Bland's jailers spinning autopsy results

The trooper plainly didn't like Bland's forthright defense of her civil rights; in Texas, you can be prosecuted for resisting arrest even if the actual arrest was illegal.

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Jews, the civil rights movement, Israel: hot topics in Open HIllel tour

In each of the campuses where they refused Open Hillel's request that we vets be permitted to speak, the Open Hillel students arranged alternative campus venues.

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Ohioans protest as Kasich announces his campaign for presidency

Ohioans fed up with John Kasich's pro-1 percent policies came out in droves to protest their governor as he announced his bid for the Republican nomination for president

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Today in history: The Americans with Disabilities Act signed 25 years ago

It was dedicated activism that accomplished these measures so that the benefits of living in a modern society can be accessed by millions more people.

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Walker offers rightwing policies tried and tested in his Wisconsin lab

Wisconsin stands as the actual laboratory of failure for Republican ideology and pain for the people.

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Justice for Tamir Rice dealt legal blow ahead of civil rights conference

An Ohio appeals court declined to force the arrest of the Cleveland police officers involved in the murder of 12-year old Tamir Rice.

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Scam videos try to destroy Planned Parenthood - again

An individual with ties to far-right video scammers has launched a new video attack on Planned Parenthood.

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Today in African-American history: Mary McLeod Bethune born in 1875

She organized African American women in the South to vote despite the Jim Crow poll tax and other racist restrictions.

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Mass march July 13 at start of NC voting rights trial

"We have a strong case against North Carolina's voting law. Not only is the measure discriminatory, but lawmakers knew it would harm voters of color and passed it anyway."

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Minnesota celebrates national love

"Love Wins" became a national hashtag connecting millions of people from all over the world who supported the big win in the U.S.

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