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Walker killed his own campaign with attacks on workers

"Scott Walker was a one-trick labor bashing pony and the novelty seems to have worn off even among Republican primary voters."

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Another delay in justice for Tamir Rice

"Individuals who can help move us toward an equal justice system are too busy to prioritize the death of a 12-year-old boy."

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Pope's visit will elevate discussion on income inequality and wages

Labor has joined faith and civic organizations to ensure that Pope Francis' message on inclusion, solidarity and equality is amplified during his visit to the U.S. during the third week of September.

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Ruling on labor practices shows importance of appeals courts to workers

While the U.S. Supreme Court's worker rulings apply nationwide, they rejects most cases brought to them; that leaves worker rights in the hands of the appeals court judges.

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Landmark settlement ends long-term solitary confinement in Calif. prisons

Some 2,858 inmates were reportedly held in solitary; some for 10, 20 or even 30 years, spending all but an hour or so of their day isolated in tiny cement-lined cells.

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St. Louis workers celebrate increase in minimum wage

In all, about 50,000 low-wage workers in St. Louis will see an immediate pay increase come October 15.

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Demanding action on police crimes, Chicagoans push for civilian control

The marchers carried placards with the names and faces of the most recent victims of police brutality as family members marched at the front.

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Today in history: Mass arrests in 2004 Republican National Convention crackdown

Protest activity against the convention and Bush's re-nomination included a broad range of marches, rallies, performances, demonstrations, exhibits, and acts of civil disobedience.

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Today in civil rights history: James Meredith graduates from Ole Miss

Twice denied admission, he filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, alleging that the university had rejected him only because of his race.

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Black Cat Appreciation Day: the perfect time to adopt

"Black cats are still the least likely to be adopted, and they need people to give them a chance."

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