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Marriage equality supporters celebrate Prop. 8 ruling

SAN FRANCISCO - Marriage equality supporters celebrated a ruling striking down Proposition 8, which seeks to limit marriage to a man and a woman.

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Civil rights groups hit Race to the Top

The National Urban League and five other civil rights organizations, in a in a hard-hitting report, have criticized President Obama's Race to the Top education reform program.

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Down at the docks, cleaner air may be coming

The docks near you might be getting a breath of fresh air soon, with a crucial piece of environmental legislation introduced into Congress last week.

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In wake of judge’s ruling, immigrant rights protests continue

Though the ruling was widely hailed as a victory by the immigrants' rights movement, protests and lobbying continue toward the goal of a comprehensive immigration reform.

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Americans with Disabilities Act hits 20 year mark

ADA, credited with transforming tens of millions of people's lives, hits 20 year mark this week.

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NAACP, tea party, Shirley Sherrod and racism

Tea party supporters can deny all they want that their "movement" is rife with racism. The American people aren't buying it.

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An eagle’s eye approach to immigration reform

Like most challenges immigration reform is and always has been an uphill battle. Today many agree it’s a human and civil rights issue.

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Obama admin presses Senate to help end gender wage gap

The Obama administration is urging the Senate to end wage discrimination against women by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act.

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Panel: Family policy caught in political partisanship

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Policies on whether, and how, to aid the nation's families have gotten caught in the poisonous political partisanship permeating the country, said speakers at a panel on the future of families.

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Progressive center machine-gunned

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The Southwest Workers Union's living quarters was sprayed with semi-automatic rifle fire July 11, leaving a 23-year-old intern in critical condition.

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