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Taking care of dad in the tea party’s America

When I stopped into a local fast food restaurant after church, the woman behind the counter explained with tears in her eyes why she had to bring her father to work with her.

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Anti-segregation march planned for Raleigh

Quality education is seen by the organizers as linked to other issues, with the groups calling for "a broad, 14-point people's agenda."

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Republicans drop “forcible rape” but war on women continues

Republicans have backed off their effort to redefine rape as "forcible rape" (is there another kind?) but they have not given up their war on women's reproductive rights.

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Anti-immigrant laws are problem, not solution, study shows

A new study shows that  "enforcement only" strategies are likely to cause large scale suffering and disruption rather than solve the undocumented immigration problem.

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Planned Parenthood seeks FBI probe of video plot

Planned Parenthood has asked the FBI to investigate an apparent video scam operation linked to a far-right anti-abortion group, targeting several of its clinics in six states.

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Justice Dept. weighs probe of Seattle police killings

A local jury returned a split verdict, but the finding by four jurors that the cop's use of lethal force was unjustified is virtually unprecedented.

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Illinois legalizes civil unions

With a landmark bill signed into law by Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn Monday, same-sex couples will, for the first time in Illinois history, share many of the legal protections that are now granted to married couples.

GOP: no to jobs, attack women instead

In addition to ignoring the jobs mandate, Republicans have now introduced a bill that redefines rape and incest as only that which is "forcible."

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Immigrant rights activists step up fight in Utah

A group of young people with a group called "Cuentame" has taken the fight for immigrant rights to a whole new level.

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Push to regulate firearms gains steam

The intern who rushed to aid Rep. Gabriel Giffords, D-Ariz., after during the Jan. 8 Arizona shootings, traveled to New York today to offer his assistance to Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which has ramped up activities aimed at keeping weapons out of the hands of criminals and the mentally imbalance.

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