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Occupy Oaklanders vigil for injured vet

On the evening of Oct. 27, over a thousand people held a vigil for Iraq veteran Scott Olsen, seriously hurt two days earlier when he was struck in the head by a police tear gas canister.

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Furious reaction to U.S. gun exporting scheme

Public opinion on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border is reacting angrily to a program called Operation Fast and Furious, through which the ATF deliberately allowed thousands of automatic weapons to be smuggled into Mexico

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Tucson honors MLK, shooting victims in Walk for Peace

TUCSON, Ariz. -- In honor of Martin Luther King Jr and his birthday holiday, hundreds of people "marched" two miles to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' office in a Walk for Peace, Jan. 16, for all that perished, the victims and "Gabby."

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Tucson's healing moment

TUCSON, Ariz. - The Tucson community awaited President Obama's visit with hope of a positive message that would help us cope with what is now Tucson's darkest moment in the city's history.

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Tucson to counter hatemongers

The people of Tucson are mobilizing to ensure those slain in the Jan. 8 shooting receive adequate respect.

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Student activist helped save Gabrielle Giffords’ life

A college student activist/hero is credited with saving the life of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

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Tea party activism tied to extremists turning violent

The tea party and its Republican Party handlers have been linked to extremist and openly racist organizations.

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Hysteria over Islamic center claims first victim

New York City taxi driver Ahmed Sharif was stabbed in the throat by a passenger, apparently for the sole reason of being a Muslim.

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Arizona’s Grijalva closes office after bullet shatters window

Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva, an outspoken opponent of Arizona's immigration law, closed his office in Yuma yesterday after a bullet went through and shattered one of its windows.

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Lawmakers move to lift statute of limitations on police torture

CHICAGO - Just days after the conviction of former police Commander Jon Burge here, Rep. Danny K. Davis, D-Ill., introduced a bill that would make police torture of suspects a crime against humanity and a federal crime with no statute of limitations.

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