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Congress blows deadline for reparations to Black farmers

Black farmers have systematically been denied federal funding for decades because of racism. After one of the largest civil rights settlements in hist...
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Study shows that standardized testing favors the rich

A new University of Florida study shows that children from wealthier families are more likely to do well on standardized tests. The study tracked st...
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Unemployment over twenty percent among young veterans

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 22 percent of Gulf War II veterans 18 to 24 years old and younger are unemployed. This is 5 pe...
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Community fights for school admission for child of same-sex couple

A Colorado community is fighting against a homophobic decision not to re-enroll a preschooler at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic school because of the ...
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Study shows that U.S. women continue to earn far less than men

A recent international study shows that women in the United States and other highly industrialized countries continue to earn far less than men. In ...
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Illinois House makes cuts to free transit rides for seniors

On Feb. 24, the Illinois House voted 83-27 to drastically reduce the free rides for seniors program on Illinois public transit. The plan would cap the...
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Migrant forest workers win $2.75 million in back wages

Immigrant forestry workers won $2.75 million in a law suit settlement against an Arkansas tree-planting company, Superior Forestry Services. Superior ...
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Long-term unemployment rising despite “recovery”

Despite rosy projections of "economic recovery," millions of workers remain out of work, without savings, and exhausting their unemployment benefits. ...
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Immigration prosecutions rose to new high in 2009

Federal immigration prosecutions rose to record levels in 2009. Most of the cases brought in federal courts involve non-violent immigrants simply tryi...
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Study shows working families choose between shelter, medical care and food

According to a February 2010 study by Feeding America, the largest hunger relief organization in the country, one in eight people living in the United...