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U.S. to Issue Stamp of Harvey Milk, Gay Rights Icon

U.S. to Issue Stamp of Harvey Milk, Gay Rights Icon

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service will feature a close-up, black-and-white photograph of Harvey Milk on its commemorative stamp of the California politician and gay rights icon. The stamp will show Milk smiling broadly and wearing a suit jacket and tie. The image is based on a Daniel Nicoletta photograph taken of Milk as he stood outside [...]
Study: States Need to Improve Juvenile Justice Education  The 70,000 young people who are in custody in the United States and the South on any particular day are receiving such a poor education that they are being set “further back” in their lives, according to the Southern Education Foundation (SEF).  Researchers who issued the April 17 report, “Just Learning,” found that juvenile [...]
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Philadelphia Ends Immigration ‘Hold’ Agreement with ICE  Police in Philadelphia will no longer detain people only for immigration reasons, following last week’s executive order ending an agreement to do so with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed the order on April 16 which puts a halt to city police responding to non-mandatory requests from federal immigration enforcement [...]
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Arizona Immigration Law Appeal Nixed by Supreme Court  PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal of a blocked provision of Arizona’s 2010 immigration enforcement law, dealing another blow to Gov. Jan Brewer in her effort to defend the law.  The court declined to review the ruling that barred police from arresting people who harbor those [...]
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Fla. Immigration Activists Call for Vote on ‘Tuition Equity’  A floor vote and the democratic process need to take place in the Florida state Senate regarding a bill that would permit undocumented youth to qualify for in-state tuition fees, the Florida Immigrant Coalition (FLIC) said Friday. SB 1400 could help up to 175,000 students in Florida qualify for “Tuition Equity” or lower costs [...]
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Calif. Residents to Gov. Brown: ‘Lift Families Out of Poverty’  It was the day before taxes were due – and more than 200 people gathered outside the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles with a message about priorities for the state’s share of those public dollars. In fact, they had several messages: Public money needs to be invested in schools, communities and safety [...]
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Native Americans Ask Group to Settle N.Y. Land Dispute  WASHINGTON (AP) — A Native American group is asking the international community to charge the United States with human rights violations in hopes of getting help with a land claim. The Onondaga Indian Nation planned on filing a petition at the Organization of American States on Tuesday, seeking human rights violations against the U.S. [...]
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Minnesota Minimum Wage to Increase to $9.50 by 2016  ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota workers earning the minimum wage will see yearly raises under a bill given final approval Thursday that pushes the hourly rate to $9.50 by 2016 and enables automatic increases in the future.  The bill gives Minnesota one of the nation’s most generous pay floors after years of being [...]
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Now Needed to Rent in Nebraska City: An Official License  OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The small Nebraska city of Fremont started requiring licenses Thursday for anyone who wants to rent there as part of rules aimed at restricting illegal immigration.  Fremont Police Chief Jeff Elliott said two applications were submitted Thursday morning and both people received licenses after paying the $5 fee and filling [...]
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Florida Lawmakers Push for Voting Rights  Four Florida legislators urged their colleagues to protect voting rights that have been under threat in the state by passing legislation that is currently stalled.  Joined by activists from Florida New Majority at a press conference in the Capitol Building on Tuesday, two state senators and two representatives asked their fellow legislators to pass [...]
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