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Michael Brown Family Cites New Evidence in Lawsuit

Michael Brown Family Cites New Evidence in Lawsuit

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown’s parents filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson on Thursday, opening a new chapter in the legal battle over the shooting that killed their son and sparked a national protest movement about the way police treat Blacks. Attorneys for Brown’s parents promised the case would bring to [...]
Cesar Chavez Receives Full Honors From U.S. NavyKEENE, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds gathered Thursday to see military honors rendered belatedly for Cesar Chavez, the legendary civil rights and labor leader who was also a U.S. Navy veteran. On the 22nd anniversary of his death, Chavez received full graveside honors from the U.S. Navy at his memorial in California. The idea for the [...]
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Loretta Lynch, Confirmed as A.G., Makes HistoryWASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch won confirmation to serve as attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the title and remained divided to the end. The 56-43 vote installs Lynch, 55, now U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, as the first Black woman [...]
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‘How Could Anyone Evil Paint Something so Beautiful?’WAYNESBURG, Pa. — The boy loved to walk in the woods. He savored the gurgle of the creek as the water tumbled over the rocks, the sweet melody of birdsong, the wind rustling the leaves in the trees that soared high overhead. It seems a faraway place to him now — now that he has grown into a man, a
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Union Wants Walmart to Rehire 2,200 WorkersNEW YORK (AP) — A union is asking labor regulators to go to court to force Walmart to rehire all 2,200 employees affected by the abrupt temporary closing of five stores a week ago. The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union filed the charge with the National Labor Relations Board on Monday, arguing the [...]
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Hold on Obama’s Immigration Reforms Now Under ReviewNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal appeals judges on Friday peppered lawyers on both sides with questions in a fight over President Barack Obama’s move to shield millions of immigrants from deportation. A 5th Circuit Court of Appeals panel held a special hearing in a closely watched case that is holding up Obama’s immigration action. A coalition of [...]
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Fast-Food Workers Put Spotlight on ‘Fight for $15′ – AgainNEW YORK (AP) — The Fight for $15 campaign that began with fast-food workers expanded in size and scope Wednesday to include a range of workers who say their meager pay is a form of economic injustice. Organizers said demonstrations were planned for more than 230 U.S. cities and college campuses, as well as dozens [...]
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Free the Buses: Riders Say Transit is a Human RightMariluz Rangel takes the bus everywhere in Tucson, Arizona: to work, dentist’s appointments, grocery shopping. She’s been a bus rider for 25 years. Rangel works at Wendy’s, where she makes $8.05 an hour, the state minimum wage. Her income qualifies her to buy a discounted bus pass that gives her unlimited rides for $15 a [...]
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Ferguson City Council Gains More Black RepresentationFERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Two Black candidates were among three people elected to the Ferguson City Council Tuesday, tripling African-American representation in the St. Louis suburb where poor race relations have been a focal point since the August shooting death of an 18-year-old Black by a White police officer. The election means that half of the [...]
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Indiana Civil Rights Case Emboldens LGBT Activists in U.S.INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gay rights advocates are hoping to parlay the momentum from their legislative victories in Indiana and Arkansas this week into further expanding legal protections for gays and lesbians in those states and others. Facing widespread pressure, including from big businesses such as Apple and Walmart, lawmakers in Indiana and Arkansas rolled back [...]
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