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AUG 22, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Skewers High Court For Forsaking Fight Against 'Real Racial Problem'

Although the U.S. Supreme Court was "once a leader in the world" in the battle for racial equality, recent decisions by the high court undermine its role in solving a "real racial problem" in America, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg explained in an interview with The National Law Journal on Wednesday. Citing recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, and racially biased stop-and-frisk ...

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AUG 19, 2014 - Huffington Post

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10 Ways You Can Help The People Of Ferguson, Missouri

On Aug. 9, Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot unarmed black teen Michael Brown at least six times, including twice in the head. The shooting, followed by the Ferguson Police Department's refusal to release an incident report detailing the circumstances leading to Brown's death, has sparked ongoing unrest in an area long fraught with racial tension. An aggressive ...

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AUG 12, 2014 - The Nation

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This Week, Look At Real Sharks: Payday Lenders

Activists rally Tuesday outside an Advance America outlet in Columbia, Missouri. The company is the largest payday lender in the US. (Photo by Ryan Betz of GRO Missouri) As much of America turns its attention to the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, activists are bringing attention to a different kind of predator—payday lenders. In Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri this week, targeted ...

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AUG 11, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Florida Lawmakers Approve New Map For Congressional Districts Following Lawsuit

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature on Monday swiftly approved new maps that will alter several of the state's congressional districts after a judge ruled the current districts were illegally drawn to benefit the GOP. The changes would alter seven of the state's 27 congressional districts, but it's not certain if the revised map will change the makeup ...

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