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9 HOURS AGO - 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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AUG 09, 2014 - The Nation

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North Carolina Becomes the Latest Casualty of the Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Act Decision

A protester at a "Moral March to the Polls" rally in Winston-Salem on July 7 On Tuesday, August 6, the country celebrated the forty-ninth anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, the most impactful civil rights law ever passed by Congress. Three days later, a federal judge in North Carolina denied a preliminary injunction to block key provisions of the state’s ...

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AUG 09, 2014 - The Nation

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North Carolina Becomes Latest Casualty of Supreme Court Voting Rights Act Decision

A protester at a "Moral March to the Polls" rally in Winston-Salem on July 7 On Tuesday, August 6th, the country celebrated the 49th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, the most impactful civil rights law ever passed by Congress. Three days later, a federal judge in North Carolina denied a preliminary injunction to block key provisions of the state’s ...

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