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Senator Kamala Harris Introduces Bipartisan Money Bail Reform Bill

“We must come together to reform a bail system that is discriminatory, wasteful and fails to keep our communities safe.”

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SCOTUS Expands Definition of 'Bona Fide' Family Relationships Under Travel Ban

The court just ruled that the federal government must extend travel privileges to a larger set of foreign nationals.

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READ: Former DOJ Civil Rights Head Says Trump Administration is Preparing for Voter Purge

Vanita Gupta for The New York Times: “My biggest fear is that the government will issue a report with ‘findings’ of unsupported claims of illegal voting, focused on communities of color.”

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#NeverRepeal Trends as Trumpcare Fails

With the GOP’s latest attempt to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) thwarted, President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are pushing for a wholesale repeal of the law of the land.

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Former White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett Reflects on Life, Politics in Upcoming Book

"I want to share the experiences, life lessons and values that have shaped who I am and my ideas for the future."

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Black L.A. Activists Demand NRA Pull Fearmongering, Anti-Movement Videos

"We know that we are not safe, but we are not scared either."

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Government Ethics Director Resigns Via This Perfectly Worded Letter

Walter Shaub Jr. leaves after several clashes with the White House.

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40+ States Reject Kris Kobach's Request for Voter Data

Critics denounce Kobach's search for voter fraud as a witchhunt that demonizes undocumented immigrants.

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Florida Judge Strikes Down Updated 'Stand Your Ground' Law

Critics say the latest version of the law that helped exonerate George Zimmerman allows more people to claim self defense, even when they provoked the encounter.

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How the World Views Trump's Presidency in One Crazy Chart

The Pew Research Center asked people in 37 countries how confident they are that President Donald Trump will “do the right thing.” Here’s how they responded.

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5 Things You Should Know About Arizona's Ethnic Studies Program Battle

Tucson public school officials banned a Mexican-American studies curricula for alleged anti-American sentiment. Here are some key facts about the bill that made it possible.

Senate Health Care Plan Panned by Critics

From former President Barack Obama to The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the people are not pleased with the Better Care Reconciliation Act.

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CBC Response to Trump Administration's Meeting Invite: Nah

The Congressional Black Caucus says Trump’s policies will “devastate Black communities.”

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3 Things to Watch on C-Span

No, really. Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Sean Spicer just might be full of...information.

Puerto Ricans Vote Overwhelmingly for Statehood

But some local critics say it would be “devastating” for residents.

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The Growing Alliance Between Neo-Nazis, Right Wing Paramilitaries and Trumpist Republicans

In anticipation of Saturday’s March Against Sharia events nationwide, researcher and journalist Spencer Sunshine chronicles the major moments of a violent new movement he's dubbed “Independent Trumpism.”

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Activist Chokwe Antar Lumumba Wins Jackson Mayoral Race with 93 Percent of Votes

The son of late mayor Chokwe Lumumba ran on a progressive platform that demanded law enforcement and education reform.

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Black Leaders Fight to Remove Arizona's Confederate Monuments

Part of the state was a Confederate territory with legalized slavery. Black community activists want to remove monuments commemorating that history.

Protestors, one holds sign that reads, "Cut your hair, not the budget."

These Three Federal Civil Rights Offices Are in Trouble

The proposed 2018 budget continues the Trump Administration’s trend of devaluing—and defunding—federal civil rights enforcement.

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READ: Black Female Political Leaders Demand DNC Invest in Their Leadership

"Like civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, who testified at the 1964 Democratic convention demanding Blacks have a seat and voice within the Party, we are 'sick and tired of being sick and tired.'"