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black characters: still too good, too bad or invisible (660 hits)
By Nelson George, NEW YORK TIMES, February 15, 2013 -- A black slave is torn apart by dogs as a crowd of white overseers savors the sight and a black bounty hunter watches passively behind shades. A black father makes his little girl crack open a cra ...
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serena williams wins qatar open to retake number one rank (596 hits)
HUFFINGTGON POST, February 15, 2013 -- An emotional Serena Williams returned to the top of women's tennis, overcoming a series of potentially career-ending injuries since 2010 to become the oldest woman to hold the No. 1 ranking. The 31-year-old W ...
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justice sotomayor visits stephen colbert to discuss her new book”my beloved world” and growing up in the bronx (480 hits)
The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive ...
Posted Tuesday, February 5th 2013 at 12:45PM (more)
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hey new jersey—finally coming to your senses? lawmakers looking into that crazy “jersey left” (393 hits)
NEW YORK TIMES, February 5, 2013 -- It is the peculiar fate of the New Jersey driver, as indelible as a shoreside weekend or a Bruce Springsteen composition, if less easily romanticized. For when the denizens of Mr. Springsteen’s “Born to Run” tak ...
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rosa parks featured on new postage stamp (5646 hits)
February 3, 2013, THE GRIO — The U.S. Postal Service has issued a special Rosa Parks stamp on what would have been the late civil rights icon’s 100th birthday. The Rosa Parks Forever Stamp went on sale Monday and its issue is one of several events ...
Posted Monday, February 4th 2013 at 12:17PM (more)
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rosa parks, revisted (365 hits)
By Charles M. Blow, NEW YORK TIMES, February 1, 2013 -- Most of what you think you know about Rosa Parks may well be wrong. On the verge of the 100th anniversary of her birth this Monday comes a fascinating new book, “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. R ...
Posted Monday, February 4th 2013 at 12:15PM (more)
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why i’m for the brady bill, by ronald reagan, new york times, march 29, 1991 (971 hits)
Ronald Reagan announces his support for the Brady bill, reminding his audience that he is a member of the National Rifle Association. NY TIMES, March 29, 1991 -- "Anniversary" is a word we usually associate with happy events that we like to ...
Posted Friday, December 21st 2012 at 12:07PM (more)
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supreme court gun ruling does not block proposed gun controls (516 hits)
NEW YORK TIMES, December 19, 2012 — Despite the sweeping language of a 2008 Supreme Court decision that struck down parts of the District of Columbia’s strict gun-control law, the decision appears perfectly consistent with many of the policy options ...
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n. r. a. backed federal law bars newtown shooting victims from filing lawsuits against gun makers (656 hits)
HUFFINGTON POST, December 18, 2012 --The massacre of schoolchildren in Connecticut may yield new laws to limit the availability of military-style assault weapons. But one thing the latest tragedy will likely not produce: lawsuits against the company ...
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justice scalia in ’08: “right secured by the second amendment is not unlimited” (631 hits)
In 2008's District of Columbia vs. Heller and in 2010's McDonald vs. Chicago a narrow majority of Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment guarantees the right to bear arms for defense in the home. But writing for the 5-4 majority Justice Anton ...
Posted Tuesday, December 18th 2012 at 1:16PM (more)
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after 1996 mass shooting australia enacted strict gun laws and hasn’t had a mass shooting since (447 hits)
SLATE, December 16, 2012 -- On April 28, 1996, a gunman opened fire on tourists in a seaside resort in Port Arthur, Tasmania. By the time he was finished, he had killed 35 people and wounded 23 more. It was the worst mass murder in Australia’s histor ...
Posted Tuesday, December 18th 2012 at 1:14PM (more)
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five gun safety regulations even n. r. a. members support (524 hits)
THINK PROGRESS, December 15, 2012 -- As the nation grieves over the tragic massacre in Newtown, Connecticut and policy makers try to understand what can be done to prevent mass shootings, sensible gun safety should be part of the answer. A majority ...
Posted Tuesday, December 18th 2012 at 1:12PM (more)
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killer of jordan davis using “stand your ground” law. his parents ask your help repealing it (711 hits)
THE LAST WORD, December 13, 2012 – On November 23, Lucia McBath and Ron Davis got the news all parents fear; their son Jordan had been killed. Jordan Davis, 17, was in a car with friends listening to, admittedly loud, music at a gas station when ...
Posted Monday, December 17th 2012 at 1:20PM (more)
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white house petition to persuade white house to remedy flawed “stand your ground” laws (752 hits)
WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Declare 'Stand Your Ground' laws illegal in accordance with Federal law. Require states amend laws to match Federal law To date, 21 states have adopted laws allowing citizens to protect themselves by use of ...
Posted Saturday, December 15th 2012 at 7:38PM (more)
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killer of jordan davis using “stand your ground” law. his parents ask your help repealing it (876 hits)
THE LAST WORD, December 13, 2012 – On November 23, Lucia McBath and Ron Davis got the news all parents fear; their son Jordan had been killed. Jordan Davis, 17, was in a car with friends listening to, admittedly loud, music at a gas station when ...
Posted Saturday, December 15th 2012 at 7:36PM (more)
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jay-z rides the subway and has a delightful chat with an older lady who has no idea who he is (744 hits)
HUFFINGTON POST, December 5, 2012 -- For all the swagger that pours from his lyrics, Jay-Z sure comes across as a nice guy when he rides the subway. In a brief segment a minute documentary about the artist's involvement in building Brooklyn’s Barc ...
Posted Friday, December 7th 2012 at 4:03PM (more)
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teacher infiltrates private alec education meeting to school right-wing business leaders on education policy (538 hits)
ALTERNET, December 3, 2012 -- At the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C., on November 30, members of the Education Task Force of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) got an earful when education activist and former teacher Sabrina Joy Stevens ...
Posted Thursday, December 6th 2012 at 1:10PM (more)
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knicks tyson chandler and his wife kimberly come to the aid of the people in devastated rockaway, queens (832 hits)
HUFFINGTON POST, December 3, 2012 -- While much of the East Coast has recovered from Hurricane Sandy's wrath, the residents of New York’s Rockaways, a land strip nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Jamaica Bay, are still struggling to pick up the ...
Posted Thursday, December 6th 2012 at 1:08PM (more)
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stephen colbert’s general’s hospital: this isn’t just a love triangle. it’s a love pentagon. (928 hits)
Stephen Colbert: The sex scandal is all anyone in Washington can talk about. I wonder why the country is in financial ruin! This isn’t just a love triangle, folks. It’s a love PENTAGON! But now it’s all over. Suddenly, out of nowhere, the sul ...
Posted Friday, November 16th 2012 at 3:07PM (more)
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president obama brightens spirits on staten island where some lost everything to sandy (500 hits)
STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE, November 15, 2012 -- President Barack Obama's visit to a battered New Dorp Beach Thursday afternoon helped lift the spirits of residents as they worked to pick up the pieces of their homes and their lives in the aftermath of Hu ...
Posted Thursday, November 15th 2012 at 8:04PM (more)
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obama on staten island: praises nypd lt.who helped parents of two boys swept away by sandy (528 hits)
STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE, November 15, 2012 -- A decorated NYPD lieutenant earned high, public praise from President Barack Obama Thursday afternoon, who said he went "above and beyond the call of duty" by helping the parents of two young boys swept aw ...
Posted Thursday, November 15th 2012 at 8:03PM (more)
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justice sotomayor visits sesame street to offer career advice: “being a princess is definitely not a career.” (550 hits)
Crushing the dreams of countless little girls (and boys) around America, Justice Sonia Sotomayor broke the news to the viewers of Sesame Street that being a princess is not a career. Sorry, kids, the truth hurts sometimes. She suggests Abby become a ...
Posted Tuesday, November 13th 2012 at 9:35AM (more)
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s. n. l. take on loser romney -- watch as he downs his sorrows in drink (milk) (917 hits)
In the first post-election episode of the season, "Saturday Night Live" bid farewell to Mitt Romney in a cold open sketch that imagined what he must have done after conceding to President Obama (hint: it involves a LOT of milk). Watch the sketch t ...
Posted Sunday, November 11th 2012 at 12:04PM (more)
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the real story of the most “liked” photo of all time (613 hits)
SLATE, November 8, 2012 -- Photojournalist Scout Tufankjian has been chronicling the political career of Barack Obama on and off since 2007. Her image of the president hugging his wife went viral on Tuesday night after news came that he’d won re-elec ...
Posted Saturday, November 10th 2012 at 11:03AM (more)
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for my dear friend irma--your girl rachel and stephen colbert (580 hits)
Stephen Colbert has a new nickname for Rachel Maddow's show: "conservative dream killing machine." The MSNBC host appeared on Thursday's "Colbert Report," where she reflected on President Obama's victory and her network's coverage of the election. ...
Posted Friday, November 9th 2012 at 11:41AM (more)
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