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House Passes Bill to Protect Unpaid Federal Interns From Discrimination

Democrats push for a bill that will also protect interns in the private sector

Currently, paid interns are covered under anti-discrimination policies but there is no law that protects…

By Courtney Connley

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Coalitions: Prop 47 Set to Reverse Decades of Harm Caused By Mass Incarceration Of Minorities

Groups push California measure on November ballot to reduce prison population

California voters can help reverse over-incarceration and overcharging of low-level, nonviolent offenders, according to diverse…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Reports: Southern Democrats Seek to Woo Black Votes

POTUS unpopularity among white people forcing Senate candidates to make choices

President Obama’s deep unpopularity among whites forcing Senate candidates to make choices.

By Richard Spiropoulos

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Blackout: Web Sites Go Dark to Protest SOPA

Brands and businesses stand up to the Stop Online Piracy Act

Today, social media is abuzz with the #BlackoutSOPA campaigns of people, big brands and web…

By Elayne Fluker

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Washington Report: Black Farmers Settlement Bill Clears the House

Black farmers may soon be compensated, but some say the claims process will be a tough row to hoe

After decades of waiting, Black farmers may soon be compensated for acts of discrimination. But…

By Joyce Jones

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Washington Report

Updates from the Capitol

Washington Report

By Joyce Jones

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