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  1. For Black Men in America There Is No Break From RacismRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Truthdig

    The events of this summer in Ferguson, Mo., highlighted an ugly truth to mainstream Americans: Black men in this country are viewed as so suspicious by law enforcement that they are often shot first and questioned later. It is a reality that black men have been living with in the United States since the very beginning.

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  2. While We March for the Climate, Governments Meet with PollutersRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | IPS

    I'm going to guess you've heard of the People's Climate March by now. It's been all over Facebook, the blogosphere, buses, and subway cars-it's even shown up on network news, which has been something of a black hole for climate activism.

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  3. Drilling Through the Noisy Climate DebateRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | IPS

    Even if climate science is complicated, author Naomi Klein wants you to know that finding a solution to climate change is easy. In her powerful new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, the Canadian globalization expert drills through the noisy climate debate and finds that humanity has no choice but to ditch its fossil fuel-driven global economy for a local model powered by renewable energy.

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  4. Elizabeth Warren sends a message to AFSCME membersRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    As member of AFSCME myself, I was really happy to hear these words from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the de facto leader of the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party. I thought I'd quickly share them with the folks here.

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  5. Breaking. EX-CT Gov (r) Guilty and heading back to jailRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    A jury in U.S. District Court convicted Gov. John G. Rowland on Friday on all counts arising from what the government described as a scheme to solicit two congressional campaigns in 2010 and 2012 to secretly pay him as a political consultant in violation of U.S. campaign finance laws. Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights , Community , Congress , Culture , Economy , Education , Elections , Energy , Environment , Health Care , International , Labor , Law , Media , Meta , National Security , Science , Transportation , or White House .

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  6. Repost: Sounds of the High HolidaysRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    There are many sounds we associate with the High Holidays. Perhaps the best known is the blowing of the Shofar, the ram's horn.

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  7. Abbott Busing in and Housing Fake Supporters for Debate Tonight Against Wendy DavisRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    Abbott's campaign has resorted to busing supporters to the Rio Grande Valley to show faux-support for the Republican in the region. He's even paying for their lodging! Wendy Davis's campaign released the following email image from an organizer looking to send recruits to the Valley: We are leaving Friday, September 19 at 10:30 am for the valley.

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  8. Ask me anything about anything: last chance until after electionsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    So things are busy at Daily Kos HQ. We're now up to 32 employees, closing in on 9 million monthly uniques, have an email action list 1.7 million strong, over 600,000 Facebook likes, and are looking to move to Oakland since Oakland is awesome.

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  9. Watch TX Gov Hopeful Wendy Davis(D) Debate Greg Abbott(R) TONIGHTRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    It's tonight, people; and I'm so excited! I really want to watch Wendy make the Weasel squirm! I want to see him sweat! poopdogcomedy posted about it on Wednesday, but I wanted to repeat it on the day of, so all of you can watch it. I know my state has been written off by so many around the country, yet others are donating to Mrs. Davis' campaign, so I want to thank you for that! Don't give up on us yet! Wendy is a tough one, as is Leticia Van de Putte .

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  10. Diary of a City Council Candidate #14: Terrorist ThreatRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    I just looked at the schedule for the next three weeks and decided to write another diary now because there doesn't look to be much opportunity for a while. As you can guess, the amount of community "forums" are heavily skewed toward the beginning of October.

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  11. Worst secretary of state in the nation hits a federal bump in the road in KansasRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    Now he's announced that overseas military ballots, which were supposed to go out on September 20, wouldn't be sent until September 27. Unfortunately for him, delaying those ballots requires federal approval, which he apparently doesn't have: To get a waiver, Kobach must submit his case to the Defense Department's Federal Voter Assistance Program, which oversees enforcement of the MOVE Act. The FVAP office is then required under the law to consult with the Justice Department's Voting Section before approving it.

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  12. Koscadia Meet Up, Sunday, Sept. 28Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    We will be meeting at A la carts Food Pavilion on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 12:30 pm. Wi fi is available so bring your blogging devices! We'll bring orange table coverings so you can easily spot our group.

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  13. Hundreds of refugees denied asylum in New MexicoRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    While North Carolina congressional candidate Mark Walker is sounding off about wanting to declare war on Mexico, our elected officials are busy grossly mistreating Central American immigrants in New Mexico In an article in the Boston Review , Lauren Carasik exposes the unconstitutional detention of legitimate asylum-seekers at a prison in New Mexico: [There are] more than 600 women and children being held at an isolated makeshift detention facility in the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center located in Artesia, New Mexico. The town of 11,000 lies almost 200 miles from El Paso, the nearest metropolitan city, and far from pro bono immigration lawyers.

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  14. Republican chair says party just needs to better explain things to the womenfolksRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    "I see, so taking away your health insurance will increase American freedoms by 2.7 percent. Well, I'm convinced."

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  15. Who are our allies in Iraq?Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    While many have questioned who are our allies in Syria , few have asked an even more important question of who are our allies in Iraq? Most assume that we'll simply pick up where we left off a few years ago, but all the previous problems still exist, plus there are a few new ones. In August, the legendary Kurdish pesh merga soldiers ceded frontline positions to Islamic State fighters who advanced within 25 miles of Irbil, setting off a panic in the regional capital.

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  16. Write Thanks to those who worked to defeat the War Bill in the House Wednesday.Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    U.S. Representative, Mr. Gutierrez, Thank you for your vote against sending more weapons to Syria. I appreciate and will remember it .

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  17. today's Kagro in the Morning showRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find? Use a person's full name, without any title.

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  18. Midday open thread: Candidate's racial slurs catch up with him, leading economic indicators riseRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    Please join us today at noon PT when Markos hosts the latest episode of Ask Me Anything . Will Occupy end up having a bigger impact than the Tea Party on real people's lives, by Ian Reifowitz Joe Sorrentino, in a statement released Wednesday by his Democratic ticket, said he made a "stupid mistake" seven years ago, but learned from it.

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  19. Black Kos, Week In ReviewRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Daily Kos

    Fred McKinley Jones is certainly one of the most important Black inventors ever based on the sheer number of inventions he formulated as well as their diversity. Fred Jones was born on May 17, 1893 in Covington, Kentucky.

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  20. Did the UK Media Push Scotland's "No" Vote?Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | OpEdNews

    Five days before the Scottish independence referendum, one of the larger demonstrations of a long and intense campaign was held in Glasgow. It wasn't a rally for a "yes" or a "no" vote.

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