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Democratic lawmakers to visit US southern border amid Congress negotiations over border security
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A small group of Democratic lawmakers is headed to the US-Mexico border this weekend to tour the area, meet with immigrant rights’ advocates and be briefed by US Customs and Border Protection.

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Lawsuit says prison violated inmates' 6th Amendment rights during power outage
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A nonprofit legal organization has filed a lawsuit against the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York, where inmates were subject to cold and darkness as a result of a fire in the switch gear room that caused a partial power outage.

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Howard Thurman: The overlooked civil rights hero
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He was a spiritual genius who mentored MLK and carried Gandhi’s teaching to America. Meet the mystic who “put angry hearts at ease.”

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More than 1 million Floridians with felony convictions get back their right to vote
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A new state law takes effect in Florida Tuesday that is expected to restore voting rights to more than a million people with felony convictions — despite questions from state officials about its implementation.

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State investigates after wrestler told to cut dreadlocks or forfeit match
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The New Jersey Division of Civil Rights is investigating an incident at a high school wrestling match this week in which a referee told a black wrestler to cut off his dreadlocks or forfeit the match.

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4 days, 5 reports of hate crimes, and a disturbing trend developing in America
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Over the course of four days, five reports of hate-related incidents recently made national headlines. The news illustrates a disturbing trend, civil rights groups say.

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US lawmakers aim to hold China accountable for Uyghur abuses
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A bipartisan group of lawmakers are pushing legislation aimed at holding China accountable for reported human rights abuses against its Uyghur population.

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Biden says Trump is 'more like George Wallace than George Washington'
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Former Vice President Joe Biden criticized President Donald Trump Tuesday for embracing a strategy of fear ahead of the midterm elections and compared him to George Wallace, a former governor of Alabama who supported segregation and was a vocal opponent of the Civil Rights movement.

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Winner takes all: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson confirm high-stakes one-off match
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Two of the world’s most successful golfers will face off this Thanksgiving for bragging rights — and a $9 million purse.

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