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Justice Dept. backs baker in fight over over LGBT rights and religious liberty
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The Trump administration is backing a Colorado baker who refused to create a cake for the wedding of a same-sex couple.

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Where are the monuments to Confederate Gen. James Longstreet?
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Steven Holmes writes that the relative lack of statues of Longstreet, who favored Reconstruction after the Civil War, shows that Confederate history is seen through a political lens

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Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies at 84
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84….

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Descendants of Civil War icons want Confederate statues to come down
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The great-great grandchildren of Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and Stonewall Jackson have a message for those who adamantly want to preserve the Confederate leaders’ monuments: Let it go.

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The Confederate memorials to be removed after Charlottesville
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More than 150 years after the Civil War ended, the Confederacy is memorialized with statues, monuments and historical markers across the United States.

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Lawsuit: Birth control for sentencing breaks violated rights
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff and judge violated the constitutional rights of jail inmates by promising to reduce their sentences if they underwent birth control procedures, an ex-inmate says in a federal lawsuit….

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Charlottesville violence revives painful past for minorities
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Bernard Lafayette fought to end segregation during the civil rights movement. But after watching events in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend and hearing President Donald Trump blame both sides for the deadly violence, he realized that changing laws did not change enough hearts and minds….

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Attorney: Radio host groped her, then sued for cash and fame
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The former radio host who was fired for allegedly inappropriately touching pop star Taylor Swift testified in a civil trial Tuesday that their hands and arms touched as they got into position for a photo.

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Here's why the NAACP says Missouri is unsafe for minorities
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Travel advisories warn you to carefully consider visiting certain places. Reasons typically range from severe weather to government instability, from civil war to terrorism.

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