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Filibuster, cloture and the nuclear option in the Senate explained

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A filibuster is a parliamentary procedure in which debate over a proposed piece of legislation is extended, obstructing progress in a legislative assembly and delaying or even preventing a vote altogether. Continue reading

Outrage follows the acquittal of officer who killed Philando Castile

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Officer Jeronimo Yanez fatally shot Philando Castile in front of his girlfriend and her four-year-old daughter during a traffic stop in Minnesota in July 2016. Continue reading

After statewide efforts, Hawaii sees homelessness rate decrease

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Despite its relatively small population and land area, Hawaii has one of the highest rates of per-capita homelessness in the United States. Homelessness affects about 505 out of every 100,000 people there. Continue reading

After 70 years, voices of Holocaust survivors sing again

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When the concentration camps of Europe were liberated at the end of World War II, David Boder, a psychologist from Chicago, recorded interviews with dozens of former prisoners. Continue reading

At the 50th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, an author looks back on race in America

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June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Loving vs. Virginia, which struck down Virginia’s laws banning interracial marriage. Continue reading

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