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Opinion: Bad Democrats, unfair process — readers against impeachment make their case 25.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The overwhelming majority of letter writers have favored impeachment. Those opposed to it have targeted Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Burbank) and the process.

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The Most Racist Thing I Saw This Week Was a Bunch of Stuff Joe Biden Said 25.1.2020 Mother Jones
On Monday, Biden stepped in front of a Black congregation at Bethlehem Baptist Church in South Carolina and condemned the hate pushed by President Donald Trump and his white supremacist supporters. Throughout his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, Biden has framed the fight against the white supremacist president as a battle for America’s soul. […]
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Letters to the Editor: There's no need to question Jewish support for the 1960s civil rights movement 24.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The idea that "most Jews" probably harbored racially insensitive views toward African Americans because they were white is dubious, says a historian.

Civil rights champion Ron Edwards dead at 81 24.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
His friends and colleagues said for 60 years, Edwards put his words to action.
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Remembering MLK: Thousands march in Denver’s 35th Annual Marade 21.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Tens of thousands of people participated in Denver's 35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Marade.
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Rep. John Lewis' fight for civil rights began with a letter to Martin Luther King Jr. 20.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As a teenager growing up in Alabama, Lewis wrote a letter to Martin Luther King Jr. during the budding civil rights movement. In a letter back, King invited the 18-year-old to join the cause.
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Ahead of Richmond Rally, Apple and Google Are Letting Nazis Use This App to Coordinate 20.1.2020 Mother Jones
Neo-nazi and fascist groups have been posting antisemitic and racist messages and calls for violence on the encrypted messaging app Telegram in advance of a massive gun rally in Richmond, Virgina on Monday that far-right extremists are expected to attend and that officials fear might turn violent. The companies have stood idle as extremist groups […]
Opinion: What Jewish and black people owe each other 19.1.2020 LA Times: Commentary

The bravery of some Jews in the civil rights movement did not necessarily reflect American Jewish attitudes at that time.

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Ukraine opens probe of possible surveillance of ambassador 16.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Ukrainian police said Thursday they have opened an investigation into the possibility that the U.S. ambassador came under illegal surveillance by an unknown party before she was recalled from her post in May.
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Lawsuit claims Colorado Springs police officer retaliated against man who gave him the finger 16.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
A lawsuit claims that a Colorado Springs police officer arrested and roughed up a man and initiated a sham prosecution of him for making an obscene gesture and filming the officer.
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New Lev Parnas documents suggest U.S. ambassador was under surveillance in Ukraine 16.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
"They are moving her tomorrow," U.S. congressional candidate Robert F. Hyde wrote on WhatsApp in March. He added, "The guys over [there] asked me what I would like to do and what is in it for them."
Trump Is an “Existential” Threat: Ilana Glazer, Eric Holder, and 2020 15.1.2020 Mother Jones
Voting is power, says Mother Jones voting rights reporter Ari Berman. But since the nation’s birth, those with actual legislative power have disenfranchised people of color, low-income Americans, and women to prevent their interests from being represented. And the stakes are only getting higher: As the 2020 presidential election approaches—and with the first votes in […]
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Letters to the Editor: Papa John's founder: 'Never a whiff of bias or prejudice in my comments' 15.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

John H. Schnatter says his N-word comments were illicitly recorded and taken completely out of context.

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History Forum: White women and their role in upholding white supremacy 13.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Historian Elizabeth Gillespie McRae speaks at the History Forum about the role white women played in maintaining white supremacy in America.
Video outside cell during Epstein's first suicide attempt 'no longer exists' 10.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
After first reporting that the video had been preserved, prosecutors now say that further investigation shows officials "inadvertently preserved video from the wrong tier" within the Manhattan prison.
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Jim Jordan Is Lying About Voting Rights 9.1.2020 Mother Jones
Last week, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) sent an alarming email to his supporters. Jordan, who is one of Donald Trump’s most vocal defenders on Capitol Hill, warned that Obama-era Attorney General Eric Holder is on the cusp of using the courts to “steal” his congressional seat and replace him with a “radical liberal.” He asked […]
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Opinion: The immigration crisis and the racism driving it have roots in Hitler's 'bible' 7.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The worldwide immigration crisis — and the racism apparently driving it — can be traced to a century-old book, 'The Passing of the Great Race.'

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Groups demand answers after Iranians say they were detained 7.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Civil rights groups and lawmakers are demanding information from federal officials following reports that dozens of Iranian-Americans were held up and questioned at the border as they returned to the United States.
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Opinion: Why having robot co-workers might make you less prejudiced 1.1.2020 LA Times: Commentary

The mere awareness of robot workers causes people to find common ground with others they typically see as different.

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Colorado’s biggest stories of the past decade 31.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A look back at some of the decade's biggest news stories, as selected by the editors of The Denver Post.
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