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Remembering the civil rights hero most Americans have never heard of

Robert Parris Moses, who passed away this week at the age of 86, is the most important civil rights activist most Americans have never heard of. He died on what would have been the 80th birthday of Emmett Till, the Black boy lynched in 1955 whose open-casket funeral put the violence that defined Jim Crow Mississippi on national display.

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Opinion: How Trump proved Nancy Pelosi right

As much as millions of Americans would like to move on, stop talking about -- even thinking about -- former President Donald Trump and the four years of relentless stress and outrage we endured during his presidency, that is simply not something that the country can do safely. That's because the threat to US democracy he unleashed has not passed, even though he was the loser of the 2020 election.

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'Unprecedented': Texas law allows citizens to enforce abortion ban

Activist Amy Hagstrom Miller speaks about a recently passed Texas law that would allow private citizens to sue individuals thought to have assisted in violating the state's heartbeat ban abortion bill, barring most abortions at the onset of a fetal heartbeat.

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Why Stacey Abrams is open to Joe Manchin's voting rights proposal

This week Democrats will try to advance a sweeping new voting rights bill in the US Senate. The legislation, which passed the US House of Representatives in March, would enact automatic voter registration, expand early voting, modernize our antiquated voting systems, and restore the voting rights of Americans with prior felony convictions.

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Why 20 million Americans are cheering

After the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, a 27-year-old man stopped me on the street in Chicago and doffed his baseball cap to reveal his hairless head.

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Michigan Senate passes 3 voting bills with new restrictions

The Michigan Senate on Wednesday passed three bills that would restrict voting rights in the state as part of a larger Republican-led package intended to overhaul election laws, despite Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's all-but-certain veto of the measures.

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Has inflation peaked? The jury is still out

Signs of rising inflation around the world are keeping investors on edge. But in some corners of markets, pressure is easing, raising hopes that Peak Fear may have passed and central banks will be confident enough to sit tight.

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Here's how Joe Manchin can show he's a true patriot

There's still time for Joe Manchin to stop pontificating and do what is best for the country. With the US Senate split 50-50 along party lines, his vote -- as the most conservative Democratic senator, from the very Republican state of West Virginia -- on everything from the massive Covid relief bill to the infrastructure bill is essential for the Biden administration to get major legislation passed in Congress.

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