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- Names of 16 victims released after Oklahoma tornado
- Same-sex marriage passes English lower house
- Turkish blogger sentenced for blasphemy
- Anger surfaces over plans for central India nuclear power plant
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As immigration bill advances in Senate, unions and civil rights groups call for measures to ensure equality among immigrantsWed, 05/22/2013 - 12:03
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After weeks of debate and hundreds of proposed amendments, the Senate Judiciary Committee overwhelmingly approved the comprehensive immigration reform bill, which will now be sent to the full Senate for consideration. Some immigrants rights groups are applauding the step, but many civil rights organizations, unions and LGBT rights groups are criticizing lawmakers for adding some discriminatory and corporate-friendly measures to the bill while rejecting others that would have promoted more equality among immigrants of different races, religions and sexual orientations.
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Over the course of 2011 and 2012, local, county and federal law enforcement agents monitored and infiltrated the Occupy Wall Street movement through a vast nationwide network that often benefited corporations through information-sharing, funding contracts and hiring private security. That’s according to a year-long investigation by DBA Press and the Center for Media and Democracy released this week.
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In Latvia, people forced into psychiatric hospitals between the 1960s and 80s because of their religious and political views continue to fight for justice. Soviet leaders and the Committee for State Security or the KGB targeted dozens of dissidents who ended up diagnosed as mentally ill, locked up at institutions and forced to take debilitating drugs. Although they were released from the hospitals, they’re still fighting to clear their medical records of false diagnoses.
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- Search and rescue continues in Oklahoma after massive tornado marks wide path
- Lawmakers question Apple executives over billions in unpaid taxes
- Families of undocumented immigrants protest in New York to halt separations
- Human rights advocates in Zimbabwe describe intimidation, fear ahead of election
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- Dozens dead after Oklahoma tornado, search and rescue ongoing amid more storm warnings
- Florida 18-year old girl expelled; faces felony charges for dating a female classmate
- Gay rights advocates march in NY following weekend hate killing
- DC paves way for charter schools to seek shuttered facilities
- Guatemala Supreme Court overturns Rios Montt genocide conviction
- Wi-Fi at GITMO shut down after Anonymous launches @OpGTMO
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Residents in Oklahoma are beginning the long process of recovery following yesterday afternoon’s massive tornado that created an extensive path of destruction, leveling entire neighborhoods. Today Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin described the damage after a tour of the region.
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In Washington DC today, lawmakers questioned Apple executives on how and why they used shell companies in Ireland, offshore accounts in several countries, and legal loopholes in the US to avoid paying billions in taxes. Several Senate Democrats said the report shows the need for Congress to close tax loopholes and collect more corporate tax revenue, especially in a time of record corporate profits and dire shortfalls in government spending.
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In New York, families of detained undocumented immigrants protested last weekend against the detention and possible deportation of their family members. Many of these protestors were children whose fathers are in detention for deportation. FSRN's Salim Rizvi reports.