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Breaking News

This page features brief excerpts of stories published by the mainstream media and, less frequently, blogs, alternative media, and even obviously biased sources. The excerpts are taken directly from the websites cited in each source note. Quotation marks are not used.




  • The Racist History of Tipping

    by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

    Lawmakers will vote on the Raise the Wage Act, which would boost the minimum wage across the country to $15 an hour by 2024. This would be a crucial step toward the first federal minimum wage increase in more than a decade.



  • Why the United States is not a true democracy

    by Van Gosse

    Since the Civil War, a series of constitutional amendments, acts of Congress, and Supreme Court decisions have extended the right to vote, but always through negative prohibitions on what a state or locality may do.



  • Film airing on PBS recalls city's dark deportation history

    The filming of "Bisbee '17," a documentary about what happened July 12, 1917, was a history lesson for residents recruited to play historical figures in the production filmed exactly 100 years later that weds documentary and collective performance.



  • The Hidden History of Liberty Island

    Before the statue and long before the brand-new museum, there were pirates, real-estate ventures and public executions