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Gun-rights activists converge on Virginia Capitol to protest proposed gun laws today

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Thousands of gun-rights activists, many heavily armed, converged on the Virginia Capitol in Richmond on Monday to protest proposed new gun laws. “A lot of people say that the gun is the problem, and, me, I am proving here......
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2020 Olympics: International Olympic Committee bans political protests by athletes at 2020 Tokyo games

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No taking a knee, no political hand gestures and no disrespect during medal ceremonies. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) posted a three-page guideline on Thursday that reiterates Rule 50 of the Olympic Charter. It clearly states how and when athletes can protest during the 2020 Tokyo games. The IOC said athletes are......
History

In the 1980s, a Far-Left, Female-Led Domestic Terrorism Group Bombed the U.S. Capitol | History

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Amidst the social and political turmoil of the 1970s, a handful of women—among them a onetime Barnard student, a Texas sorority sister, the daughter of a former communist journalist—joined and became leaders of the May 19th Communist Organization. Named to honor the shared birthday of civil rights icorn Malcolm X......
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Why It Is Important to Know the Story of Filipino-American Larry Itliong | At the Smithsonian

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In the late 1970s, my family and I lived in an apartment on South San Joaquin Street in the Little Manila neighborhood of Stockton, California. My family wasn’t unique. The Central Valley city was once home to the largest population of Filipinos in the 20th century. If most Filipino-Americans did......
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While NASA Was Landing on the Moon, Many African-Americans Sought Economic Justice Instead | History

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In anticipation of astronaut Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon, an estimated 8,000 New Yorkers gathered in Central Park, eager to celebrate the moment. The New York Times ran a photograph of the crowd glued to the networks’ broadcasts on three giant screens and described the event as “a......
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The Americans Who Saw Lady Liberty as a False Idol of Broken Promises | History

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It was a crisp, clear fall day in New York City, and like many others, Lillie Devereaux Blake was eager to see the great French statue, donated by that country’s government to the United States as a token of friendship and a monument to liberty, finally unveiled. President Grover Cleveland......

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