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Mass protests at University of Virginia after honors student beaten by state police

By Tom Hall<br>20 March 2015<p>At least a thousand students at the University of Virginia took part in a rally Wednesday night to protest the police attack …

Socialism

Chapel Hill shooting: When is a crime a 'hate crime'?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The cries from family members and shocked Muslims are clear: Call it what it is, a hate crime.<p>They say Craig Stephen Hicks hated religion and that he was riled at the sight of his Muslim neighbors: two of them young women who wore hijabs.<p>The deaths of Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23; Yusor …

After a noose is found on campus, Duke unites to reject racism

Duke University officials on Thursday continued to investigate after a noose was found hanging from a tree outside the student union on campus earlier this week.<p>On Wednesday evening, thousands of students and others had gathered for a forum in front of the Duke Chapel, where university president …

'The time for remorse was when my husband was yelling to breathe': Eric Garner's widow lashes out at NYPD cop who put her husband in fatal chokehold

Eric Garner's widow shouted two fiery words of rebuke when asked if she accepted words of condolence from the cop who killed her husband with a …

Justice

Native Groups Look to Retire the Cleveland Indians' Chief Wahoo

Amid the controversy surrounding the Washington Redskins’ team name, some Native American groups hope public outcry turns toward a different team’s symbol, more than 300 miles to the northwest: Chief Wahoo, the bright red, wide-grinning face of the Cleveland Indians baseball team.<p>“It’s been …