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Professional athletes have been taking a stand against social injustices in the U.S. since San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the playing of the National Anthem prior to a pre-season football game four weeks ago.

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BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — A gunman police said killed five people in a Washington state mall remained at large today as authorities appealed for help in identifying the suspect but said there were no indications the slayings north of Seattle were a terrorist act.

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The sound of the metaphorical glass ceiling cracking as Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic Party nomination for United States president Thursday was beautiful music to some Douglas County women who have been around long enough to watch gender roles change over the decades.

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WASHINGTON — A Democratic senator who mourned the loss of 20 children in his home state of Connecticut waged a roughly 15-hour filibuster into the early hours today, asserting as he yielded the floor that Republican leaders had committed to hold votes on expanded gun background checks and a …

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has decided to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, making her the first woman on U.S. paper currency in 100 years, a Treasury official said today.