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Haitian communities vow to fight Trump moves to terminate legal status; also on the rundown; an update on the trial of an activist who shut down a pipeline; a new poll shows Americans want to talk turkey not politics, on Thanksgiving; and just ahead of Black Friday - Cyber Security an emerging toy-safety concern.

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Archive: October 13, 2015

A group of conservatives in northern Kentucky are organizing against the death penalty, calling on Kentucky lawmakers to make life without parole the maximum sentence.

PARK HILLS, Ky. - Self-described political and social conservatives in northern Kentucky are forming an organization opposed to the death penalty. Andrew Vandiver, who lives in Walton, is heading the effort. Vandiver says he approaches the death penalty from the pro-life view, that all human life is ...Read More

About 800 New Yorkers turned out at the site where Eric Garner was killed in police custody to call attention to the need for better police accountability. Courtesy: Make the Road NY

NEW YORK - About 800 New Yorkers used the long weekend to call attention to pending measures intended to increase police accountability. Adilka Pimentel, organizer with Make the Road New York, says her group has been pushing for measures such as the Right to Know Act for several years now. She s ...Read More

State lawmakers will be hearing from Jena Benson, 18, left, a fast-food worker from Dorchester, as she testifies in support of raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Courtesy: Fight for $15

BOSTON - An 18-year-old doughnut-shop worker from Dorchester will be among those testifying today at the State House as lawmakers begin hearings on a series of measures to raise pay and improve working conditions. The measure pending before both houses that is grabbing the biggest headlines is the ...Read More

Habitat for Humanity  MidOhio uses energy efficiency building codes. Courtesy Habitat for Humanity Mid  Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio organization is showing low-income families how going green can build self-sufficiency. As it constructs and rehabs homes, Habitat for Humanity - MidOhio is using Franklin County's AWARE building standards which focus on conservation, resource consciousness, and energy effic ...Read More

Advocates say Florida women seeking critical health care services may find themselves caught in a political battle. Credit: Steve Debenport/iStockPhoto.com

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - While Congress continues to debate the future of funding for Planned Parenthood, women's health advocates say months of controversy are negatively impacting efforts to provide critical services to Florida women. Laura Goodhue, executive director of the Florida Alliance of Plan ...Read More

Faith-based communities are marching to keep the pope's call for globalizing compassion and cooperation alive in south Texas and across the nation. Credit: Rrodrickbeiler/iStockphoto
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AUSTIN, Texas - When Pope Francis called for the globalization of compassion and cooperation, 100 women from across the U.S. marched 100 miles to the nation's capital to amplify that message during the pontiff's recent visit and they're still marching. This past Sunday, faith-based activists in so ...Read More

Mojave Trails area in the southern California desert. Credit: Bryn Jones

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. - Senator Dianne Feinstein is drumming up support for three proposed national monuments in the southern California desert by holding a public listening session this afternoon at the Whitewater Preserve near Palm Springs. She introduced a bill earlier this year, the California ...Read More

Bison in the Kaibab National Forest, part of the proposed Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument. Credit: Michele Vacchiano/iStock

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - One-point-seven million acres adjoining the Grand Canyon's north and south rims would become part of a new national monument if a bill, announced Monday, becomes law. Representative Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and leaders from 11 Native American tribes gathered in Flagstaff to announce ...Read More

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