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  • Lea Ramirez and Charles HolmThe shooting of a young immigrant woman from Guatemala shows how the Border Patrol operates with impunity, write Lea Ramirez and Charles Holm.CLAUDIA PATRICIA Gómez González, a young Indigenous woman from Guatemala, was shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent on May 23 while crossing from Mexico into Rio Bravo, Texas.Marta Martinez, who lives just a mile from the border and regularly witnesses migrants being chased down by Border Patrol, heard a gunshot that morning and witnessed the deadly aftermath. In a recording that immediately...
    Also showing May 29: “American Experience: Exclusion” on KCTS....
    Although the church has ended the restrictions against blacks, they have had lasting effects.On June 1 of this year, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – or the Mormons – will celebrate the 40th anniversary of what they believe to be a revelation from God.This revelation to the then-President of the Church Spencer W. Kimball – which is known as “Official Declaration 2” – reversed longstanding restrictions placed on people of black African descent in the church.As a scholar of American religion and Mormonism, I believe this history...
    Steven Brill on his new book “Tailspin,” and how American meritocracy actually produced an era of oligarchyExtreme wealth and income inequality are a threat to democracy.The Citizens United decision by the U.S. Supreme Court declared that unlimited political spending is a type of protected free speech. By this logic corporations are now people and can use their near-limitless resources to undermine democracy by subverting the will of the American people. Gangster capitalists such as the Koch Brothers -- who also do not believe in basic principles of democracy -- are...
    For President Donald Trump, every crisis in America's immigration system is an opportunity....
    Far-right leaders are ‘under attack’ as lawsuits are filed over the death of Heather Heyer, Sandy Hook conspiracies and moreOn a searingly hot day beneath a Confederate statue surrounded by six “no trespassing” signs, Susan Bro talks with a Swedish TV crew. Then she makes a short walk to a street named after her daughter. Related: Facing Trump, a historian appeals to America's soul: 'I think we'll survive' Continue reading......
    Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper joins Morning Joe to discuss attacks from Rudy Giuliani, the origins of the Russia probe, Trump's use of the term 'Spygate' and why he says Russia is America's primary threat....
    If you are a black, gay man in America, your risk of contracting HIV is one in two. Leah Green travels to Atlanta, Georgia, which has the largest gay and black community in the country. She finds out how stigma, education and structural racism continue to feed into this startling statistic*Contains strong language Continue reading......
    The last train left Michigan Central Station 30 years ago and it has stood vacant ever since, a hulking embodiment of Detroit's long decline from America's manufacturing engine to its biggest municipal bankruptcy....
    North Korea is sending its former spymaster to America in hopes of jump-starting the potential summit with President Trump, according to a report Tuesday....

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