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Lauren McCauley, staff writer
In a move many hope will stem Arctic oil drilling and protect some of the country's most pristine landscapes, the White House on Sunday announced a plan to designate large swaths of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as Wilderness, the highest level of protection available to public lands. The formal recommendation, which President Obama...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Citizens and communities engaged in "deep democracy" have the potential to...
Jon Queally, staff writer
In what advocates of locally-owned and operated broadband networks are calling...

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Precisely fifty-four years ago, nine young black men sat at the whites-only counter of McCrory's five-and-dime in Rock Hill, S.C. and ordered burgers and cokes, for which crime they were arrested and convicted of trespassing. On Wednesday, eight surviving members of the Friendship Nine returned to court, where a judge - whose uncle had originally sentenced them - threw out the cases. Mindfully, he ruled the record of the charges be preserved: “This will remain part of our history as corrected.”