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Advocates: Mississippi plant fires workers left after raid

Advocates: Mississippi plant fires workers left after raidA Mississippi chicken processing plant fired most of its remaining workers after nearly 100 accused of immigration violations were arrested last week, witnesses said, an indication that the crackdown could make finding work in the state’s poultry industry more difficult for Latino immigrants. Terry Truett, a volunteer with the Mississippi Immigration Coalition, said she and others were called Tuesday to a Morton park where former PH Food workers were staging a protest, saying the company had abruptly fired them at the end of their shift and was illegally withholding pay. It’s unclear exactly how many were fired, although Truett said more than 100 workers’ names were collected at the protest in Morton, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) east of Jackson.



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Legalize it, marijuana advocates tell Congress

Legalize it, marijuana advocates tell CongressMarijuana, the subject of a Wednesday hearing of the House Judiciary Committee, has become increasingly uncontroversial, with even a majority of Republicans in a 2018 poll saying they wanted the drug made legal.



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The House Hearing on Slavery Reparations Is Part of a Long History. Here's What to Know on the Idea's Tireless Early Advocates

The House Hearing on Slavery Reparations Is Part of a Long History. Here's What to Know on the Idea's Tireless Early AdvocatesThe new round of hearings is scheduled to take place on Juneteenth



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Melania Trump Knows It’s Ironic That She Advocates Against Bullying

Melania Trump Knows It’s Ironic That She Advocates Against BullyingMelania Trump acknowledged the irony that she is advocating against bullying



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Voting rights advocates wary of Kavanaugh's nomination to Supreme Court

Voting rights advocates wary of Kavanaugh's nomination to Supreme CourtThe nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge, to the Supreme Court drew instant criticism from women’s rights groups that consider him a potential fifth vote to curtail or overturn the right to abortion. But ahead of his confirmation hearing, voting rights advocates, alarmed about the trend toward disenfranchising young, poor and minority voters, are joining the #SaveSCOTUS and #StopKavanaugh movements.



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The Latest: Advocates: ICE not giving immigrant enough time

The Latest: Advocates: ICE not giving immigrant enough timeHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the planned deportation of a Connecticut man with renal failure (all times local):



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Rights advocates: Venezuela releases 20 political prisoners

Rights advocates: Venezuela releases 20 political prisonersCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan government freed 20 jailed activists Friday who opponents of the socialist administration considered political prisoners, human rights advocates said.



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Saudis detain women's advocates ahead of driving ban lift

Saudis detain women's advocates ahead of driving ban liftSaudi authorities have arrested seven prominent women’s rights advocates, dividing public opinion just weeks before the kingdom is set to lift its driving ban on women. Without naming those detained, Saudi Arabia’s state security apparatus said seven people had been arrested for “attempting to undermine the security and stability of the kingdom… and to erode national unity”. The crackdown comes even as the kingdom breaks with long-held restrictions on women and the mixing of the genders, with its driving ban on women slated to end June 24.



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Jewish Advocates Slam Putin For Implicating Jews In U.S. Election Meddling

Jewish Advocates Slam Putin For Implicating Jews In U.S. Election MeddlingU.S. lawmakers, Jewish groups and prominent Jewish figures bristled at Russian President Vladimir Putin’s suggestion that various minority groups, including Jews, could have been responsible for interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. “It is deeply disturbing to see the Russian president giving new life to classic anti-Semitic stereotypes that have plagued his country for hundreds of years, with a comment that sounds as if it was ripped from the pages of the ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion,’” Jonathan Greenblatt, Anti-Defamation League chief executive, said in a statement. “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” is an anti-Semitic pamphlet published in Russia in the early 20th century that warned against Jewish world domination.



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Majority of poll respondents say Florida students 'effective advocates for gun control'

Majority of poll respondents say Florida students 'effective advocates for gun control'Monmouth University poll also shows some respondents believe students pushing for reform are ‘being manipulated by outside groups’ Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school student Emma Gonzalez and classmates at a CNN town hall in Sunrise, Florida, on 21 February 2018. Photograph: Michael Laughlin/Sun-Sentinel via ZUMA Wire/Rex/Shutterstock



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