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"I felt that this was what I was supposed to do. I didn't feel like I was a hero or anything like that. I just felt like this was what I was supposed to do." – Frank Holloway, on his role as a young civil rights activist and Freedom Rider in 1961.
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The Obama administration launched its Supreme Court defense of its landmark health care overhaul, appealing what it called a "fundamentally flawed" appeals court decision. Read

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney warned senior citizens  to beware of turning Social Security into a "Perry scheme." Read

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