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Hundreds of people rallied Saturday to honor the Chicano Moratorium in East Los Angeles, where some 30,000 activists marched 50 years earlier to protest the disproportionately high deaths of Mexican Americans during the Vietnam War, per the Los Angeles Times.

Why it matters: The protesters had marched peacefully in L.A. on Aug. 29, 1970, in what was then the largest anti-war action by a minority group in the U.S. They were met with tear gas by sheriff's deputies storming into Laguna Park, leaving three people dead. Activist and war veteran Cruz Becerra told ABC7, "It is part of our history. We took a stand against an unjust war and that mattered."

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US cites Ukrainian oligarch Kolomoyskyy for involvement "in significant corruption"

State Secretary Antony Blinken on Friday designated former Ukrainian public official Ihor Kolomoyskyy as an individual involved "in significant corruption."

Why it matters: The designation prohibits Kolomoysky and his immediate family from traveling to the U.S. and signals that the Biden administration will help Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in his fight against oligarchs and entrenched corruption. U.S. authorities view Kolomoyskyy as among the most powerful of the oligarchs.

U.S. economy added 379,000 jobs in February

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The economy added 379,000 jobs in February, while the unemployment rate dropped from 6.3% to 6.2%, the Labor Department said on Friday.

Why it matters: The first Biden-era jobs report shows hiring surged as coronavirus cases eased — though a full recovery remains far off. Economists expected the economy to add roughly 182,000 jobs last month, after adding a paltry 49,000 in January.

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Workers are getting a really bad deal

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This week's spate of data highlighted the difficulties Americans who have lost their jobs have had bouncing back from the coronavirus pandemic, and just how much those who have managed to keep their jobs have been working.

What's happening: The Labor Department reported Thursday that the productivity of American workers fell by a revised 4.2% annual rate in the fourth quarter, the largest decline in 39 years.