Greek elections show mounting discontent

ATHENS, Greece — The Sept. 16 parliamentary elections here handed the conservative New Democracy Party a 4-percentage-point re-election victory over the liberal opposition PASOK party.


Anti-abortion zealots descend on Aurora

AURORA, Ill. — This large Chicago suburb is at the forefront of the latest round of reproductive health battles as the religious right attempts to undermine the opening of a new Planned Parenthood clinic. The clinic will provide sorely needed health services, including abortion and birth control, to the suburban population.


Born in the USA, dont take our parents away

WASHINGTON — Martin Andrade, 40, is a security officer from Chicago and is originally from Michoacan, Mexico. He has been living in the U.S. legally for almost 30 years. Two years ago, his wife and mother of their two children was arrested and deported to Mexico. The children, ages 7 and 3, both U.S. citizens, are with their mother. Andrade said it could be up to 10 years before she’s allowed to return.

Calif. health care reform goes to special session

The debate over statewide health care reform continued in California’s Legislature this week, at the same time the nation’s first city health care program, “Healthy San Francisco,” took another step toward implementation.


Singer Luci Murphy receives Robeson Award

WASHINGTON — A standing-room crowd packed Wesley United Methodist Church Sept. 8 to pay tribute to singer Luci Murphy. It was an evening that resounded with songs, poetry, dance and a few pithy speeches honoring this people’s artist.

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