April

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Obama's student loan plan: Short-term gains, no solutions

With the economy still "depressed" and student debt at an all-time high, policymakers and students should be discussing reforms to the way interest rates are calculated.

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City Council funds jobs center for Oakland Army Base redevelopment

A major milestone was passed April 16 in the long struggle to win jobs for local workers in redevelopment of the Oakland Army Base.

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New York tenants rise up to tackle housing crisis

In a packed union hall, tenants from the five boroughs vowed to tackle tough housing issues including the power of landlords, developers and big banks they say is squeezing New Yorkers.

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Today in labor history: Cesar Chavez died

Cesar Chavez was the founder and leader of the United Farm Workers union. The UFW  achieved the nation's first industry-wide farm labor contracts.

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After Boston Marathon bombings, tears and questions remain

The federal government charged the 19-year-old today with using a weapon of mass destruction to kill three people and wound more than 200. If convicted, Tsarnaev could face the death penalty.

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Hunt for bomber locks down Boston area

On Friday, with one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings dead, his brother was on the run and being pursued by hundreds of law enforcement officials in a manhunt that shut down Boston and several neighboring towns.

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Texas explosion aftermath: Willie Nelson to hold benefit show

A fertilizer plant in West, Texas exploded on April 17, killing 15 and injuring hundreds more.

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GOP pushes to replace overtime with comp time

WASHINGTON (PAI)-Charging ahead with their ideological agenda, the right wing Republicans who run the House Education and the Workforce Committee voted on April 17 for one of their pet causes, replacing overtime with comp time.

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“This is only round one,” Obama says, after gun curbs fail

"All in all, this was a pretty shameful day for Washington."

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Video: Protest targets senator as immigration bill progresses

Among the 11 million undocumented immigrants are 1.4 million Koreans who suffer many of the same low paid jobs, fear of deportation, as their Latino counterparts. 

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