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Banks agree to compensate foreclosure victims

Over a dozen banks will compensate victims for losses that occured as a result of mistakes on foreclosures according to an agreement reached with government regulators today.

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Students, faculty occupy building to protest cuts

Students and faculty at California State University in East Bay marched to administration offices, then occupied the building in protest.

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Obama calls for tax hike for the rich

President Barack Obama laid out a "framework" that he said can reduce the federal budget deficit by $4 trillion over the next 12 years without slashing social services.

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Thousands at Michigan Capitol: We are the people

A cross-section of the people's movement poured into the Michigan Capitol grounds today with this message: "We are the people - protect us, not the CEOs."

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Bill would let religious adoption agencies bar same-sex couples

Two Illinois state senators are trying to pass a measure that would allow religious adoption agencies to deny requests from same-sex couples in civil unions.

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Campaign targets tax breaks for rich investors

The richest Americans receive the special privilege of having half of their income taxed at a much lower rate than the vast majority of working families.

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Congressional Progressive Caucus launches "People's Budget"

Reacting to the House Republicans' slash-and-burn 2012 budget proposals, progressives put forward a proposal that reflects "the values and priorities of working families in this country."

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Scenes from an uprising: Chicago We Are One (Video)

10,000 trade unionists and their supporters from around Chicago and Illinois poured into Daley Plaza downtown.

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Millions forced to work while sick

Millions of American workers have no paid sick days at all, especially those who need them the most, says a recent "snapshot" by the Economic Policy Institute.

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African Americans, women and youth hit hard

The Republican assault on the public sector threatens to accelerate the rate at which public employees are being laid off, with especially dire consequences for African Americans and women.

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