April

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Michelle Obama to Haiti: U.S. and world stands with you

"It was important for Jill and I to come now because we're at the point where the relief efforts are under way but the attention of the world starts to wane a bit," Michelle Obama told reporters in Port-au-Prince.

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Building jobs movement from the ground up

"The fight for jobs is the central fight for our times," stressed Alan Charney, head of Jobs for America Now, a coalition spearheading the fight against unemployment.

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Latino and Palestinian film festivals offer great viewing

CHIGAO - The Latino Film Festival and the Palestine Film Fesitval both run from April 16-29, so you might consider being at two theaters on the same night.

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Obama nominee could shape Supreme Court for decades

Obama told reporters he would look for a candidate with qualities similar to Stevens, a Republican who became a liberal on the court.

Three grim tales from the Big Apple

Ranked third or fourth richest city in the world, will New York tell its young generation that it cannot provide shelter, or classrooms, or even transportation to school?

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Fix broken immigration system, rally demands

CHICAGO - "We're human beings. Everyone has a right to be with his or her families," Olivia Segura said of the threat to deport her husband. "Let me keep my family together."

Northern Manhattan mobilizes against budget cuts

More than 1,000 residents held a unity rally on Saturday to mobilize against proposed budget cuts that will have a devastating effect on this predominantly Latino and black working class community.

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Company demands rate hike for new coal plant

Despite claims coal energy is cheaper than green energy, Consumers Energy wants to impose an 8.5 percent rate hike to pay for a new coal-fired plant in Michigan.

Bill to divest from arms makers faces test

The fate of a bill passed by the University of California at Berkeley Student Senate to divest from two U.S. firms providing military support to Israel's occupation of Palestine will likely be decided April 14.

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Evergreen Reds urge fight for jobs, tax reform

Members of the Communist Party of Washington State - they could be called "Evergreen Reds" - gathered in convention here April 3.

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