June

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Connecticut becomes first state to require paid sick days

A national precedent was set in Connecticut last week after lawmakers passed measures allowing paid sick days and the expansion of health care coverage.

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An introduction to Michele Bachmann

Rep. Michele Bachmann supposedly showed "stagecraft" during the Republican debate, but she also has a "talent" for questionable statements and policy positions.

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Student zombies protest higher education cuts

Student activists staged a "die-in" and "zombie march" in Wisconsin as a part of Higher Education Day to protest anti-student measures proposed by the state's GOP lawmakers and governor.

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Mav's team effort outweighs Heat's star power

When it comes down to it, sports critics say basketball at the highest level is still a team game and Miami didn't play like one when they needed to the most.

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Big business greed "holds Illinois hostage"

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group made $951 million in profits on $3 billion in income in 2010. But that's not enough, they are threatening to move out of Illinois unless they get a tax break.

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Protests greet release of Oscar Grant's killer

Hundreds marched peacefully to protest the release from prison of Johannes Mehserle, former BART police officer who killed passenger Oscar Grant III, after Mehserle had served just one year in prison.

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Ending wars, creating jobs, top mayors' agenda

More than a dozen  mayors are sponsoring a resolution to end the Afghanistan and Iraq wars and use the savings to pay for job-creating programs in the nation's cities.

White House steps up campaign to "cut government waste"

President Obama signed an Executive Order initiating the Campaign to Cut Waste, ordering each department and agency to report regularly to Vice President Biden who will head a new task force on government accountability.

Red Cross forces workers out on strike

Continuing its campaign to strip its blood bank workers of their rights and their health care, the American Red Cross forced some 250 workers to strike.

White House establishes rural council

President Obama established the White House Rural Council to develop and implement an economic strategy in the country's rural communities.

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