May

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People aren’t buying what NATO is selling

Right off the bat, the war in Afghanistan and U.S. military spending are two of the biggest items people are rejecting.

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NATO-week protesters demand end to deportations

CHICAGO - In the lead up to anti-NATO protests, immigrant rights activists  marched on the Immigration Court here May 15 to demand a halt to detentions and deportations of undocumented immigrants and their families.

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EPA appeals coal mining ruling

A federal judge ruled in March that the Environmental Protection Agency illegally vetoed a large West Virginia coal-mining project.

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Chase execs can't help losing $20 billion

Chase spent $10 million lobbying this year to weaken regulations that would have prevented the $20 billion debacle. The loss underlines the need, of course, for stronger financial regulations

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Proposed bill would end fossil fuel subsidies

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. announced they would introduce the End Polluter Welfare Act to Congress.

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In California, double the cuts, double the misery

More misery loomed for Californians May 14 as Governor Jerry Brown delivered a revised 2012-13 budget projection doubling the already-deep cuts he called for in January.

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Immigrants protest harsh deportation policy

Immigrant workers and their families from across northern Ohio rallied  May 11  to protest rising deportations of parents of U.S. citizen children.

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Taxi! Taxi! Cabbies form unlikely union

If you ask a cab driver, there's a good chance he or she will tell you, "I'm a member of the National Taxi Workers Alliance."

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Irrigation Festival crowd greets Obama marchers

Members of Clallam County for Obama marched in the 117th Irrigation Festival parade, May 12, carrying their banner and chanting "Four More Years!"

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Study exposes fracking’s poisonous effects

Now, concerns about the safety of gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale have skyrocketed, in light of a recent scientific study.

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