May

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Plastic bags to be banned in LA

In what seems to be part of a steadily increasing effort to find, Los Angeles will become the largest city to ban plastic bags at grocery stores.

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The new health care law and you – Ask a doc!

A group of physicians here has formed a speakers bureau dubbed, "The New Healthcare Law and You - Ask a Doc!"

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Activists abuzz over Bayer’s bee killing

Some 90+ activists gathered in San Pablo Park in West Berkeley, California, near where one of the Bayer facilities was located, to protest the company's insect-killing.

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In the “other Chicago,” mental health patients out of options

Millions gathered in the Windy City for the NATO summit. But over in the "other Chicago" - the inner city, Latino and African American-majority neighborhoods, people are suffering.

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Drink coffee, live longer?

Some positive science to report: drinking coffee keeps the Grim Reaper away-at lease for a while longer.

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Florida’s progressive forces unite against insurance company

Progressive forces from around Florida converged here May 17 to protest Coventry Health Care's use of its mega-profits to oppose the Affordable Care Act.

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Tom Morello, Nurses Union gather in Chicago

The event and its guitar-shredding conclusion saw nurses and workers of all ages and ethnicities, and from all walks of life, joining together and cheering Morello's encouraging words.

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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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Mass bird, dolphin deaths in Peru

About 5,000 pelicans and other ocean birds have been washing up on the northern coast of Peru, just weeks after over 900 dolphins perished in that same area.

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Unions back law to protect pregnant workers

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would ensure that pregnant workers are not forced out of their jobs  or denied job modifications that would allow them to continue working.

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