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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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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Three cheers for Mariela Castro’s visit to the U.S.

Mariela Castro, staunch advocate and supporter of LGBT causes, daughter of Raul Castro and neice to Fidel Castro, is coming to the United States.

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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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Reforming Wall Street is a job for the American people

One has to ask if Wall Street has learned anything at all. But then again: why would they?

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Thousands converge on Chicago on first big day of protests

Thousands rallied and marched peacefully in downtown Chicago Saturday in the biggest protests so far against NATO, the relic of the cold war holding a May 20-21 summit here.

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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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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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Shrimp workers exploited and enslaved at Walmart warehouse

Two thousand shrimp workers from Cambodia and Myanmar suffered human rights abuses and indentured servitude at the hands of Walmart.

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Republican war spreads to students

Republican senators today filibustered the Stop Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act. Their action threatens to create havoc with the economy, and wreck the country's future.

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