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Dr. Frists Tennessee brings up the rear

A new report from the United Health Foundation, the American Public Health Association and the Partners for Prevention has found that Tennessee, the home base of Republican Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, ranks 48 out of the 50 states in the health status of its population.

Many positives in N.Y. elections

NEW YORK — New York State had some interesting election races, with results that could lead to a state legislature that addresses the most important issues facing working people. These include a new formula for public school funding, mandated last year by a high court but not yet acted upon; the ongoing battle to increase the minimum wage; and blocking proposed fare hikes and service cutbacks in the New York City transit system.

October jobs report: Bush job flop gets blip

Republicans are celebrating the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report showing 337,000 new jobs created in October.

International notes

South Korea: Union strikes for recognition / Sudan: Gov’t and rebels sign pact / Peru: Children send message re: Cuban 5 / Finland: Bus drivers’ strike spreads / Burma: Forced labor continues

Teamsters seek probe of killing in El Salvador

WASHINGTON (AP) — Teamsters President James P. Hoffa asked Secretary of State Colin Powell last week to pressure El Salvador to investigate the Nov. 5 killing of a member who was trying to unionize port workers.

Hemingway papers in jeopardy

Cultural connections between Cuba and the United States persist in spite of the U.S. blockade. The two countries venerate each other’s music, art, and literature, and the life of Ernest Hemingway is remarkable as an example of shared cultural ties.

CPUSA mourns the death of Yasser Arafat

On Nov. 16 the National Board of the Communist Party USA issued the following statement from its offices in New York City. The Communist Party USA expresses its deep sorrow on the death of Yasser Arafat, the decades-long leader and larger-than-life symbol of the Palestinian people’s quest for justice, human rights, self-determination and statehood.

High-tech voting needs transparency

Enlisting technology creates a whole new set of problems in the election process.

Same-sex marriage was not the deciding issue

News Analysis Even before the polls closed on Nov. 2, the political slings and arrows were being aimed at the movement for marriage equality.

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