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Michigan city on verge of bankruptcy

The city of Hamtramck, Mich., is $3 million in debt and will run out of money by the end of January. It has sought permission from the state to file for bankruptcy, a move never before taken by a Michigan municipality. This could be a preview of what may happen to many cities and towns statewide.

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Supreme Court hears case for Calif. prisoners' rights

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Nov. 30 in the long legal battle over the rights of California prison inmates to decent health care.

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GOP blocks jobless aid, vows to kill all Dem-backed bills

Millions of Americans are almost certain to lose their unemployment checks this month after Congress failed to extend benefits by the Nov. 30 deadline.

16 arrested in DREAM Act sit-in

Protestors staging a sti-in at a Texas senator's office were arrested and held for hours.

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Youth: Let us serve our country, pass Dream Act

Passing the DREAM Act is about young people and their future, say labor and immigration reform advocates.

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Ohio jobless demand action

As federal unemployment benefits expired for 800,000 Americans Tuesday, people rallied in downtown Cleveland to demand extension of this critical lifeline.

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"Long time coming": Congress OKs compensation for Black farmers, Native Americans

The legislature approved a landmark bill to pay $4.6 billion in compensation to African American farmers and Native Americans.

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Connecticut leaders to receive People’s World awards

Three leaders have been named as recipients of the Amistad Award to be presented here by the People's World on Sunday, Dec. 5.

GOP poised to pull lifeline from jobless

If Congress fails to immediately extend benefits more than two million jobless workers will lose their lifeline in December.

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Broad coalition urges passage of DREAM Act

Supporters of the DREAM act range from the labor movement to self-identified conservatives.

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