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Thousands gather at UN for voting rights

They came in the thousands to let the forces of reaction know that their voting rights - rights that were fought and died for - will not be taken away.

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States move on banks over foreclosure epidemic

As street heat and public opinion escalates to "make the banks pay," a number of states are moving aggressively to bring relief to homeowners facing foreclosure.

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Chicago mayor aims to aggressively privatize schools

The mayor's plan will affect 10,000 students, mostly Black and Latino, and result in the firing of 600 teachers, principals, building maintenance, cafeteria and other workers.

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New Obama immigration policy in Denver is test case for nation

The pilot is part of the initial implementation of the administration's new "prosecutorial discretion" guidelines for dealing with undocumented immigrants.

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Florida family fights to stay together

The couple met on a blind date and fell in love. No family, especially one with two young children, should have to face so much adversity in order to stay united, they say.

 

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GOP blocks consumer head in attempt to kill new board

"Let's be clear - this isn't about the overwhelmingly qualified Richard Cordray, this is about the Republicans doing the banks bidding by standing with them against the 99 percent."

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The jobless bring their plight to Congress

The nation's jobless, aided by the Communications Workers, the Service Employees and other unions, brought their plight directly to Congress this week.

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GOP dirty trickster guilty of "fraud" in racist robocall

Former Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich's campaign manager, Paul Schurick, was convicted of "fraud" Dec. 6 for his role in a racist robocall seeking to suppress the Black vote.

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Bay area activists protest home foreclosures

It's a story heard in neighborhood after neighborhood here, as around the nation.

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Mine owner to pay $210M for deadly explosion

The owners of the West Virginia coal mine where 29 died in an explosion agreed to pay $210 million, the biggest ever payout for a disaster the government blamed on "the ruthless pursuit of profits ahead of safety."

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