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One-third of nation in poverty or “near poverty”

A startling new study by the Census Bureau reveals that one in three Americans - 100 million people - live in poverty or near poverty.

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Jobless enter Capitol, demand benefits extension

Two hundred unemployed workers marched into the halls of Congress yesterday and served their lawmakers with 75,000 signatures on petitions demanding extension of unemployment benefits for the six million Americans about to lose them.

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Chicago PeoplesWorld.org readers celebrate growing fightback

They came to celebrate election victories in Ohio and across the country, the surging recall campaign in Wisconsin and the spreading Occupy movement.

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Republicans tell injured workers "you're on your own"

Proposed changes in HB 5002 will drastically change Michigan's workers' compensation law.

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Could the DREAM Act have saved Joaquin Luna's life?

In his last words to his brother, Luna said he couldn't accomplish his dreams because there was a huge wall blocking him from fulfilling his goals.

Two thirds of HIV victims in U.S. are untreated

Only about a third of those in the U.S. with HIV are getting treated says the Centers for Disease Control.

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Walker recall campaign off to blazing start

After just two weeks, over 300,000 signatures have been collected for Scott Walker's recall. So far, collection totals average 1,040 signatures an hour and have far exceeded even the most optimistic expectations.

House votes today on first part of GOP “jobs” plan

The measure, H.R. 3094, would deny workers the right to fair union elections by blocking changes proposed by the National Labor Relations Board.

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Air Force welcomes Wiccans and pagans

In Colorado Springs, Colo., the U.S. Air Force Academy has dedicated an $80,000 outdoor worship center to followers of alternative religions.

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Black public workers first laid off by job cuts

African Americans are experiencing the sharpest edge of layoffs of government and other public workers across the country

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