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NYC Council bans hiring discrimination against unemployed

While this important anti-discrimination measure passed overwhelmingly in the city council by a 44-4 vote, opposition continues from employers and their advocates.

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Jan. 30 day of action: "We need Jobs Not Cuts"

The Americans for Tax Fairness online "flash-mob" campaign "We need #JobsNotCuts" is part of a national Jan. 30 Day of Action.

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Oil barge crashes, leaks into Mississippi River

Cleanup crews rushed to clean up the mess the following day, and are continuing to skim oily water off the river.

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The woman whose name I carried on a cold winter day

Thousands of people traveled to Washington on Satuday, Jan. 26, for a national March for Gun ControlHere is one marcher's reflections on the day.

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Virginia GOP tries to dilute African-American vote

Senate Republicans took advantage of the absence of Democrat Henry Marsh, a civil rights hero who was attending the ceremony, to pass a huge mid-decade redistricting bill.

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Obama to announce immigration plan

President Obama will unveil his proposals for comprehensive immigration reform Tuesday in Las Vegas, the White House announced today.

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Court nullifies Obama appointments to Labor Board

The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled today that President Obama violated the Constitution when he made three recess appointments to the NLRB.

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Panel: Media consolidation hurts women

Media consolidation and cross-ownership, where fewer big conglomerates determine the information Americans see, shuts out women and minorities.

Filibuster reform agreement: No filibuster reform!

A determined effort to curb or kill Senate filibusters  failed on Jan. 25 when the Senate's two party leaders announced a "compromise."

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Women take lead in Seneca Falls, Selma, Stonewall journey

Women of all ages, colors, national origins and class status were a critical piece of the coalition that propelled President Barack Obama into his second term.

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