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Democratic Party platform backs workers' rights

The platform, up for adoption at the party's convention in Charlotte, N.C., so strongly backs workers' rights that it virtually endorses the Employee Free Choice Act,.

Britney Spears and Mitt Romney own matching $55,000 car elevators

Pop superstar Britney Spears and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney both installed state-of-the art $55,000 Phantom Park car elevators in their home.

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20,000 march against Arizona's SB 1070

As part of a series of national protests against Arizona's SB 1070 law, more than 20,000 people marched here April 29 in Voces de la Frontera's annual May Day march.

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Lawmakers and police curtail Occupy Charlotte camp

Lawmakers have passed a series of new ordinances and changes affecting the public's ability to speak and assemble, as well as expanding police power.

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Chicago will be site for Occupy's Spring

There's another springtime swirling here in Chicago: the rebirth of the Occupy movement.

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Fire Fighters commemorate 9/11 with N.Y.-to-D.C. memorial ride

The New York locals of the Fire Fighters, who lost 343 members and their priest on 9/11 2001, will commemorate their fallen colleagues with a 343-mile memorial bicycle ride.

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Sept. 11, 2001 archives: New York City, one month later

NEW YORK - One month can sometimes feel like a lifetime. For many, each day is marked by the struggle to recover. It's another step towards an uncertain future. Sept. 11 has forever changed the city.

Battle looms on immigration and citizenship

The Republican ultra right is launching a multi-pronged attack on immigrants and their families.

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Finally: aid to 9/11 heroes approved after GOP yields

The GOP finally relented and allowed 9/11 first responders funding for health care and other needs - but only after nine years and an intense grassroots campaign.

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How Connecticut bucked the nation

Two weeks before election day, an unnamed outside Republican business group poured $1 million into vicious ads attacking Democratic incumbent Rep. Chris Murphy in the 5th Congressional District, claiming he voted for "Viagra for sex offenders."

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