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Community rallies to save San Francisco City College

A broad coalition of city residents and leaders is launching a campaign to assure the future of the 90,000-student City College, beleaguered by years of budget cuts.

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Labor against extending tax cuts for top earners

The AFL-CIO is "strongly against" extending the Bush tax cuts for the top 2 percent of the nation's earners, but fears congressional Democrats may blink on the issue, Legislative Director Bill Samuel says.

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On Mars: Viewed from space Earth has no borders

Many question the necessity scientific research, especially of sending instruments into the the solar system and building telescopes that are ever more ambitious.

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Workers in Tampa say “no” to the Romney economy

Even before the opening of the Republican Convention, workers have been targeting places delegates gather to voice opposition to Romney's prescriptions for the economy.

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New report: America’s workers living on the brink

Even worse than that, 37 percent say they sometimes need to rely on the next payday to make ends meet.

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Ryan’s home state could lose billions under his plan

Paul Ryan's home state, Wisconsin, could lose billions of dollars if Ryan gets into the White House and Republicans take control of Congress.

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Free back-to-school shoe lines reminiscent of the 30’s

The story behind the shoe line in St. Joseph is a story repeated everywhere, from Gary, Ind., to Youngstown, Ohio, to Flint, Mich., to Chico, Calif., to Milton, Mass.

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Corporations loot tax monies as Chicago schools suffer

Why would some of America's richest families need lavish public subsidies while schools, parks and other public services are in desperate need of funds?

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Protesters tell Goldman Sachs: Stop immoral “swap”

Oakland residents gathered to support the demand that the giant end a 14-year-old interest rate swap that has cost the city millions.

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Study: “Good jobs” in America on the decline

The share of "good jobs" in the U.S. economy declined from 27.4 percent to 24.6 percent since 1979, a new report by two labor economists says.

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